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The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood is Unleashed and Optimized for Xbox Series X|S

Summary

  • The Elder Scrolls Online is now Optimized for Xbox Series X|S, bringing a host of graphical and performance improvements free for all players.
  • Explore the wild swamplands and rolling hills of Blackwood.
  • The Prince of Destruction makes his move on Tamriel 800 years before The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.

The forces of Mehunres Dagon emerge from the shadows, and the Prince of Destruction makes his move on Tamriel 800 years before The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion in Blackwood, the new Chapter now available and Optimized for Xbox Series X|S with Smart Delivery support.

Explore the wild swamplands and rolling hills of a new zone, confront the schemes and ambitions of mortals and Daedra alike, and recruit combat allies with the new Companion system, ensuring you’ll never have to adventure alone again.

Part of the epic Gates of Oblivion year-long storyline, Blackwood continues the story that began with the Flames of Ambition DLC in March, while remaining a compelling standalone adventure. You can acquire The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood on the Xbox Store right now, with both the Upgrade (including the new Chapter) and Collection (featuring the base game, previous Chapters, and the Blackwood Chapter) versions available in regular and Collector’s Editions!

Optimized for Xbox Series X|S

The Elder Scrolls Online is now Optimized for Xbox Series X|S, bringing a host of graphical and performance improvements free for all ESO players on next-gen consoles.

This free upgrade unlocks the native power of Xbox Series X|S and allows you to choose between two unique modes: Performance Mode, which emphasizes frame rate by enabling 60FPS at 1440p resolution, and Fidelity Mode, which focuses on visuals by enabling 4k resolution at 30FPS.

All you need is an Xbox Series X|S and a copy of the game to receive the Optimized version. If you have instant-on power mode and auto-update games enabled, Smart Delivery will upgrade you to the Xbox Series X|S Optimized version in the background automatically. Otherwise, a prompt will appear when playing or launching the game to initiate the update.

Tamriel Awaits

Whether you’re an ESO veteran or brand-new player looking to start your adventures in Tamriel, the Blackwood chapter and Xbox Series X|S Optimized update will ensure you get the most out of your Elder Scrolls journey.

You can pick up The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood on the Xbox Store today — we’ll see you in Tamriel!

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The Elder Scrolls Online Collection: Blackwood is the ultimate Elder Scrolls experience and includes the Base Game and all Chapters: • Blackwood (New for 2021) • Greymoor • Elsweyr • Summerset • Morrowind ESO COMES TO Xbox Series X|S – Experience the award-winning RPG like never before with game-changing features/enhancements such as 60-fps performance mode, advanced lighting and shadows, improved reflections, shorter loading times and more! ULTIMATE FREEDOM—Create your ultimate RPG character, play solo or adventure with friends, and determine your fate in an ever-expanding world. With no level restrictions, go anywhere, at any time in a truly open world. In The Elder Scrolls Online, the choice is yours. CHOOSE YOUR ADVENTURE—With a new tutorial, begin your adventure where you like: emerge from Coldharbour in the base game, battle Dragons in the Elsweyr Chapter, or get ready to face the Prince of Destruction Mehrunes Dagon in Blackwood, the latest Chapter. All content is accessible for new players, and you can switch adventures whenever you like. INCLUDES LATEST CHAPTER: BLACKWOOD—As part of the Gates of Oblivion adventure, a deal made with the Prince of Destruction comes due in Blackwood. Explore Imperial cities and murky bogs, uncover Mehrunes Dagon’s sinister plot, and never adventure alone with the new Companions system.

Author: Dominic Davies, Content Manager, The Elder Scrolls Online
This post originally appeared on Xbox Wire

The Elder Scrolls Online Tamriel Unlimited

Embark on an adventure with a massive online community, hunt down nightmarish creatures, or engage in octane-fueled motorbike combat, all in this weekend’s Free Play Days. The Elder Scrolls Online Tamriel Unlimited, Hunt: Showdown, and Steel Rats are all available for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members to play from Thursday, April 1 at 12:01 a.m. PDT until Sunday, April 4 at 11:59 p.m. PDT, with an extended stay for The Elder Scrolls Online Tamriel Unlimited until Tuesday, April 13 at 7:00 a.m. PDT.How to Start Playing

Find and install the games here on Xbox.com. Clicking through will send you to the Microsoft Store, where you must be signed in to see the option to install with your Xbox Live Gold membership. To download on console, click on the Subscriptions tab in the Xbox Store and enter the Gold member area to locate the Free Play Days collection on your Xbox One.

Keep the Fun Going

Purchase the games and other editions at a limited time discount and continue playing while keeping your Gamerscore and earned achievements during the event! Please note that discount percentage may vary by region.

Game Details

  • The Elder Scrolls Online Tamriel Unlimited
    • Greymoor ($ 59.99 SRP) at 67% off: $ 19.80
  • Hunt: Showdown
  • Steel Rats

The Elder Scrolls Online Tamriel Unlimited
Join over 15 million players and discover an adventure unlike anything else in The Elder Scrolls Online, the award-winning online RPG set in the Elder Scrolls universe, with an extended stay in Free Play Days until Tuesday, April 13 at 7am PDT. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to discover the secrets of Tamriel, craft your own weapons and style of play, and journey to epic lands. Not only that, but the Morrowind chapter will be made available to play and don’t miss out on the epic savings currently available for The Elder Scrolls Online in the Microsoft Store.

Hunt: Showdown
Hunt: Showdown is a fast-paced, competitive first-person PvP bounty hunting game with strong PvE elements from the makers of Crysis. You are part of a group of hardened bounty hunters tasked with banishing nightmarish creatures from our world, and you will be paid generously. Fail, and death will strip you of both character and gear. Set in the darkest corners of the world, it packs the thrill of survival games into match-based format. During the Free Play Days Weekend, save on Hunt: Showdown and select DLCs for a limited time!

Steel Rats
Visit an alternative, dieselpunk version of 1940’s American Coastal City, and save it from the deadly invasion of alien Junkbots. Are you a born leader, bold racer, young genius, or the ratchet circus performer? In the end, there is only one mission – Kill the bots! Weapons? Your bike is an arsenal equipped with razor sharp wheels, harpoon guns, and flame-throwing exhaust – you’ll be unstoppable! Steel Rats is a 2.5D indie platformer with innovative gameplay, mechanics based on physics, and the coolest dieselpunk graphic style. If you haven’t tried it yet, there is no time to wait! And if you like what you see this weekend, Steel Rats is getting a massive 70% discount in the Microsoft Store.

Don’t miss out on this exciting Free Play Days for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members! Learn more about Free Play Days here and stay tuned to Xbox Wire to find out about future Free Play Days and all the latest Xbox gaming news.

Dean Shimabukuro, Sr. Marketing Program Manager, Xbox

The Elder Scrolls Online to be Optimized for Xbox Series X|S on June 8

Arriving June 8 as a digital download, The Elder Scrolls Online will be Optimized for Xbox Series X|S and will utilize the native power of the consoles to dramatically boost the game’s fidelity and performance. These visual enhancements include improvements to the game’s draw distance, antialiasing, reflections, lighting, and more. When running in Performance Mode, Xbox Series X|S players can even run the game at 60 frames per second!

And thanks to Smart Delivery, this major overhaul to the game’s visuals and performance will be 100% free for all players who make the move to the powerful Xbox Series X|S consoles.

Blackwood Prologue

The Optimized version of the game arrives in tandem with the Blackwood Chapter and Update 30 on June 8, but you can begin the story that takes you to this new zone and adventure right now with the launch of the Blackwood Prologue. Free for all current ESO players, this prologue questline has players team up with Eveli Sharp-Arrow and the Dremora Lyranth to investigate the operations of a new cult. What you uncover in these two new quests will set up your adventures in Blackwood and the rest of the Gates of Oblivion storyline!

The Elder Scrolls Online to be Optimized for Xbox Series X|S on June 8

The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood is this year’s major chapter release and features a new zone to explore, new stories to experience, and introduces the new Companion System, allowing you to explore Tamriel with an NPC who will fight by your side and have their own unique character and quests.

The Elder Scrolls Online to be Optimized for Xbox Series X|S on June 8

Free Play Days and Sale

Thinking about exploring Tamriel for the first time? You can try The Elder Scrolls Online out for yourself right now with our Free Play Days Event! Live until April 13, you can get access to the ESO base game (that includes 23 zones, four classes, and the main storyline) and begin your adventures (Xbox Live Gold required). Finally, should you wish to continue your story beyond the Free Play Days Event, you can also pick up the base game and last year’s Greymoor Chapter, part of the Dark Heart of Skyrim adventure, at 67% off!

With the upcoming Blackwood Chapter and the Optimized for Xbox Series X|S update on June 8, and the Free Play Days event and sale now live, this is the perfect time to jump into The Elder Scrolls Online on Xbox — we’ll see you in Tamriel!

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The Elder Scrolls Online Collection: Blackwood is the ultimate Elder Scrolls experience and includes the Base Game and all Chapters: • Blackwood (New for 2021) • Greymoor • Elsweyr • Summerset • Morrowind Pre-purchase now to begin your adventure immediately in the base game or previous Chapters and gain instant access to the Nagahide Welwa Ravager Mount, plus bonus content at launch: • Dremora Kynreeve Outfit • Deadlands Wamasu Pet • 1× Iron Atronach Crate, including exclusive randomized loot • 3× Blackwood Treasure Maps • 2× Experience Scrolls, granting Double XP ULTIMATE FREEDOM—Create your ultimate RPG character, play solo or adventure with friends, and determine your fate in an ever-expanding world. With no level restrictions, go anywhere, at any time in a truly open world. In The Elder Scrolls Online, the choice is yours. CHOOSE YOUR ADVENTURE—With a new tutorial, begin your adventure where you like: emerge from Coldharbour in the Base Game, battle Dragons in the Elsweyr Chapter, or get ready to face the Prince of Destruction, Mehrunes Dagon, in Blackwood, the latest Chapter. All content is accessible for new players, and you can switch adventures whenever you like. INCLUDES LATEST CHAPTER: BLACKWOOD—As part of the Gates of Oblivion adventure, a deal made with the Prince of Destruction comes due in Blackwood. Explore Imperial cities and murky bogs, uncover Mehrunes Dagon’s sinister plot, and never adventure alone with the new Companions System.

Dominic Davies, Content Manager, The Elder Scrolls Online

Xbox Series X games rumours: Forza Horizon 5, Persona 5, Elder Scrolls 6 and Elden Ring

Xbox Series X and S fans have been given an update on games that could be heading to Microsoft’s next-gen console soon. We already know that the 2021 Xbox Series X and S exclusive line-up is confirmed as including the eagerly anticipated Halo Infinite as well as Psychonauts 2, CrossfireX and much more. And it looks like Microsoft could have plenty of unannounced surprises up their sleeve as well – with one of these being Forza Horizon 5.
There have been plenty of Forza Horizon 5 rumours swirling around recently, with an alleged map for the new Playground Games open world racer reportedly leaking.

And this ‘leaked’ map could show that the next Forza Horizon game will be set in Japan, with Tokyo, Mount Fuji and the Gunma region (which is where Initial D is set) all possible locations for Forza Horizon 5.

If you’re excited about the prospect of a new Forza Horizon game then the good news is the next entry in the hugely popular series could be launching this year.

In-the-know journalist Jeff Grubb was recently asked on Twitter whether Forza Horizon 5 will be launching this year.

And the VentureBeat journalist simply replied with a GIF of Easy A star Emma Stone saying: “I think so.”

Forza Horizon 5 is yet to be announced by Microsoft, so if it is launching in 2021 it would be a pleasant surprise for Xbox fans.

Elsewhere rumour has it that Persona 5 could be launching on Xbox, with the critically acclaimed JRPG from Atlus possibly arriving on Xbox Game Pass.

Both Windows Central journalist Jez Corden and Shpeshal_Ed from the XboxEra Podcast appear to be hinting that Persona 5 – which is currently exclusive to PlayStation – could be heading to Xbox.

Corden appeared to drop a Persona 5 hint when replying to an RPG fan on Twitter.

Twitter user @HazzadorGamin posted their hopes for the Persona franchise to make its Xbox debut.

The tweeter wrote: “I hope Xbox guys get to experience Persona series soon #Persona5”.

To which Corden simply replied with a smiley face.

Elsewhere @Shpeshal_Ed also appeared to drop heavy hints that Persona 5 could be heading to Xbox.

The XboxEra co-host quoted a tweet they posted towards the beginning of February which said: “Seems like Yakuza isn’t the only popular Sega franchise Microsoft are trying to get into Game Pass”.

And quoting this tweet now they simply added an image of Persona 5 protagonist Joker with an Xbox logo.

So, from the sounds of it – not only could Persona 5 be arriving on Xbox, but it could be launching on Xbox Game Pass.

In other Xbox news, more details have emerged about The Elder Scrolls 6 – one of the most highly anticipated games on the horizon.

This news comes courtesy of leaker Tiffany Treadmore, who previously leaked the huge news that E3 2020 was being cancelled and also dropped Nintendo Direct information early.

Treadmore has revealed that The Elder Scrolls 6 could have “survival mechanics” as well as a “Rune Drawing” mechanic for crafting new magic spells.

And finally if you’re counting down the days till your next official look at Elden Ring then you may not have too long to wait.

According to the rumour mill a gameplay trailer for Elden Ring with unseen footage will be released on April 8.

This is ahead of the Hidetaka Miyazaki and George R. R. Martin collab allegedly releasing in August this year.

Elden Ring first appeared during the Xbox E3 event in 2019 but official announcements on the highly anticipated project has been thin on the ground since then.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Flames of Ambition Has Arrived

With the Flames of Ambition DLC game pack and Update 29 both now live on Xbox One, your Gates of Oblivion year-long adventure begins!

You can get access to the Flames of Ambition DLC with an active ESO Plus membership or by acquiring it with Crowns from the Microsoft Store. This new dungeon DLC challenges players with the Cauldron and Black Drake Villa four-player adventures, featuring dangerous new bosses, rewarding puzzles, and stories that lead into the Blackwood Chapter (now available for pre-purchase) and beyond.

Black Drake Villa

Join forces with the Wood Elf Eveli Sharp-Arrow to search the hidden archives of the Black Drake Villa in order to acquire a mysterious tome. Be warned, the once-proud mansion is now home to a tribe of monsters, and the villa’s archives below are engulfed in flames thanks to the arson of the True-Sworn mercenaries.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Flames of Ambition

The Cauldron

The local townsfolk of Deshaan have been enslaved and are now forced to excavate hidden ruins deep within a long-forgotten mine. With the help of the Dremora Lyranth, you must enter the Cauldron, battle the Daedric beasts and cultists within, and end their sinister plans before they can be completed!

The Elder Scrolls Online: Flames of Ambition

Each dungeon holds its own unique rewards, dangers to conquer, and puzzles to solve, and each can be completed in both Normal and Veteran difficulties. If you’re looking for a true challenge, however, you can choose to face all three of the Black Drake Villa’s bosses on Vet Hard Mode difficulty — not for the faint hearted!

Update 29 & New Champion System

In addition to the DLC, this release also includes the Update 29 base-game patch for all ESO players, completely free of charge. This patch includes a host of fixes and improvements, including the updated Champion System. With this major redesign, you will be presented with more choice and variability in how you wish to spend your Champion Points once you’ve reached level 50.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Flames of Ambition

With only three core constellation groups and the ability to select and slot powerful passive boons, this updated system will allow you to build your character the way you want to play. We’ve extremely excited to see how the community uses this updated system and what kind of builds they create!

The Gates of Oblivion Begins

With the Flames of Oblivion and Update 29, your next big year-long adventure begins. What you discover in the flame-wreathed Black Drake Villa or the Daedric infested Cauldron will set up the story to come in both the upcoming Blackwood Chapter (releasing June 8 on Xbox One) and beyond! The Daedric Prince of Destruction has plans for Tamriel, and it’s up to you and your allies to stand against Mehrunes Dagon and his terrible schemes — good luck!

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Xbox® Series X|S enhanced version coming soon as a free update. Includes The Elder Scrolls Online base game and the Morrowind Chapter. Join over 18 million players in the award-winning online multiplayer RPG and experience an ever-expanding story in a persistent Elder Scrolls world. • BEGIN YOUR ADVENTURE – Discover Tamriel’s Second Era and enjoy all the epic quests, memorable characters, and dangerous enemies you expect in an Elder Scrolls game. • PLAY YOUR WAY – Battle, craft, steal, siege, or explore. Combine different types of weapons, armor, and abilities to create your own style of play. • TELL YOUR OWN STORY – Experience any story in any part of the world, in whichever order you choose – alone or with friends. • INCLUDES THE MORROWIND CHAPTER – Journey to the iconic island of Vvardenfell and stop a meteor from crashing into Vivec City
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$ 59.99 $ 47.99
The Elder Scrolls Online Collection: Blackwood is the ultimate Elder Scrolls experience and includes the Base Game and all Chapters: • Blackwood (New for 2021) • Greymoor • Elsweyr • Summerset • Morrowind Pre-purchase now to begin your adventure immediately in the base game or previous Chapters and gain instant access to an exclusive Nightmare Bear Cub Pet* and Nagahide Welwa Ravager Mount, plus bonus content at launch: • Dremora Kynreeve Outfit • Deadlands Wamasu Pet • 1× Iron Atronach Crate, including exclusive randomized loot • 3× Blackwood Treasure Maps • 2× Experience Scrolls, granting Double XP ULTIMATE FREEDOM—Create your ultimate RPG character, play solo or adventure with friends, and determine your fate in an ever-expanding world. With no level restrictions, go anywhere, at any time in a truly open world. In The Elder Scrolls Online, the choice is yours. CHOOSE YOUR ADVENTURE—With a new tutorial, begin your adventure where you like: emerge from Coldharbour in the Base Game, battle Dragons in the Elsweyr Chapter, or get ready to face the Prince of Destruction, Mehrunes Dagon, in Blackwood, the latest Chapter. All content is accessible for new players, and you can switch adventures whenever you like. INCLUDES LATEST CHAPTER: BLACKWOOD—As part of the Gates of Oblivion adventure, a deal made with the Prince of Destruction comes due in Blackwood. Explore Imperial cities and murky bogs, uncover Mehrunes Dagon’s sinister plot, and never adventure alone with the new Companions System. *Nightmare Bear Cub Pet available with pre-purchases until March 17th, 2021.

Dominic Davies, Content Manager, The Elder Scrolls Online