Everything you need to know about the impending trial run
Hello PS4 players! With the worldwide console launch of The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited on 9th June just a little over six weeks away, tomorrow we’re kicking off the pre-launch festivities with the console beta.
This is a limited public beta — it will be our one beta before launch, and you must receive an invitation to participate. Prepare to explore the vast expanses of Tamriel with your friends, game-subscription-free, for the first time on PS4!
Read on to learn more about the ESOTU console beta test. Those invited will also receive additional details in the invite email. If you have questions about the beta test that aren’t covered below, please leave a comment — we’ll do our best to answer!
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 PS4 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, 23rd April at 2.00pm GMT and ends on Monday, 27th April at 2.00pm GMT.
When will invites for the ESOTU console beta test be sent out?
Invites start going out today, Wednesday 22nd April, at 2.00pm GMT, 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?
Unfortunately, no. We will be wiping all characters from the PS4 ESOTU console beta before the official worldwide launch on 9th June. If you are eligible for the PC/Mac to PS4 transfer, your characters will be waiting for you on the PS4 megaservers at launch. Otherwise, you will be creating new characters on launch day.
Is this a cross-console beta test?
No, PlayStation players will have their own megaservers — one for North America and one for Europe. 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 PS4 ESOTU beta test? Can I choose which one I want to play on?
We will have two megaservers for PS4, one for North America and one for Europe. 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.
Remember, there is no NDA for this event so we encourage everyone on PS4 to stream the beta over Twitch or UStream by using your PS4’s built-in share capabilities. We’ll be on the lookout for great streams to share! In celebration of the upcoming PS4 launch on 9th June, we also have a handful of shiny new screenshots to share with you. You can see all these locales and more during the beta and at launch. Which one are you most looking forward to seeing yourself?
Keep an eye out for the PS4 version of The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited to be available for pre-order on the European PlayStation store very soon. We look forward to seeing many of you in Tamriel for the ESOTU console beta test, and in June at launch!