While waiting for an update on the progress of The Elder Scrolls VI, due to the game not being included at E3 this year, fans of the series can still check out the first mobile installment of the franchise, The Elder Scrolls: Blades. The game previously experienced a delayed release, which was touched on during its initial release period back in Fall of 2018. The game finally launched its Early Acess period in late March. During this time, players gradually gained access to the game through invitation. However, Bethesda has recently confirmed that the game is now readily available for all players with a Bethesda net account.
The Elder Scrolls: Blades shares visual and narrative similarities with other titles in the franchise. However, there are certain elements that differ. For instance, there is no open-world. Instead, the player explores and travels between interconnected environments such as the Town, the Abyss, the Arena, and the dungeons. They can also now improve the prestige of the town by constructing houses, workshops and other buildings.
During the game’s Early Acess phase, Bethesda hopes to gather feedback and critiques from the players. They have already been alerted to a critical enemy haunting players…the silver treasure chests. Players seem to rely heavily on chests to gain weapons, coins, armors, ingredients, materials, and gems. These chests come in multiple variations such as golden, silver, and wooden chests. The problem lies in the process of opening a chest. Each chest takes a set time to open, ranging from mere seconds to multiple hours.
The gates to The Elder Scrolls: #Blades are opening further. Excited to say that anyone with a Bethesda net account can now play.
Next up: We’re looking at all your feedback and rebalancing the most difficult enemy in the game… the silver chest. pic.twitter.com/K0HVGPqj35
— The Elder Scrolls (@ElderScrolls) April 5, 2019
The Elder Scrolls: Blades offers a new story, quality graphics, and a unique Elder Scrolls experience, earning it a place in our top 10 mobile games of March 2019. The Early Acess period is still active, and players are encouraged to provide feedback on the game via Bethesda’s official support website. The game is free-to-play and available for download on iOS and Android mobile devices.