Play The Elder Scrolls Online on Xbox One for free this weekend

The Elder Scrolls Online on Xbox One will be free to play to Xbox Live Gold members beginning on Thursday, December 10th.

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We're excited to announce that all Xbox Live Gold members can enjoy The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited - for free - as part of Xbox Live Gold's Free Plays this weekend. Beginning at 9AM PT on Thursday, December 10 and running through 11:59PM PT on Sunday, December 13, Gold members on Xbox One can explore all of Tamriel, from the icy reaches of Skyrim to the depths of the Black Marsh. You and your friends can team up together to discover dungeons and ruins, embark on hours of quests from series staples such as the Fighters and Mage's guild, battle dangerous world bosses, or simply admire the many beautiful vistas throughout Tamriel.

As part of the Free Play Weekend, your time spent playing will make you eligible to win One Million Dollars (and other prizes) in Bethesda's #MillionReasonsToPlay giveaway. The game will also be on sale all week, so if you decide to purchase the game, you will be able to start again right where you left off. For more information (including complete rules and regulations) on the #MillionReasonsToPlay giveaway, visit

Once the weekend kicks off, you can download Elder Scrolls Online by clicking on the Gold Member area on the home dashboard or by downloading directly from the Xbox store.

During the week, you'll have the option to purchase the game online from the Xbox Store at a discount and continue playing. You will also get to keep your character and all progression, Gamerscore and achievements earned while playing, so determine your character and your strategy and start exploring!

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