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ESO Calendarmancer Report: 2021-08-16

Here is a summary of The Elder Scrolls Online news for the week of 2021-08-16.

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Crown Sale

The Elder Scrolls Online has been pretty consistent over the years by holding a crown sale during QuakeCon. This year does not seem to be any different.

Here are the discounts for each of the crown packs.

  • 21,000—40% off
  • 14,000—35% off
  • 5,500—30% off
  • 3,000—25% off
  • 1,500—20% off

Note: The sale times vary slightly depending on where you prefer to get your crowns.

StoreSale Dates
Elder Scrolls Online StoreAugust 17 – 24, 2021
SteamAugust 17 – 24, 2021
StadiaAugust 17 – 24, 2021
XBoxAugust 16 – 23, 2021
PlayStationAugust 16 – 24, 2021

More Information: https://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en-us/news/post/60677

The Elder Scrolls Online Free Play event

This event  is now live and runs until Monday, August 30 at 10AM EDT. During the free-play period, anybody on PC/Mac, Xbox consoles (Xbox Live Gold required), PlayStation consoles, and Stadia (Stadia Pro required) can download and play The Elder Scrolls Online for free!

Simply visit the Free Play page and select your platform. 

Note: The Elder Scrolls Online Standard edition is available on XBox Gamepass

More Information: https://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en-us/news/post/60675

ESO PC/Mac/Stadia Servers Hotfixed

The Elder Scrolls Online PC servers were taking down suddenly to hotfix a serious exploit. The forum post didn’t mention what the issue was but I did see some reports of some players being unkillable in Cyrodiil.

QuakeCon Events

Note:
These items have been added to my ESO Calendar for your quick reference.

Here are my recommended must see events. They will include special announcements and bonus giveaways like the custom Mehrunes Dagon controller from WeAreRobots.

Inside the Award-Winning The Elder Scrolls Online with ZeniMax Online Studios (August 19)
There will be a special announcement a promotion that will be “music” to our ears.
Other topics: ESOConsole Enhanced, and the upcoming Waking Flame DLC with a special show from Studio Head Matt Firor, Creative Director Rich Lambert, and Community Managers Gina Bruno and Jessica Folsom.

Dungeon Speed Run Competition (August 20)

Watch the North American battle the European team to see who can complete the Black Drake Villa dungeon on Veteran Hard Mode difficulty.
Winning team members will receive the incredible HERO Series The Elder Scrolls Online Edition gaming chair from NobleChairs!

Live Art Creation

Community Manager Gina Bruno is joined by Art Director CJ Grebb and Concept Artist Mike May for a special ESO art stream. Mike will produce a new illustration of a unique Daedric beast that incorporates your live feedback!  

More Information:
https://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en-us/news/post/60643

Events

The World Plays ESO

This is the final week of the World Plays ESO event. Two twitch drops are available this week for watching designated streams for at least 2 hours. You can often get additional drops by watching the special streams hosted by Bethesda, Bethesda_DE, Bethesda_UK, Bethesda_NL, and Bethesda_PL.

Check out my ESO Calendar for Twitch Drops and predicted Twitch Drops not on the official calendar.

More Information:
https://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en-us/news/post/60683

ESO First Year Celebration

As I predicted, the ESO First Year Celebration will take place next week starting August 26. Players will be rewarded for completing activities in Wrothgar, Craglorn, and the Imperial City.

SPOILER ALERT

There will be two special reward coffers available.

Bonus Loot

  • Double reward boxes from event zone dailies
  • Double drops from standard resource nodes (excluding those harvested from creatures or surveys)
  • Bonus drops on all world, dungeon, and delve bosses in the event zones
  • Double Tel Var drops in Imperial City
  • Bonus drops from White Gold Tower and Imperial City Prison Bosses
  • Bonus loot Maelstrom Arena and Dragonstar Arena
  • Bonus drops from Craglorn Trial Bosses

Tickets can be earned for the second fragment of the new mount.

Tips:
You have to complete the Wrothgar delve quests for each delve (offered by NPC’s near their entrances) before they will be offered in the Wrothgar dailies.