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- 1 Currently Featured News
- 1.1 Skyrim Confirmed for the Nintendo Switch — January 13, 2017
- 1.2 Skyrim Special Edition PS4 Patch — January 07, 2017
- 1.3 Steam Winter Sale Begins Today — December 22, 2016
- 1.4 Win a Map of Tamriel Poster for Christmas! — December 16, 2016
- 1.5 ESO Starts New Life Festival — December 15, 2016
- 1.6 Todd Howard Declared 2017 AIAS Hall of Fame Inductee — December 15, 2016
- 1.7 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition Patch 1.3 Released — December 14, 2016
- 1.8 Legends Chaos Arena Event — December 8, 2016
- 1.9 Homestead Player Housing Update Announced for ESO — December 6, 2016
- 1.10 Bethesda Pinball Released— December 6, 2016
- 1.11 Crown Crates Introduced — December 2, 2016
- 1.12 Oblivion on Xbox One — November 29, 2016
- 1.13 Skyrim Special Edition Now Available — October 28, 2016
- 1.14 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition Now Available for Preinstall — October 26, 2016
- 1.15 Skyrim on Nintendo Switch — October 21, 2016
- 2 Proposed News
- 3 Past News
Currently Featured News
Skyrim Confirmed for the Nintendo Switch — January 13, 2017
In a presentation on January 12th, 2017, Todd Howard of Bethesda Game Studios has announced that "yes, Skyrim is coming to the Nintendo Switch". The Switch is a hybrid game console that functions as both a home console and a portable gaming device. Aside from the confirmation, no additional information was provided at this time.
In other news, ESO is currently holding a "Fatal Fredas" flash sale on certain Crown Store offerings.
Skyrim Special Edition PS4 Patch — January 07, 2017
Steam Winter Sale Begins Today — December 22, 2016
The Steam Winter Sale is on now! The Elder Scrolls franchise has items on discount from 25% to 50% off, with both Morrowind and Oblivion being under ten dollars USD. This sale also features the "Steam Awards", a user-decided vote for various categories, with each vote earning you trading cards. While it's not clear if this will be a returning tradition, note that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is up for the "Test of Time" Award, which will be voted on on December 24. Please consider supporting the franchise with your vote. The Elder Scrolls franchise sale can be seen here, and is set to run from December 22 to January 2 at 1pm EST.
: Skyrim has won the 2016 "Test of Time" Steam Award
Win a Map of Tamriel Poster for Christmas! — December 16, 2016
Its a very special Christmas, or should I say New Life Festival, here at the UESP as we're giving away a 24x18" map of Tamriel poster to many of our contributors and fans! There are many ways you can have a chance to win:
- In our already-ongoing social media contests.
- In any of our ESO guild events.
- All UESP admins, moderators, and ESO guild officers will receive a guaranteed poster if they want one. Enter your mailing address in our online form to receive it.
- If you are a contributor to the UESP in any way this year (wiki editor, forum, etc...) you can enter a random draw to win one of 50 maps. Drawing will occur on Jan 1st.
- Any of our fans can enter a random draw to win one of 25 maps. Drawing will occur on Jan 1st.
From all of us at the UESP to all of you, have a great holidays!
ESO Starts New Life Festival — December 15, 2016
In celebration of the first holiday on the Tamrielic Calendar
, The Elder Scrolls Online
will be hosting a New Life Festival event
from the 15th of December at 10am EST, to January 4th at 10am EST. The holiday celebrations will include repeatable daily quests themed after each one of the primary races
, double experience points from drinking a Breda's Magnificent Mead, and new holiday themed items in the Crown Store
. For more information, see our quest page
Todd Howard Declared 2017 AIAS Hall of Fame Inductee — December 15, 2016
, one of the primary developers and executive producers behind both The Elder Scrolls
, is to be added into the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame at this year's D.I.C.E. awards. With this award, Todd Howard will join the ranks of several other influential developers, such as Shigeru Miyamoto, Sid Meier, John Carmack, Will Wright, Gabe Newell, and Hideo Kojima. The official announcement can be seen here
, and the award will be presented to him on February 23rd, 2017, by Pete Hines
's Vice President of Public Relations and Marketing.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition Patch 1.3 Released — December 14, 2016
Showing continued support for The Elder Scrolls V: Special Edition
, Bethesda Softworks
has just released a patch
for the PC version. This patch corrected some unspecified stability and performance issues, provided more support for 144hz displays, fixed an issue with Slow Time
, and corrected problems with trying to log into Bethesda.net
. While this patch is PC exclusive for the moment, it will be made available on console at an unspecified time in the future.
Legends Chaos Arena Event — December 8, 2016
A limited-time Arena
mode has been announced for Legends
. From December 14 through December 19, a Sheogorath-themed "Chaos Arena
" mode will be available to play. Like other Arena modes, participating in the Chaos Arena requires an Arena Ticket, which can be acquired with in-game gold or via digital purchase. The mode features new artwork and unique lane
conditions and Arena scenarios. To coincide with the event, a "Madhouse Collection
" card pack will be available for purchase. This pack contains three copies of 10 unique cards, and can similarly be acquired with either in-game gold or via digital purchase.
Homestead Player Housing Update Announced for ESO — December 6, 2016
The long-anticipated player housing
update for The Elder Scrolls Online
has been officially revealed by ZeniMax Online Studios
, which will be a free inclusion in the next major update, will introduce nearly forty new player houses into the game, alongside over 2000 furniture items to decorate your house with. It's scheduled for release in February 2017. The official announcement can be seen here
, and the update will be available on the PTS
in January, before its scheduled official release the next month.
Bethesda Pinball Released— December 6, 2016
In partnership with Zen Studios
, Bethesda Softworks
has released three pinball tables themed after several of their more popular franchises, specifically The Elder Scrolls
, and Fallout
. These new pinball tables, which are available on Zen Studios' various pinball platforms on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PSN SCEA, PSN SCEE, Steam, Mac and Windows 10. Additionally, the tables will be made available on their mobile platforms (iOS and Android) on 8th December. The official announcement can be seen here
, and its launch trailer can be seen here
. Alongside a similar announcement of a Skyrim Monopoly Board
in production, this could possibly indicate an increased interest in merchandising of Bethesda's more popular franchises.
Crown Crates Introduced — December 2, 2016
"Crown Crate" loot boxes have been introduced to ESO's Crown Store
. These crates contain consumables and have a chance to contain exclusive or retired collectibles
. The Crates also have a currency system which allows for specific rewards to be purchased directly. For more information on the current rewards and their price range, see our article
Oblivion on Xbox One — November 29, 2016
Skyrim Special Edition Now Available — October 28, 2016
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
is now available on the PC, PS4, and Xbox One. With this update to the series latest main installment, graphical enhancements have been added, including volumetric god rays and new shaders. Additionally, newly integrated mod support through Bethesda.net
allows for official supports for mods on the console versions of the games. For PC players who owned the original release of Skyrim
with its three add-ons, Hearthfire
, and Dragonborn
, the Special Edition has been added to your Steam library for free, acknowledging the minor advantages this version has on PC. For more information about the release, see the official announcement
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition Now Available for Preinstall — October 26, 2016
If you already own the Steam version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
alongside its three official DLC, Hearthfire
, and Dragonborn
, you will now find a copy of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
available for installation in your game library, free of charge. The preinstallation will require 12.8 GB of disk space, and the download size is 9.8 GB. The Skyrim
remaster is set to release officially on the 28th. For those still needing some time off to enjoy the updated version of the game, a general purpose medical letter written by one "Dr. Agon Born" has been made available for your use here
Skyrim on Nintendo Switch — October 21, 2016
The upcoming Special Edition of Skyrim was featured in the first reveal video
of the new Nintendo Switch
home/portable console. However, Bethesda has since clarified
that they have not made any official announcements regarding which of their titles will be available on Switch, instead referring only to a "partnership with Nintendo" in support of the new console. That said, their collaboration on the video would seem to imply that a Skyrim release is likely.