Starting March 17th, The Elder Scrolls: Online will drop their subscription model and become a buy-to-play title. The game will also undergo a slight name change, becoming The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited. Additionally, the game will come to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on June 9th. To learn more about the game, research classes and skills, or explore game lore, stop by The Elder Scrolls: Online Wiki.
To play The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited, you’ll only need to purchase the game. The mandatory subscription may be disappearing, but an optional monthly fee, named ESO Plus, will be available to players. ESO Plus subscribers will receive progression bonuses, a new currency – called crowns – to purchase cosmetic or convenience items, and all of the DLC. This premium membership will be available in 30-, 90-, and 180-day durations.
All Tamriel Unlimited players will receive a taste of the new in-game currency, crowns. Here’s the breakdown of what different players will receive:
- New accounts will receive a one-time gift of 500 crowns.
- Returning players, those that played previously but no longer have a subscription, will receive 500 crowns when logging in to their game account. They’ll also receive 100 crowns for each 30-day period they were subscribed.
- Current Subscribers will receive 500 crowns and 100 crowns for each 30-day period they have been an active subscriber. They will also be automatically enrolled in ESO Plus for the remainder of the subscription period. They’ll receive the full benefits of ESO Plus membership, including the 1500 crowns for each 30-day period remaining on the subscription.
Crown packs will also be available for purchase. Note: crowns are not replacing gold in the game. Gold will still be used in transactions between NPCs and other players.
In celebration of these announcements, Bethesda has released the final entry in their four-part series of cinematic trailers, The Confrontation.
For more information on The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited and the game’s console release, check out the FAQ section on the game’s official website. If you’re interested in learning about gameplay, quests, and more, visit The Elder Scrolls: Online Wiki on Gamepedia.