Free Weekend Event for Xbox One's Elder Scrolls Online Coming Soon

You'll just need Xbox Live Gold.

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Now Playing: The Elder Scrolls Online – One Tamriel Launch Trailer

Xbox One owners with Xbox Live Gold will soon have their chance to play The Elder Scrolls Online for free over the course of five days.

While ESO has long since ditched its monthly subscription fee, it does still require you to buy the game itself in order to play. That won't be the case during a free "weekend" event that lasts the better part of a week.

It starts on Wednesday, November 23, at 12:01 AM EST (9 PM PST on November 22) and runs until Sunday, November 27, at 11:59 PM EST (8:59 PM PST). Once the event is underway, you'll be able to initiate the download from the Xbox Store. You'll need a fair amount of free space open, as the game requires about 80 GB.

In addition to free access to the game, players will receive 500 crowns to spend on anything on the Crown Store. There you'll find a variety of cosmetic options available for purchase alongside a variety of upgrades, most costing more than 500 crowns (though crowns will be on sale).

Should you want to continue playing after the free play event, your saves will transfer (and any Achievement you earn are yours to keep). The game itself will be discounted during the event, though sale prices weren't specified in the announcements on Bethesda's website or the Xbox Wire.

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Avatar image for madc0w1011

Ok... So this sounds interesting and I love the Elder Scrolls games. I'm hesitant about Online though as I've had mixed reviews on how it is. But free is worth a shot in my book!

Avatar image for Archangel3371

Sweet. I've been interested in this for awhile so this is the perfect opportunity for me to try it out.

Avatar image for girlusocrazy

5 day weekends? Those should actually exist

Avatar image for Ripper_TV

80 gigs and Gold required, thank you.

Avatar image for jako998

good game in my opinion and I say everyone should try ESO out. If your looking for an MMO to play ESO is the way to go in my opinion ( besides WoW : legion of course)