Well, it seems as though good news is definitely on the horizon for Elder Scrolls Online players this June. As part of the 30th official update from Bethesda, the MMORPG will finally remove in-game purchases in the hope of swaying more players to the platform. However, with that in mind, it is incredibly likely that the MMO kingpin is simply trying to adhere to Microsoft’s strict loot box policy after the acquisition was settled a little while back. Either way, we can’t pretend that we’ll miss the sneaky nuggets of loot that cost us an arm and a leg with every purchase.
So, what will this new update include?
Well, for starters, you’ll be pleased to know that apart from the real-world purchases finally phasing out, a new scheme will be taking its place. Coined only as “Endeavours”, players will be able to take on both daily and weekly quests in exchange for “Seals of Endeavour”. With said Seals, you’ll be able to get your hands on various Crown Crate items, which can vary from XP scrolls to rare mounts, potions to cosmetics. And what’s more — it’s all coming for free this June.
Running alongside Update 30 will of course see in the highly anticipated Elder Scrolls Online: Console Enhanced, which will “dramatically improve the game’s visual fidelity and performance” on next-gen consoles. Apart from that, console users can expect to see a bulk of general hotfixes and improved gameplay connected to the PC version. So, of course, that’s excellent news all around for Xbox X/S and PlayStation 5 users.
As far as Bethesda’s newfound loyalty to Microsoft goes — it could only be a matter of time before relationships between other gaming kingpins die out. While ESO is still set to touch down on the PlayStation 5 this June, it has been mentioned in the past that future projects could be exclusive to Xbox users. So, with that in mind, it’s probably best Sony users make the most of this next slew of improvements. Come July, Bethesda could very well narrow in on additional perks for Xbox users only. But you can take that with a grain of salt, to be fair. Who knows what’s in store for Tamriel? Whatever the case — we’re pretty excited for it.