Update: Blades can now be played by anyone who signs up for a Bethesda.net account.
Update: Bethesda has announced that early access to mobile game The Elder Scrolls: blades has opened up to anyone with a Bethesda net account.
Announced via Twitter, Bethesda has confirmed Blades is now accessible to anyone signed up for a Bethesda.net, rather than the invite-only access available previously. Bethesda will next be “looking at all your feedback and rebalancing the most difficult enemy in the game… the silver chest,” according to their official Twitter account.
Original story follows:
The Elder Scrolls: Blades, the upcoming mobile entry into the long-running action-RPG franchise, officially enters Early Access today.
Announced in a tweet from the official The Elder Scrolls Twitter account, Bethesda is bringing players to Blades in waves vie e-mail invitations.
The official FAQ for Blades confirms Early Access is available on iOS and Android devices, that it is not under NDA, all progress and purchases will carry over to the final game, and that players can still sign up for Early Access.
Blades was announced during Bethesda’s E3 2018 press conference and was originally slated for a 2018 release. By November, it had been delayed until “Early 2019.”
For fans of the main franchise, The Elder Scrolls VI was also announced during E3 2018, though it will likely be coming to next-generation consoles.
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