Legends Chaos Arena Event — December 8, 2016
A limited-time Arena
mode has been announced for Legends
. From December 14 through December 19, a Sheogorath-themed "Chaos Arena" mode will be available to play. Like other Arena modes, participating in the Chaos Arena requires an Arena Ticket, which can be acquired with in-game gold or via digital purchase. The mode features new artwork and unique lane
conditions and Arena scenarios. To coincide with the event, a "Madhouse Collection" card pack will be available for purchase. This pack contains three copies of 11 unique cards, and can similarly be acquired with either in-game gold or via digital purchase.
Homestead Player Housing Update Announced for ESO — December 6, 2016
The long-anticipated player housing
update for The Elder Scrolls Online
has been officially revealed by ZeniMax Online Studios
, which will be a free inclusion in the next major update, will introduce nearly forty new player houses into the game, alongside over 2000 furniture items to decorate your house with. It's scheduled for release in February 2017. The official announcement can be seen here
, and the update will be available on the PTS
in January, before its scheduled official release the next month.
Bethesda Pinball Released— December 6, 2016
In partnership with Zen Studios
, Bethesda Softworks
has released three pinball tables themed after several of their more popular franchises, specifically The Elder Scrolls
, and Fallout
. These new pinball tables, which are available on Zen Studios' various pinball platforms on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PSN SCEA, PSN SCEE, Steam, Mac and Windows 10. Additionally, the tables will be made available on their mobile platforms (iOS and Android) on 8th December. The official announcement can be seen here
, and its launch trailer can be seen here
. Alongside a similar announcement of a Skyrim Monopoly Board
in production, this could possibly indicate an increased interest in merchandising of Bethesda's more popular franchises.
Crown Crates Introduced — December 2, 2016
"Crown Crate" loot boxes have been introduced to ESO's Crown Store
. These crates contain consumables and have a chance to contain exclusive or retired collectibles
. The Crates also have a currency system which allows for specific rewards to be purchased directly. For more information on the current rewards and their price range, see our article
Oblivion on Xbox One — November 29, 2016
Elder Scrolls Autumn Sales On Now — November 25, 2016
The Steam Store
, as part of their ongoing Autumn Sale, has Elder Scrolls
franchise on sale. Most of the games are on discounts between 50 to 73 percent off base price. The only notable exception being The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
, which is not discounted at this time, most likely due to its relatively recent release.
Additionally, this sale marks the introduction to the Steam Awards, with the winner being decided in December, in time for the Winter Steam Sale. Consider nominating some of your favorite Elder Scrolls games for these honors while doing your shopping. The sale shall continue until the 29th of November at 1pm, and can be found here.
An additional sale from the Bethesda Store, which includes Elder Scrolls products, is going on until the 27th.
Update: A sale on Skyrim Special Edition, alongside a number of other recent titles, is going on at the PS4 Store until the 29th at 8am. Another sale is being held on Amazon for the Skyrim Special Edition
: Skyrim Special Edition
is now on a 25% discount on the Steam sale, most likely to match other sales presently going on.
Skyrim Special Edition Now Available — October 28, 2016
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
is now available on the PC, PS4, and Xbox One. With this update to the series latest main installment, graphical enhancements have been added, including volumetric god rays and new shaders. Additionally, newly integrated mod support through Bethesda.net
allows for official supports for mods on the console versions of the games. For PC players who owned the original release of Skyrim
with its three add-ons, Hearthfire
, and Dragonborn
, the Special Edition has been added to your Steam library for free, acknowledging the minor advantages this version has on PC. For more information about the release, see the official announcement
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition Now Available for Preinstall — October 26, 2016
If you already own the Steam version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
alongside its three official DLC, Hearthfire
, and Dragonborn
, you will now find a copy of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
available for installation in your game library, free of charge. The preinstallation will require 12.8 GB of disk space, and the download size is 9.8 GB. The Skyrim
remaster is set to release officially on the 28th. For those still needing some time off to enjoy the updated version of the game, a general purpose medical letter written by one "Dr. Agon Born" has been made available for your use here
Skyrim on Nintendo Switch — October 21, 2015
The upcoming Special Edition of Skyrim was featured in the first reveal video
of the new Nintendo Switch
home/portable console. However, Bethesda has since clarified
that they have not made any official announcements regarding which of their titles will be available on Switch, instead referring only to a "partnership with Nintendo" in support of the new console. That said, their collaboration on the video would seem to imply that a Skyrim release is likely.
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Did you know...
- ... that the Bosmer people can invoke the Wild Hunt, turning themselves into a everchanging horde of feral, supernatural beasts?
- ... that you can be crowned Emperor in ESO?
- ... that The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind is the first TES game in which the player's stamina regenerates on its own?
- ... that Sheogorath, the Daedric Prince of Madness, was actually Jyggalag, the Daedric Prince of Order, until the other Daedric Princes cursed him to live as the former?
- ... that there are 61 different kinds of glyphs on the Elder Scrolls, as well as a star map of the real world southern polar region?
- ... that Skyrim was inhabited by Aldmer and Falmer until they were driven out by Ysgramor and the Nords in the late Merethic Era?
- ... that Argonians prefer to call themselves Saxhleel, meaning "People of the Root" in Jel, their native tongue?
- ... that the month of Morning Star was not present in The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, most likely omitted by accident?
- ... that The Elder Scrolls: Arena is the only game in the main series in which there are no skills that can be learned?
- ... that The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is the first TES game in which the player's magicka regenerates on its own?