Much more on the soft side than the scaley side, Gaming Heads introduces the new Guar plush from The Elder Scrolls Online. These Morrowind natives can now dwell in your house and be a fun enhancement to your Tamriel experience. Speaking of which–this little guy enables you to get the item code for your very own in-game Guar pet!
We have big plans for ESO at the show this year. Find out how you can get in on the fun!
PANEL: THE FUTURE OF ESO Panel
The ESO devs will talk about where the game is headed and answer your questions on the main stage. Each developer (listed below) will speak about a specific aspect of ESO and what’s in store, followed by a live Q&A. Also, the first 3,000 attendees will receive a free copy of The Elder Scrolls Online! Submit your questions to us on the official ESO forums and Twitter ahead of time, and you may see us answer it live at QuakeCon! (Please use the #ESO and #QuakeCon hashtags on Twitter.)
Can’t make it to QuakeCon? Don’t worry! You can watch the full panel and Q&A live on Twitch.tv/bethesda. The livestream and Q&A will also be available for viewing afterward on the ESO YouTube channel.
When? Friday, July 18th from 5:00PM to 7:00PM CDT
Where? QuakeCon Ventrilo Main Stage
Who? Game Director Matt Firor, Creative Director Paul Sage, Lead PvP Designer Brian Wheeler, Lead Gameplay Designer Nick Konkle, Lead Designer Rich Lambert, Art Director Jared Carr, and Lead Programmer Jesse McIntyre.
After the panel, feel to free to hang out with us and meet some of the ESO developers at our casual meet-and-greet. Stop by and say hi!
When? Friday, July 18th starting at 7:00PM CDT
Where? Gossip Bar at the Hilton Anatole (at the convention)
How to Attend: Simply stop by the Gossip bar at 7:00 PM CDT on Friday night, after the Future of ESO panel. We’ll be there!
PVP TOURNAMENT AND LIVESTREAMS
Fight for glory—and for great prizes (to be revealed soon)! We’ll be holding a PvP tournament throughout the show. Get your team registered now.
When? Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (July 17th-20th) from Noon until 1:00PM CDT
Where? At the ESO booth and on Twitch.tv
How to Register: Send your name and the names of your three teammates to email@example.com. You must be in attendance at QuakeCon to play in the tournament. Don’t forget to send us your guild name if you’re representing one!
TRIALS TOURNAMENT AND LIVESTREAM
Find out how your Trials team stacks up and win awesome prizes! We’ll pit you against other teams in a bid to earn the fastest completion time. Register now to secure your team’s spot.
When? Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (July17th-20th) starting at 1:30PM CDT
Where? At the ESO booth and on Twitch.tv (Saturday only)
How to Register: Send the names of your 12-player team’s members to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You must be in attendance at the show to participate. Remember to include your guild name!
- Armor dyes
- Guild Tabards
- Public Guild Store locations
- A new difficulty mode for Trials
- Fixes and improvements
Look for the new update happening later in July, and be sure to get all the Elder Scrolls Online news by visiting www.elderscrollsonline.com
Anxious for the DOOM sneak peek? Attending QuakeCon 2014 will satisfy your immediate desire to get the first details on the new shooter from id Software. And it will also give you a chance to meet the game’s art director.
Hugo Martin, already known for his work on Pacific Rim and games like Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune and The Force Unleashed, will be reviewing art portfolios for amateur and professional artists who want honest feedback and career advice.
Interested? Be sure to BYOP (Bring Your Own Portfolio) to our id Software booth in the exhibit hall Thursday-Saturday from 12:00pm – 2:00pm.
QuakeCon will also offer an opportunity to hear more about long-term plans for The Elder Scrolls Online.
During ZeniMax Online’s panel, ‘The Future of ESO’, Game Director Matt Firor and other members of the team will discuss where the game is headed and answer your questions on the Ventrilo main stage. Like Hugo from id, members of the ESO team will be on hand throughout QuakeCon to meet and greet fans. For full details on ESO’s QuakeCon showing, including how to receive a free copy of the game at QuakeCon, visit elderscrollsonline.com.
Discover Veteran Crypt of Hearts, new lootables, improved interior lighting, and more.
We’re pleased to announce that Update 2 is live today, adding even more adventure, new features, and lots of fixes to ESO. Rally your toughest allies and prepare to return to Crypt of Hearts in the new Veteran version, where you’ll face devious new bosses as you delve further into the Crypt’s sinister mysteries. See the next chapter of the dungeon’s story and earn some great loot — if you can survive.
There are some great new improvements in Update 2. Chances are you’ve seen the tons of weapon and armor racks scattered throughout Tamriel. Ever wanted to loot them? We thought so, and now you can! We’ve also put together a beautiful new interior lighting effect. When you’re inside a building, you’ll now see its windows cast light across the room. It really adds something special to the atmosphere!
And, of course, you’ll see tons of bug fixes in Update 2. To see the complete list of changes, read the full patch notes.
In addition to all the new features and refinements, there’s plenty more to on elderscrollsonline.com, including…
- The ESO Team readies you for the new Veteran Dungeons in the latest edition of Creating ESO.
- A lightning-wielding sorceror in heavy armor? That’s Cole Schnitzer’ Storm Conduit build featured in BattleMaster’s Quarter.
- The Loremaster’s Archive returns with knowledge on Mephala — bestowed upon us by Divayth Fyr.
- Celebrate the release of the veteran version of Crypt of Hearts with a new wallpaper.
More information about Update 2 is coming soon. In the meantime, here are other ESO highlights worth checking out…
- The June Edition of ESO’s “The Road Ahead” update gives new updates on class changes, megaservers, features coming to Update 2, and a sneak peek at features coming later.
- The 61st Edition of The Tamriel Chronicle is live. Check it out to see the latest fan creations.
- Get fan-created tips on for Craglorn, dealing with Dark Anchors, and Veteran Rank gear in the newest update to the Adventurer’s Handbook.
For much more on ESO, visit www.elderscrollsonline.com.
Put on your best gear, pack your provisions, and turn your eyes to the stars—Craglorn launches today! The game update brings a challenge for groups of Veteran Rank players to ESO along with tons of fixes and improvements. Read the full patch notes to get every detail.
In Craglorn, you and your allies will take on new quests as you discover the Celestial threat to Tamriel, explore delves where your skills will be put to the test, and even participate in 12-player Trials—a completely new kind of adventure with the deadliest enemies yet (and fantastic rewards). The patch also introduces class and skill updates, fixes throughout the game, and more.
What else is new with ESO? Check out highlights at elderscrollsonline.com…
- Discover great player-created guides and resources in the new Adventurer’s Handbook series.
- Issue #59 of the Tamriel Chronicle is now available for your viewing pleasure
- Learn more about fan-created add-on, Wykkyd’s Framework
- See how Molag Ball’s iconic mace was recreated in a new video from Geek and Sundry’s Arcade Arms team!
- Looking for other folks to group up with? Get helpful tips here!
- The most recent edition of Battlemaster’s Corner features The Resto Warrior!
- Dan Bull is here with Alliance-themed rap, The Daggerfaull Covenant
- The Interactive Map gets a new addition with the arrival of Craglorn. Read the article here to learn more.
- An interview with the first Emperor, Morkulth is available to check out. Get some tips to your battle strategy.
- Issue #57 of the Tamriel Chronicle gives insight to some of the news as well as showcases the fine artistic skills of the community
- Discover new guilds in the Guild Spotlight. This week they talk to M.O.R.T.
See you in Tamriel!
We’ve been grateful to our fans for the wonderful response to our recent launch of The Elder Scrolls Online for PC/Mac, but we know many of you are eagerly waiting to play the game on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
We continue to work on the console versions of ESO, and game development has been progressing steadily, but we are still working to solve a series of unique problems specific to those platforms. Integrating our systems with each console manufacturer’s networks — which are both different from the PC/Mac system as well as different from each other—has been a challenging process. It has become clear that our planned June release of the console versions isn’t going to be possible. Though we have made great progress, we have concluded that we’ll need about six months to ensure we deliver the experience our fans expect and deserve.
We know that the news of an ESO console delay is as disappointing to many of you as it is to us. We want to do what we can to make it up to our fans who want to start playing now, so we have worked out the following arrangement with Sony and Microsoft:
Via a special offer, anyone who purchases and plays the PC/Mac version of The Elder Scrolls Online by the end of June will have the opportunity to transfer their character(s) to either console version when they are released. The offer will allow you to begin playing immediately on the PC/Mac, and then add the PS4 or Xbox One version and transfer the character(s) you have created and developed. And, you don’t have to pay full price for the game twice. For $20, eligible PC and Mac players will have the option to add a full, digital version of ESO on either the PS4 or the Xbox One with your character transfer(s), and another 30 days of included game time.
Whether you decide to take advantage of this offer or not, we promise to do everything we can to get the game released on both consoles as quickly as we can. We will keep everyone updated with additional details regarding character transfers, specific offer dates, when you can expect console beta to start, and of course, when ESO on consoles will launch.
Thank you for your patience and loyal support.
Time flies. It’s been a month since Tamriel opened its doors for early access players, and the support from our the community has been amazing. In a new “Road Ahead” letter from Game Director Matt Firor, learn about the exciting future for ESO — including all the new features, balance tweaks, and bug fixes – plus news on what we’re doing to thank everyone for their support!
Every ESO player who set up an active account prior to 8pm EST Thursday May 1st (today) and who are currently enjoying their 30 days of included game time, will receive an additional five days of included game time. If you’re eligible to receive the five additional days, a confirmation will be sent to your account’s registered email address. For further details, please visit help.elderscrollsonline.com. This is a small gesture to show our thanks for being part of the ESO community while we work to make this extraordinary game and service even better.
Highlighting Matt’s post is the changelog for ESO Update 1. Current changes in Update 1 include:
- Craglorn, the first Adventure Zone, specifically created for groups of Veteran Rank 1 and above characters
- Trials, which are 12-player “raid”-type instances for Veteran Rank characters, featuring completion time leaderboards
- Death recap: you can now see who killed you and what ability they were using. This is invaluable information in dungeons, PvP, and Craglorn
- Underdog bonuses in Cyrodiil—you’ll get more Alliance Points and XP while fighting for an alliance with a lower population in your campaign
- Animation tweaks and polish
- Combat ability balance changes and fixes
- Class ability tweaks and updates
- Content bug fixes, especially edge cases where quests could become de-synced
- And much, much more—check out the final patch notes when they are posted in the forums.
Learn what else is on the horizon in Matt’s post here. For more on ESO, check out what’s worth reading below.
- On Reddit today at 3 PM EST, join Matt Firor and other members of the development team as they answer questions on the game — including your questions for the game’s first Adventure Zone, Craglorn!
- The ESO team wants to see your character build! Learn about “The Shadow Knight”, created by Kraive Moar, here.
- The latest Tamriel Chronicle features several inspiring contributions from deviantART.