The Elder Scrolls Online is going free for a week starting tomorrow

Beginning tomorrow and running through April 18, the ZeniMax MMO Elder Scrolls Online will be offering a week of free play, with unrestricted access to the full Tamriel Unlimited base game, plus 500 Crowns that can be spent in the in-game store on pets, costumes, boosters, or whatever your heart desires. 

Both TESO: Tamriel Unlimited and TESO: Gold Editon, which includes the base game and the Imperial City, Orsinium, Thieves Guild, and Dark Brotherhood expansions, will be on sale during the free week as well, although the discounted price hasn't been specified. Tamriel Unlimited normally goes for $30/£20/€30 on Steam, while the Gold Edition is $60/£40/€50. If you decide to spring for the game during or after the free week is over, any characters, purchases, and progress you've made will carry over.   

The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited free play week will begin at 10 am ET on April 11 and run until 10 am ET on April 18. The next TESO expansion, Morrowind, is scheduled to go live on June 6.   

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.