Hold onto your hats, it seems Vvardenfell is coming to ESO! A recent datamining effort uncovered a map of the island deep inside the game’s files, along with some fancy new tilesets. There’s no official word on it yet, but it could be that we’re getting a new (old) area. Morrowind fans around the world, rejoice!
In a recent post on ESO’s sub, reddit user FloorBelow shared a picture of the map. You can head on here if you’d like to see the original, uncompressed version. If you take a closer look at it, you’ll see much of the stuff is like it was in TES3.
Perhaps the biggest difference is that the volcano is active and seems inaccessible. Apart from that, several locations are missing – ones that were tied to the Crimson Plague or the Imperial influence in the province. Imperial towns like Caldera or Ebonheart aren’t present, nor is the Foreign Quarter in the capital. There are a couple of new places as well, which is all kinds of exciting.
The diligent dataminer discovered new textures, too, which bear the names of Great Houses and cities. Among others, there were tilesets called Telvanni, Hlaalu, Redoran, Vivec and Velothi. Dunmer strongholds and Dwemer ruins will be having their own characteristic architecture as well. There’s no information about the kind of creatures we could face there, but I guess that would be expecting too much at this point. We’re just hopeful they’ll conveniently forget to put in cliffracers.
Of course, we should wait for official confirmation before getting giddy with anticipation. Game development is a tricky thing, and things can go wrong at any step. There’s no use getting our hopes up before the DLC is announced, which will hopefully happen soon, especially now that the cat is out of the bag.
Final Fantasy XV was released a short while ago, and it’s already the hottest new RPG this year. It has an epic main story, likable and relatable characters, and a massive world with tons of side missions. The side quests alone should keep players occupied for hours upon hours. Your AI-controlled friends, the combat mechanics and the vastness of this game’s open world give it an almost MMORPG feel.
The crew at our sister website GosuNoob spent literal days playing the game and turning every rock. As a result, they’ve compiled more than a hundred guides ranging between weapon upgrades and upgrade materials to lists and walkthroughs of the dungeons. They’ve also got secret locations, collectibles maps, explanations of end game content, and more. It’s rare that a single player game gets this much attention, but Final Fantasy XV truly deserves time and dedication.
Engine Blade Upgrade – Rusted Bit, Glass Gemstone, Sturdy Helix horn
One of the quirks of Final Fantasy as a franchise is resetting everything for every new main installment, but having recurring characters. One of those is Cid the mechanic. In this game, Cid owns a garage at Hammerhead station. He’s willing to upgrade your weapons to help you on your journey, provided you get him the required items. Each weapon upgrade is a separate side quest, and one of those is called A Better Engine Blade. There’s three upgrades for the Engine Blade. Each one brings it up to the next level and requires a different component.
The first thing you’ll need is a Rusted Bit. We’ve found quite a few of them, and we’ve got map locations and screenshots for them. The second component is the Glass Gemstone. This one is trickier to find, but it’ll be much easier with our guide. The third and final item you’ll need is a Sturdy Helixhorn. The only way to get it is by killing a certain monster in the game, and the guide tells you exactly how to do it and where to find them.
The Scraps of Mystery side quest
There’s a lot to do in this game beside the main story. There’s a bunch of side quests that will take you around the open world and give you that sweet XP. You can collect hunter dog tags, hunt wild animals, help strangers fix their cars, and much more. Probably the most complicated and well-hidden quest is the Scraps of Mystery. It sends you on a long journey across the entirety of Eos, searching for clues and Sylvester’s Map Pieces. There’s a total of fourteen steps in this quest. It took hours and hours of careful searching and patience. As a result, we’ve compiled a guide with maps with the exact locations of all 14 Mystery Maps and Map Scraps for you.
We hope that you’re enjoying playing Final Fantasy XV as much as we are and that our guides will help you with the trickier parts. Check out our compilation of 100 FFXV guides for more help when you need it to make your gaming experience even better.
TESO is getting another free weekend event! It’s going to take place this weekend, during Thanksgiving, and this time, it’s for the Xbox crowd. If you haven’t tried the game but wanted to, now’s your time.
Sadly, you’ll need a Gold subscription if you want to try it out. Apart from that, there are no requirements. You just download the game from the store, create an ESO account and go on your merry way. You’ll be limited to the base game (no DLC), and you’ll need around 80 GB of free space in order to install it.
If you’re a console player, you might’ve been dissuaded from trying The Elder Scrolls Online because of the price tag. If that’s the case, you’re in luck – ESO will be having a free weekend on PS4, starting tomorrow. You’ll have the chance to try out the game for a couple of days, and decide if it’s a good fit for you.
Bethesda have decided to let Playstation 4 players have a taste of TESO over the weekend completely free of charge. You won’t even need a Plus subscription to try it out. In case you like it, you’ll be able to buy it at a reduced price. Just keep in mind the sale will end along with the free weekend – if you’re going to buy it, do it as soon as you’re sure.
Today Bethesda announced that the Elder Scrolls Online will be released worldwide on June 9, 2015 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited includes all original PC gameplay and all updates and additional features like Justice and Champion systems.
With Tamriel Unlimited, coming to console on June 9th and PC/Mac on March 17th, 2015, you will no longer be required to pay a monthly game subscription to play ESO.
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UPDATE: Here’s the official info from Zenimax community managers (source):
Last night a few North American users reported inventory-related issues with their character account, such as seeing additional inventory items appear, or seeing items that were not earned through gameplay. We’ve identified and fixed the problem, but the issue necessitated some downtime overnight for the North American megaserver. This problem has not manifested on the European server, so it continues to run as normal. The fix will be implemented as soon as all required pre-testing is complete this morning.
We were already planning to push a new game build to both servers this morning, and we will continue to work towards this. Stay tuned for complete patch note shortly. In addition to this aforementioned priority fix, we are also working quickly to restore our ‘send in-game mail’ functionality, some content blocking fixes that are preventing some users from finishing quests, and a few other tweaks. Our goal is to have all of these fixes initiated later this morning, eastern US time.
We will update this post as soon as we have an exact timeline for the service to be restored.
After years in the making Elder Scrolls Online has opened its gates for players to create their permanently available characters. MMORPG gamers have been waiting for this day a long time. Elder Scrolls is one of the most loved RPG franchises in the world and adding a massive dimension to it was a long time dream. Today is the day that dream becomes true for many. Good Luck and Have Fun and see you in game.
Official TESO page confirmed that the large scale test scheduled for this weekend will be the final beta of that type before the release of the game. Final beta will start of Friday, March 14th at 12:00PM EDT and it will last until Sunday, March 16th at 11:59PM EDT.
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Today, Bethesda sent another wave of invitations for TESO Beta Weekend, that starts on Friday, February 28, 12PM EDT to Sunday, March 2nd, 11:59PM EDT. The great news is that you can also invite a friend of your choosing to participated in the upcoming ESO Beta test.
Since the NDA is lifted, you can share your adventures, freely publish all your videos, screenshots and impressions online. All of you who have a chance to participate in this beta event, will be able to unlock an exclusive monkey vanity pet at launch.
Official TESO page has invited everyone to post their opinions and thoughts about The Elder Scrolls Online as TESO Beta NDA has been lifted.
You can expect that there will be no shortage of posts, videos and streams from the beta in a near future, as Zenimax Online Studios with this move gave permission to all player to share content from all of the next TESO betas which were also confirmed in this post.