The Elder Scrolls: Blades is Bethesda’s new first person RPG and it’s coming to the iPhone, iPad, and Android later this year. If you don’t want to wait for the official release date you’ll need to sign up for early access.
If you’ve ever wanted to play a high quality, Skyrim-type game on your mobile device, you’ll get the chance this fall. The Elder Scrolls: Blades is Bethesda’s latest entry in the long-running Elder Scrolls series and it puts iPhone, iPad, and Android users inside a massive world with forests and dungeons to explore and cities to build.
The game features the single player storyline you’d expect from an Elder Scrolls game, but it also includes some other elements including PVP arena combat where you’ll take on other mobile players.
All versions of Blades will connect to one another which means those playing the game on an iPhone X will be able to interact with players using an Android device.
Bethesda hasn’t confirmed an official release date, but the game is currently up for pre-order ahead a release sometime later this year. Blades is free so pre-ordering won’t cost you any money.
If you want to be among the first to play The Elder Scrolls: Blades you’ll need to pre-register. Pre-registering only takes a few seconds. Here’s how to do it.
How to Play Elder Scrolls Blades Early
- Head to the official The Elder Scrolls: Blades website.
- Click Sign In.
- If you already have a Bethesda account, enter your credentials. If you don’t, you’ll need to create an account. It only takes a minute or two.
- Now click Sign Up for Early Access.
- At this point you should see a drop down menu. Click it to open up a list of devices.
- Scroll down the list and select the device you’ll be using to play Elder Scrolls: Blades.
- Click Sign Up.
Once you’ve completed this you’ll be pre-registered to play Elder Scrolls: Blades early. Bethesda hasn’t confirmed a date, but says it will get in touch when it’s ready to launch the title.
Unfortunately, Bethesda is no longer offering a sword and helmet bonus to those who pre-register. That offer ended on June 15th.
Pre-Order If You Love Online Games & Fallout
If you like the sound of an online Fallout-style RPG, you might want to put in a Fallout 76 pre-order.
The game is still in development and the gameplay is reportedly still in flux, but it'll be much different than Fallout 4.
That said, the game will have quests and tons of enemies to kill just like Bethesda's traditional single-player RPGs. It'll also have base building (dubbed C.A.M.P.), something Bethesda introduced in Fallout 4 back in 2015. Fallout 76 allows you to build anywhere on the map.
Unlike some games that simply end once you complete the campaign, support for Fallout 76 (like support for Fallout 4) will go on for years. Bethesda says all DLC content released after Fallout 76's release date will be entirely free.
Fallout 76 is going to more Fallout Online/Elder Scrolls Online than Fallout 5. If sharing an open, evolving Fallout world with friends sounds amazing, think about putting in an early order today, tomorrow, or sometime in the near future.