Play Elder Scrolls Online for Free This Weekend

By Rebecca Smith, 2 years ago
If you've always wanted to try The Elder Scrolls Online but haven't yet had a chance, this weekend presents the perfect opportunity to do so. After acquiring a trial code from here, players will be able to preload the game ready for the start of a free-play weekend that starts at 12:01AM PT on December 10th and finishes at 11:59PM PT on December 13th.

If this isn't incentive enough to give the game a go, perhaps the chance to win $1 million might change your mind? Alternatively, 1000 runners up will receive 3000 crowns to spend in-game. All that current players have to do to be in with a chance of winning these prizes is to register here and then play the game between December 3rd and January 10th, 2016. You can check out the terms and conditions right here.

New players need to follow these steps:
1. Click here to get your ESO Promo Code.
2. Create an ESO game account at
3. Activate your account by clicking the link in the activation email sent to you.
4. Return to and sign in with your new account.
5. On your account page, click “Redeem Code.” Enter your Free Play Weekend code in the popup box that appears.
6. Once your code has been successfully redeemed, a download link will appear on your account page. Download the game.
7. Fill out the competition entry form here.
8. Play during the free weekend!

Players who choose to purchase the game once the weekend is over will be able to keep their character and all of their progression that they earned during this weekend. In fact, the game will be on sale at 60% off until December 14th and you'll even get a discount on crown packs:

- 750 crown packs will be 25% off
- 1,500 crown packs will be 25% off
- 3,000 crown packs will be 33% off
- 5,500 crown packs will be 40% off
Will you be exploring Tamriel this weekend?
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueSteamAchievements, TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she can usually be found sharpening her very, VERY, pointy grammar stick in anticipation of its imminent use. Outside of TSA, TA and TT, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. At home, with a variety of PCs and consoles on hand from which to choose, starting with a ZX Spectrum, games are never far away there either. However, as you're not supposed to have an unhealthy obsession with just a single subject, she also likes to read and dream about owning her own tribe of minions. She'll occasionally go outside.