The Elder Scrolls Online Is Free-To-Play This Weekend For Xbox Live Gold Members


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Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls Online goes free-to-play for all Xbox Live Gold members this weekend, starting on December 10 at 9am pacific time. As part of the announcement on the Xbox Wire blog, Will Tuttle said:

We’re excited to announce that all Xbox Live Gold members can enjoy The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited – for free – as part of Xbox Live Gold’s Free Plays this weekend. Beginning at 9AM PT on Thursday, December 10 and running through 11:59PM PT on Sunday, December 13, Gold members on Xbox One can explore all of Tamriel, from the icy reaches of Skyrim to the depths of the Black Marsh. You and your friends can team up together to discover dungeons and ruins, embark on hours of quests from series staples such as the Fighters and Mage’s guild, battle dangerous world bosses, or simply admire the many beautiful vistas throughout Tamriel.

In addition to the free weekend, Bethesda will be running a competition for PC/Xbox One players during the period where one lucky person will be in with the chance to win $1 million dollars.

As part of the Free Play Weekend, your time spent playing will make you eligible to win One Million Dollars (and other prizes) in Bethesda’s #MillionReasonsToPlay giveaway. The game will also be on sale all week, so if you decide to purchase the game, you will be able to start again right where you left off. For more information (including complete rules and regulations) on the #MillionReasonsToPlay giveaway, visit

Once the weekend kicks off, you can download Elder Scrolls Online by clicking on the Gold Member area on the home dashboard or by downloading directly from the Xbox store.

Finally, during the entirety of next week, The Elder Scrolls Online will be on sale at a discounted price on the Xbox Store, and all character progression in the free-to-play period will carry over if you so decide to purchase the full game.

For full instructions on how to participate, see below:

For Xbox One players

  1. Download ESO on Xbox Live! (An active Xbox Live Gold account is required to take part in the Free Play Weekend on Xbox One).
  2. Play the game as part of the Free Play Weekend
  3. Lastly, make sure you enter the $1 million Sweepstakes right here

For PC Players

  1. Click HERE to get your TESO Promo Code.
  2. Create an ESO game account at
  3. Activate your account by clicking the link in the activation email sent to you.
  4. Return to and sign in with your new account.
  5. On your account page, click “Redeem Code.”  Enter your Free Play Weekend code in the popup box that appears.
  6. Once your code has been successfully redeemed, a download link will appear on your account page.
  7. Download the game and play! (Note: The game can be pre-loaded but will only be playable from 00:01 PST Thursday on the 10th of December.)
  8. Lastly, make sure you enter the $1 million Sweepstakes right here.

Source: Xbox Wire

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