ESO Update – Welcome Back Weekend, Contests, and more!


Been away from Tamriel for awhile? Now’s a great time to jump back into the action of The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited.

Beginning today at 10:00 AM EDT and running  through Monday, April 20th  at 10:00 AM EDT, we’re hosting a “Welcome Back Weekend” for beta participants that haven’t yet purchased ESO. The free weekend includes all the major updates to the game introduced before and with the launch of Tamriel Unlimited, including no longer requiring a monthly subscription.

What else is new in the ESO community? Check out highlights below…

  • Learn how your fan art could score you a Wacom Intuos Medium Tablet or and plenty of other amazing ESO prizes in the Collectible Creatures Fan Art Contest. Full details here.
  • The ESO team has archived their 15th episode of ESO Live. Follow the channel on Twitch and catch up on all the archived episodes on YouTube.
  • Having recently celebrated the game’s first year, members of ZeniMax Online Studios have reflected on their favorite memories of Year One. Devs include Game Director Matt Firor, Creative Director Paul Sage, and Art Director Jared Carr.

Not on PC/Mac? We’ll be sharing more details on the Xbox One/PlayStation 4 release — coming June 9th — in the near future.

The Elder Scrolls’ Music Returns to the Classic FM Hall of Fame


For the fourth year in a row, Jeremy Soule’s music to The Elder Scrolls series has made the Classic FM Hall of Fame top 300 – the world’s biggest poll of classical music tastes. Ranked 11th overall (just behind Beethoven’s Symphony No.6 in F major Op.68), it’s a huge honor for The Elder Scrolls franchise and a testament of the amazing fans of the series.

Thanks to all the fans that voted!

Worth Reading: I Made Timmy Neusbaum Cry


Kudos to for an amazing feature last week. Fond of Fallout 3’s memorable Tranquility Lane questlines, writer Joe Donnelly decided to approach a therapist with the plotlines of well-known Vault 112 simulation.

Here’s the kicker. Donnelly didn’t just ask what it might have all meant to Bethesda Game Studios, but rather, he decided to share the plotlines as if it they were his actual dreams.

Describing Tranquility Lane, here’s Donnelly:

“For me, it’s the most chilling dream sequence of any video game, which is why I decided to have it analyzed. I had Christine, a holistic therapist and dream analysis specialist, believe that the Tranquility Lane segment was, in fact, a recurring dream of my own. I described the minutiae of the dream, before asking her professional opinion as to its possible meaning.”

Read the full feature at Now if someone could just help me explain why I keep losing teeth in my dreams.

Morrowind Modding Showcases

Recently in our official forums, member Darkelfguy reached out to me to let me know about a new Morrowind modding interview project he’s begun — in a similar vein to the modding projects we’ve featured for Morrowind, Fallout, Oblivion, and Skyrim here on Bethesda Blog.

The most recent interview features MikeandIke. If you’d like to see more in-depth interviews like this one, subscribe to the Morrowind Modding Showcases on YouTube.

BY(OC) The People. For The People.


In case you missed it, T-Dawg and others have begun work on a new community portal — appropriately called QuakeCon 2015 Community and hosted at

Be sure to stop by for community updates from your favorite Con people. We’ll be watching and sharing highlights here on the official site.


Skyrim Workshop file limit is now… limitless (Updated)


4/8: The Creation Kit update is now live for everyone and features the following additional updates:

Creation Kit 1.9.36 Update

  • Master Files can be uploaded to Steam Workshop.
  • Description fields properly support 8000 characters.
  • New categories added.
  • Loose scripts are now deployed as a single archive. After you un-rar the loose scripts to the appropriate directory, any active scripts you edit will not get overwritten the next time the Creation Kit gets updated.
  • Allow files with seq extension to be uploaded to Workshop.
  • New categories with multiple words now update properly on Workshop.
  • Fixed issue with version control not enabling properly if the INI setting was turned on.
  • Create Archive now allows you to select location to create new archive file.
  • Fixed a crash with having several categories selected for upload.

To upload master files, go to File -> Data. Highlight a loaded master file and select Upload to Steam Workshop. The prompts should work the same as uploading a plugin.

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Dishonored is a Free Download on PlayStation Plus for PS3 Players


Between now and May 5th, PlayStation users subscribed to PlayStation Plus will be able to download Dishonored — the full, original game — for free on PlayStation 3!

Note: If your PlayStation Plus subscription lapses at any point, you will need to re-up your subscription in order to play the content.

For more details on PlayStation Plus, visit here.

Happy 1st, ESO!

Hard to believe how fast times goes by, but today marks the first birthday for The Elder Scrolls Online!

The game has seen many improvements through regular updates and the introduction of Tamriel Unlimited, but one thing hasn’t changed: the amazing support from the game’s community. A shining example comes on the game’s first birthday — a touching community tribute put together by community member Elloa.

To the entire ZOS team and ESO fanbase, congrats on an amazing first year!

Vault Boy Tee of the Month — Fortune Finder


It always seemed like a cool idea to have metal detector to find hidden treasures in your neighborhood. Perhaps cooler (and cheaper, and not as weird) is April’s Vault Boy Tee of the Month celebrating the Fortune Finder perk.

The shirt is on sale starting today and will be available until next Friday. After that, you’ll need a special t-shirt detector to find it in the wasteland hundreds of years from now.