The Elder Scrolls® Online

Action RPG MOBA/MMO Adventure OpenWorld

Build. Craft. Steal. Battle your way to glory in the fantasy, magic, and dragon-filled world of Tamriel. Join millions of players to explore the vast continent of Tamriel. Who will you choose to be? A rogue healer? An armored mage?

What is The Elder Scrolls Online game?


Elder Scrolls Online (ESO) is the latest installment in the world-renowned Elder Scrolls series of games. It finally brings online multiplayer gameplay to the familiar open-world RPGs we all love. Chronologically the earliest in the series, ESO is set in the second era as opposed to the third era that forms the premise for the first four main Elder Scroll games. 


Its events occur about a thousand years before the events of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and 800 years before those of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. 


What is The Elder Scrolls Online game about?


Set in the continent of Tamriel during the Interregnum period, the game is essentially about several factions - all vying for power to win the “Alliance War”. But what would an epic fantasy RPG be without a super bad villain? Prince Molag Bal, the Daedric Prince is back to dominate and enslave mortals. Consuming souls of innocent mortals, he’s ready to wreak havoc in the human world. 


Like most Elder Scrolls games, ESO begins with the player character held captive. Explore the picturesque Tamriel - from sun-blessed savannahs and canyons to deserts of Hammerfell. And get your soul back from Molag Bal - the Corrupter.  


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When did Elder Scrolls Online come out?


ESO was released for Windows and Mac in 2014 and PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles in 2015. 


What is Elder Scroll Online’s gameplay like?


Like the other games in the franchise, ESO has non-linear, free-form gameplay. You have enormous freedom to roam around the vast and expansive continent of Tamriel and do lots of things. There are ten different races you can choose from. And six different classes with their own set of abilities (attacks, spells and more):


  • Dragonknight
  • Warden
  • Templar
  • Nightblade
  • Sorcerer
  • Necromancer


You can also choose to become werewolves or vampires in this grand MMORPG. And travel the continent on foot or mount (horses, wolves, guar and more). 

The open-world environment lets you go on various side quests like locating or herding a guar - a domesticated pack animal in the fictitious ESO world. Or solve other local mysteries. It offers limitless possibilities for exploration. 


What will you love about Elder Scrolls Online?


  • Amazing Character Customisation. ESO lets you be whoever you want to be. Want to be a rogue who goes around healing people wearing a robe? Or an angelic Nord sorcerer? Or maybe you want to be a heavily armored mage with fantastic crafting abilities? 

  • Perks. Beyond the abundant character customization options are perks. They allow you to become a vampire or a werewolf or have special, quirky pets to accompany you along your incredible ESO journey. 

  • Incredibly fast-paced Player vs Player combat. With an enormous choice of weapons, you can have amazing combat experiences. Seek new allies and weapons to defend against the dragons. Face dangerous sieges or even start your own! 

  • Variety of skills to choose and hone. If you thought combat skills are everything, wait till you get to explore the others in the line. Alchemy, Enchanting, Woodworking, Blacksmithing, and Crafting let you become a formidable force in the ESO world.

  • Picturesque landscapes and a highly interactive world to explore. The game brings 20 years of Elder Scrolls lore to life making it rich, compelling and highly engaging. It’s hard not to totally consumed in its grasp!


Make death your weapon in the latest ESO expansion! With the all-new Necromancer class, you can make the undead do your bidding. Use them to empower your attacks! 


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Can Elder Scrolls Online be played on Mac?

Yes. You need the macOS High Sierra v 10.13 or above to play ESO on Mac. But if you want to play Elder Scrolls Online in a cloud, you can download Vortex Mac app.

Can you play Elder Scrolls Online cross-platform?

Elder Scrolls Online does not currently allow cross-platform gameplay. 

Can you play Elder Scrolls Online solo?

ESO is an MMORPG - a Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game. The only way to play it is online, on servers with other players. 
You may also ask:

Is The Elder Scrolls Online free to play?

No. ESO is not free to play. It works on a buy-to-play model with optional membership. 

Is The Elder Scrolls Online free to play on PS4?

No, The Elder Scrolls Online is not free to play on the PS4 or any other platform.

Can you play Elder Scrolls Online?

Yes. ESO was developed as a massively multiplayer online (MMO) RPG. To enjoy a low-cost, hassle-free ESO experience, use Vortex cloud gaming. Download the Vortex app and experience the high-quality gaming provided by Vortex. 

Does Elder Scrolls Online require a subscription?

No. PC/Mac players need a copy of the game, a solid internet connection along with a valid game account to play ESO. Console players require an additional Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus membership. 

Mouse and keyboard

In-game account required

Gamepad is partially supported

Mobile friendly

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