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The Elder Scrolls Online kicks off a free weekend, starting tomorrow

ZeniMax is making its Tamrielic MMO The Elder Scrolls Online free to try this weekend. Beginning tomorrow (which, I know, is not the weekend, but roll with me here) and until December 6, the game will be free to download and play, and all new accounts will be given 500 crowns for use in the in-game store. 

Over the same period of time, players will be able to take part in an in-game dungeon event that will award "Mysterious Reward Boxes" for completing a random dungeon. The prize boxes will contain items including experience scrolls, pets, mounts, costumes, and "the jackpot," a pack of 20 homes or 20 mounts. Completing the dungeons will also earn you additional entries in the 10 Million Stories sweepstakes, which features a grand prize of a trip for two to PAX East in 2018, every in-game collectible in the TESO store, and the opportunity to become an NPC in the game.

The free-to-play weekend (which is really closer to a week) begins at 10 am ET on November 30 and ends at 10 am ET on December 6. If you've previously indulged in a TESO freebie but didn't buy the full game after, your character will be waiting for you, fully intact, to pick up where you left off.

Andy Chalk
Andy covers the day-to-day happenings in the big, wide world of PC gaming—the stuff we call "news." In his off hours, he wishes he had time to play the 80-hour RPGs and immersive sims he used to love so much.