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What is The Elder Scrolls: Blades?

Everything you need to know about the mobile game

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The Elder Scrolls: Blades is a new, free-to-play mobile game, announced at Bethesda’s E3 presentation. It has touch-screen combat in both crafted and procedurally generated dungeons, as well as outdoor arenas. Players will be able to use melee, range abilities and spells, and there will be full character creation and leveling, just like in any other Elder Scrolls games.

Combat is stripped down, seemingly focused on single enemy combat, which makes sense for a mobile game. It doesn’t appear to be open-world, instead opting for more linear environments, but it does allow for tons of character customization, with gear collection being a main focus.

The game will feature Abyss, an endless roguelike mode, Arena, a PvP battle mode, and the Town, a hub for storylines and quests, where the player can rebuild, upgrade, and decorate individual elements. Doing so will unlock new NPCs and quests, and players will be able to visit their friends town, like Animal Crossing in Elder Scrolls!

But it’s more than all that;.it will be available for PC, consoles, and VR too, and it will be cross compatible across all those platforms. Players will be able to play the full game in landscape mode, or in portrait mode, if they need to keep a hand free.

The Elder Scrolls: Blades is available for pre-order on Google Play and iTunes, and you can already register for early access. Otherwise keep an eye out for it this fall.