We must be getting close to the official launch date! Earlier today, ZeniMax Online Studios announced the final large-scale ESO beta test before the game’s Early Access (gamers who pre-order The Elder Scrolls Online will be granted early access to the game a few days before the April 4, 2014 release date). The final ESO beta starts on Friday, March 14 at 12:00 PM EDT, and ends on Sunday, March 16 at 11:59 PM EDT.
Final ESO Beta…With Perks!
As much as I’ve enjoyed being a part of The Elder Scrolls Online beta tests, I have to admit that I’m getting tired and want to start my adventure for real. If you feel the same way, take heart for the end is in sight.
Besides being the final large-scale ESO beta, this week’s test is special in other ways. Here are the highlights:
- Gamers can play as an Imperial and sample the perks of the Imperial Edition (to learn more about these benefits, take a look at our earlier article Elder Scrolls Online Imperial Edition – Is It Worth It?)
- This beta promises combat improvements, a re-worked introductory experience, and more.
- Players can continue using their character from the prior beta test on either the NA or EU megaserver.
- Just like last time, players are not required to follow the Non-Disclosure Agreement and are encouraged to share screenshots, videos, and opinions about the game freely without fear of ZeniMax attorneys or Draugr Deathlords.
- There is no need to re-install the game client to play this newest version of ESO. Players just need to patch the game and they’re good to go.
Final Thoughts on the Final ESO Beta
Like I mentioned earlier, I can’t wait to start my ESO adventure for real. With that said, I have to admit that I’m intrigued to play this latest version of the game, if only to see the combat improvements, etc. I won’t be playing as an Imperial, however. I pre-ordered the Imperial Edition, and I don’t want to sample the benefits until Early Access.
So how about it? Are you growing impatient for the start of ESO and will you be participating in this final ESO beta? Are there any elements to the test that you’re looking forward to? Let us know in the Speak Your Mind section below.