The Elder Scrolls Online One Tamriel Update Live on PC; Xbox One and Playstation 4 Updates Coming October 18


The launch of the One Tamriel free update on PC brings a complete overhaul to many gameplay mechanics for The Elder Scrolls Online. Xbox One and Playstation 4 users will be able to visit the new and improved Tamriel on October 18th.

The free update removes the Alliance restrictions, thus allowing players to group with any other player in the world regardless of faction. This will make looking for a pick-up group for questing a lot easier than before.

Not only has the grouping restrictions been lifted, but all zones will scale to your current level. This means that adventurers can now venture to anywhere in the open-world as soon as the tutorial is complete.

Some of the major changes coming Elder Scrolls Online in the One Tamriel up include the following:

  • Dueling: Players can now battle each other anywhere outside Cyrodiil to test their skills and builds and claim bragging rights as the toughest adventurer
  • Zone Overhaul: All zones have been redesigned for a mix of solo and group play with improved bosses and standardized difficulty
  • Dungeons: All dungeons can be played in normal and veteran mode, where story is separated from difficulty and players are battle-leveled to allow players of different levels to play together, and receive level-appropriate loot
  • Craglorn: The massive Craglorn zone has been redesigned to make it solo-friendly but still the go-to location for group content
  • Loot: Loot in zones has now been standardized like dungeon loot, making it possible to acquire specific sets in specific zones at whatever level you are when completing quests

The One Tamriel free update is now live for PC and will be launching on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on October 18th. If you don't have the game, you can now get The Elder Scrolls Online: Gold Edition which contains all four major DLC game packs.

If you're feeling extra adventurous, to coincide with the release of the One Tamriel update, Elder Scrolls fans can sign up and enter one of lifetime sweepstakes to get a vacation and visit one of the following five exotic locales.

  • Elsweyr Package | Kenya & Tanzania: Seek out real-life Khajiit on an African safari as you visit national parks, game reserves, and conservation areas in Kenya and Tanzania.
  • Skyrim Package | Switzerland: Hunt for dragons amid the snowcapped peaks of the Swiss Alps, exploring the lands of the famed Eiger and Matterhorn.
  • Black Marsh Package | Peru: Prepare for an Argonian adventure as you explore the natural beauty of the Amazon and ancient ruins of Peru, including the former Inca capital of Cusco and an unforgettable visit to Machu Picchu.
  • Hammerfell Package | Morocco: Get lost in the deserts of Hammerfell as you discover the mysteries of Morocco, its stunning architecture and ancient mountain villages.
  • Summerset Isles Package | New Zealand: Prepare for the multisport fun in the adventure capital of the world, paddling a sea kayak on the stunning north coast and hike from glacier to rain forest or raft on a subterranean river.

To be eligible, you'll just have to play the game any time between October 5 and December 16, 2016.