The Elder Scrolls Celebrates its 25th Anniversary in Skyrim and ESO

By Rebecca Smith,
If there's something that's bound to make you feel old, it's when your favourite gaming franchises hit significant anniversary milestones. The Elder Scrolls is one of those franchises, hitting its 25th anniversary yesterday, March 25th. To celebrate the occasion, Bethesda is giving away special gifts in The Elder Scrolls Online and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, as well as offering a free weekend for players to try out the former title.

Beginning with ESO, the Elsweyr Prologue has been released for all players to enjoy. Players can discover the true purpose of the Wrathstone, as well as conjuring dragons upon the Khajiit who occupy Elsweyr. To access the Prologue, players can either find the Imperial messenger, Anais Davaux, near the Impresario's tent in the first major city of their alliance, or they can use the free Sealed Imperial Summons Crown Store Quest Starter item.

If you're one of the people who are yet to own The Elder Scrolls Online, you may instead be interested in the free play week that will begin on March 28th and run until April 3rd. The event will allow players to access the entire base game, meaning they can try out the new Elsweyr Prologue. If you feel like purchasing the game so you can continue playing after the trial ends, The Elder Scrolls Online base game is available at 50% off until April 9th, while the "Summerset Upgrade" DLC is available at 30% off until April 2nd.

Moving on to Skyrim, players who log into the game on Xbox One will get the Nordic Jewelry Creation for free. Those who don't own this game either can also make use of discounts that will be running on the Microsoft Store — The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition is available at 40% off until April 2nd.

There is also anniversary content available in The Elder Scrolls Legends and PC players can grab themselves a free copy of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind through the weekend. For more details on these offers, check out the anniversary blog.
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.