This is Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited – Exploring Tamriel

This-is-ESO-Header_3_004With nine massive and vastly diverse provinces to explore—and Oblivion beyond—Tamriel is a land that beckons to the explorer’s spirit in us all. From hunting the forces of Molag Bal to gathering natural resources for crafting to plumbing ancient ruins for treasure, your next big adventure awaits in Tamriel.

Spend hours walking the bustling villages and cities, or strike out on your own to find adventure off the beaten path. For those who take the time to traverse the wilds of Tamriel, a bounty of raw materials, hidden treasure chests, breathtaking vistas, and uncovered mysteries are waiting to be found. Keep your eyes and weapons sharp while exploring, though–Molag Bal’s loyal followers lurk in even the most remote locales. Watch our final video in the ‘This is ESOTU’ series to see more of the expansive world that awaits you in The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited.

Amazon Contest Lets You Show Your ESO Allegiance

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The countdown to The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited on Xbox One & PlayStation 4 continues with a pretty great contest on Amazon.com. Get on Twitter, follow @amazongames, and retweet this post. Twelve lucky winners will win one of the consoles above — representing the Aldmeri Dominion, Daggerfall Convenant, and Ebonheart Pact.

Note: Contest is for US resident only. Official rules are posted here.

The Executioner DLC: Survival Horror from a New Perspective

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Beginning today, you can download The Executioner, The Evil Within’s final DLC. With a new playable hero (or anti-hero?), the content takes The Evil Within in an-all new direction… and perspective.

This afternoon at 1 PM ET, Bethesda TwitchWorks will preview the new content with a launch-edition stream featuring Tango’s John Johanas.

For more details on The Executioner, hit the jump below…

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This is The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited – The Elder Scrolls with Friends

Whether you’re taking on a dungeon or swapping adventure stories in a tavern, life in Tamriel is always more fun with friends. Watch our latest This is The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited video for a taste of what awaits when you explore Tamriel with allies.

In the second installment of our This is The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited video series, we explore the variety of activities you can enjoy with friends in ESOTU. From the Alliance War in Cyrodiil to Trials and dungeons to World Bosses and beyond, fun and adventure are always right around the corner when you team up with allies. Watch the video to learn more!

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If you’ve already played MachineGames’, you know there’s plenty of memorable set pieces across the game’s two acts. These moments, and even more subtle ones, are captured magnificently by Flickr user K putt in astounding 4K detail.

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Catch this screen and more in their full 4K glory from K putt here.

Need more reasons to make a return trip to Castle Wolfenstein. At Gamespot, Daniel Hindes explores the allure of the castle — comparing visits from Wolfenstein 3D, Return to Castle Wolfenstein, and the newly-released The Old Blood.

And after the break, catch the latest review scores for The Old Blood…

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This is Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited – Freedom and Choice in Tamriel

In the first This is The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited video, we explore the freedom to forge your own path in Tamriel and the countless choices you’ll face along the way. Deciding your race, alliance, class, playstyle, and ability specializations are just the beginning. Watch the video to learn more!

Visit elderscrollsonline.com and discuss on the official ESOTU forums.

The Old Blood Offers (a New) Return to Castle Wolfenstein

The Year is 1946. Your mission: infiltrate Castle Wolfenstein and retrieve the coordinates to General Deathshead’s compound. Watch the official gameplay launch trailer for Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

That’s right, today you can download the prequel for Wolfenstein: The New Order on your PlayStation 4, PC, or Xbox One. Don’t have The New Order? Doesn’t matter. The Old Blood is a standalone digital title that doesn’t require a purchase of last year’s award-winning shooter. But be warned: once you’ve played through The Old Blood, you’re going be ready for more.

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If you’ve missed any of our details on the game, be sure to check out these features:

  • See the Bethesda Blog written and video previews spanning both halves of The Old Blood.
  • Learn about the new improves to Nightmare Mode in an interview with MachineGames’ Jerk Gustafsson.
  • See the concept art that led to The Old Blood on our official Wolfenstein Facebook page.

Make your return to Castle Wolfenstein (and beyond) today.

Looking for a boxed copy. The Old Blood will also have a physical release in Europe on May 15, and in Australia/New Zealand on May 14.

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Wolfenstein: The Old Blood — ‘Get Psyched’ Primer (Preloads, System Requirements, and more!)

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Wolfenstein: The Old Blood arrives digitally on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Steam in less than a week. As you get ready to play, here’s some important info to note before May 5th.

It’s Standalone

As we’ve stated previously, you don’t need Wolfenstein: The New Order to play The Old Blood. They’re separate games, and there is no save file carryover between the two. If you’re into great first-person shooter games, we’d certainly love you to play both. If you’ve played The New Order already, it’ll be exciting to see how the early events of the game were set into motion. If you haven’t played either, the $20 price tag gives you a great introduction into MachineGames’ new take on the Wolfenstein universe.

We’ll leave it up to you to determine how your loved ones experience the two games — deciding between playing the original or the prequel first.

Pre-Load and System Requirements after the break…

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Roundup – Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

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Believe it or not, we’re less than two weeks away from the release of the standalone prequel to last year’s Wolfenstein: The New Order. Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, here we come!

Over the last few weeks on our Wolfenstein Facebook page, we’ve been sharing concept images and in-game created by the team at MachineGames. This past week’s contributions, created by artist Christoffer Lovéus, provide background on SS Paranormal Division’s astute and archaeology-obsessed leader, Helga Von Schabbs.

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What are Helga’s motives? And what exactly makes her so evil. To give some background on her character, here’s MachineGames’ Senior Narrative Designer, Tommy Tordsson Björk :

“Helga is an adventurous, intelligent and obsessive tomb raider, completely callous to the suffering of others, who likes to indulge in finely aged reds from the wine cellar in Castle Wolfenstein. Coming from a noble background, she was infected with polio as a child leaving her with a stiff leg.

She is driven by the need to control her fate and make an everlasting mark on history. For Helga, joining the Nazis was, besides being appealed by the ideology, a means to accomplish this end. Through her archaeological research, she is trying to connect her blood-line to King Otto, the Holy Roman Emperor.”

If you’ve missed any of our other preview art, check out the slideshow below featuring some of the highlights, and LIKE the official Wolfenstein Facebook page to see new content first. And elsewhere, we recommend checking out Executive Producer Jerk Gustafsson interview with Gamespot, as well as his newly-minted podcast with Xbox’s Major Nelson.


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Between now and launch on May 5th, we’ll have plenty more to share on The Old Blood — gameplay content, written features, and more.

First Look: Wolfenstein: The Old Blood’s Perks & Achievements

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If you played through Wolfenstein: The New Order, you know that the game’s replayability is strengthened by the gameplay-based, goal-oriented perk system. The standalone Wolfenstein: The Old Blood (out on May 5 digitally, and physically in EU on May 15) shares this in common with last year’s release.

This week on our official Wolfenstein Facebook page, we’ll be previewing some of these perks, which also unlock achievements on Xbox One/Steam and trophies on PlayStation 4.

For a preview of how this system will work in The Old Blood, we’ll be sharing details on some of our favorites this week on the official Wolfenstein Facebook page. Here’s a sneak peek at today’s unveil of the “Can Carry Machine Guns” Perk:

“Can Carry Heavy Machine Gun” Perk

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How to Get It:  Pull off 200 kills using MG46.

What It Does: You no longer need to leave heavy machine guns behind. Can carry a heavy machinegun in your inventory/weapon wheel.

Be sure to tune in every day this week on Facebook.com/Wolfenstein to see other new perks and Trophies/Achievements revealed.