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The Elder Scrolls Online Beta Coming To Consoles Tomorrow, Prepare Your Hard-Drive

by William Schwartz

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The wait has been long for console fans who were looking to play The Elder Scrolls Online, but now the wait is drawing to a close with a beta.

Zenimax Online have announced that the beta will not only start tomorrow, but run through the weekend until Monday, April 27th, at 10AM EDT. The catch is that it seems the beta isn’t open and is for those who signed up to be notified about the beta for The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited. They even are encouraging people to stream and spread the word since the beta is described as a ‘limited closed beta’. Check out the FAQ for the beta below from Zenimax which even mentions that this is the full game, which is known to fit on a 50GB Blu-Ray and is reportedly going to have a 15GB patch. Prepare at least 65 Gigs on your console if you get invited and plan to participate in The Elder Scrolls Online beta.

What is the ESOTU console beta test?

This is a limited, closed public beta. You must receive an invite to participate. We are sending invites to some of those who signed up for the ESOTU console beta (not everyone who signed up will get an invite).

When is the ESOTU console beta test?

The ESOTU console beta test opens on Thursday, April 23rd, at 10AM EDT and ends on Monday, April 27th, at 10AM EDT.

When will invites for the ESOTU console beta test be sent out?

Invites start going out today, Wednesday, April 22nd, at 10AM EDT, so check your inbox. Don’t forget to check your spam box, too (just in case!). We strongly advise that those invited start downloading the game as soon as possible.

Is there an NDA in place for the ESOTU console beta test?

Nope! There is no NDA in place for this beta test, so we encourage participants to share screenshots and livestream until your heart’s content.

Will my characters from beta carry over to the live version of ESOTU on PS4 and Xbox One?

Unfortunately, no. We will be wiping all characters from the ESOTU console beta before the official worldwide launch on June 9th. If you are eligible for the PC/Mac to PS4 and Xbox One transfer, your characters will be waiting for you on the PS4 and Xbox One megaservers at launch. Otherwise, you will be creating new characters on launch day.

Is this a cross-console beta test?

No, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One players will have their own megaservers—one for North America and one for Europe, respectively. For the beta (and at launch), you will be able to choose which one you want to play on. Characters are unique per megaserver.

How many megaservers are available during the ESOTU console beta test? Can I choose which one I want to play on?

We will have two megaservers for PS4 and two megaservers for Xbox One—one for North America and one for Europe, respectively. You may choose which one you want to play on.

Will we be playing the full game during the ESOTU console beta test, or only parts of it?

Everyone participating in the ESOTU console beta test will have access to the full console version of the game, not a slimmed down version.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited is set to release on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, June 9th.

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