Elder Scrolls Online Beta Starts Tonight

elder scrolls online beta test beginsA new Elder Scrolls Online beta test begins tonight at 6PM EST. In order to participate in the beta you need to have signed up and been accepted to participate. Chosen players will have received a unique beta key to allow entrance into the game. Being a beta tester is an honor — a participant’s actions will help to improve ESO, and make the game the absolute best MMORPG possible. The full version of the Elder Scrolls Online is slated to be released in Spring 2014, and beta testers will have provided valuable input into the game’s development.

Elder Scrolls Online Beta

As you probably know by now, the Elder Scrolls Online will be released for both PC and console platforms. This includes PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One systems. The beta that begins tonight is for PC users, with other systems to be tested soon.

According to the official Elder Scrolls Online website, players will be able create characters in one of the three factions, or alliances: Aldmeri Dominion, Daggerfall Covenant, or Ebonheart Pact. The races of each faction are listed in the table below:

[table caption=”Elder Scrolls Online Factions” width=”500″ colwidth=”20|20|20″ colalign=”left|left|left|left”]

Aldmeri Dominion,High Elf

Aldmeri Dominion,Wood Elf

Aldmeri Dominion,Khajiit

Daggerfall Covenant,Breton

Daggerfall Covenant,Redguard

Daggerfall Covenant,Orc

Ebonheart Pact,Argonian

Ebonheart Pact,Dark Elf

Ebonheart Pact,Nord


There’s been no word as to whether Elder Scrolls Online beta testers will be able to carry their characters over to the full version once ESO is released in 2014.

Sign Up For The Next Beta

If you weren’t fortunate enough to receive an invitation to this most recent Elder Scrolls Online beta test, have no fear — you can still sign up for future tests and do your part to make ESO great. Including tonight’s beta, there have been a total of four waves of invites, and more will follow.

To sign up for the next Elder Scrolls Online beta, please click here. You can specify what system you’d like to play on (PC, Mac, PS4, Xbox One). This is a great opportunity to get an early look at the Elder Scrolls Online and help the developers refine the game.

Final Thoughts

Want to learn more about the Elder Scrolls Online? Be sure to read the Skyrim Fansite blog! We have lots of great ESO articles, including an overview of the best Elder Scrolls Online character class.

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Shane Scarbrough is the founder of the Skyrim Fansite. He's a business owner, video game journalist, and role playing game aficionado. When he’s not working he enjoys reading, writing, and playing video games. He's currently on his third playthrough of Skyrim, and is playing as a Templar in The Elder Scrolls Online. You can find Shane on Google+ and FaceBook.

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