E3 2019: The Elder Scrolls: Blades Headed to Switch This Fall

Sunday, June 9th, 2019

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The Elder Scrolls: Blades | Featured ImageBethesda’s E3 2019 conference was certainly more diverse this year than it has been in the past. Having said that, the Elder Scrolls series was obviously still a key part of its showcase. One of the first announcements related to the series was for a major update to The Elder Scrolls: Blades, a mobile RPG title which attempts to maintain some of that immersive open-world feeling that the mainline games are known for while expanding to mobile platforms. While the early-access version of the game first released on iOS and Android earlier this year, a Switch version is also in the works and is now slated for a fall 2019 release. You can find a description of some of the more notable upgrades made in this latest free update below.

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All-new NPC voice-over: VO has been added to NPCs you encounter in town, during major quests, and in the solo arena battle jobs.

New Dragon Questline: A new questline has been added featuring a fearsome Ancient Dragon and a mysterious dragonslayer.

New Jewelry: We’ve added new skill-boosting rings and necklaces. Look for them in chests, craft them at the Smithy, or buy them at the Enchanter’s Tower.

New Jobs and Solo Arena Battles: Adjustments and additions have been made to Jobs including the addition of Solo Arena Battles.

Support for Players that are Level 50+: Adjustments have been made to allow for players to level up beyond 50.

In addition to these updates, it should also be noted that the Switch version and existing mobile versions will be cross-platform. If you begin playing Blades tonight, your progress will carry over to the Switch version when it comes out. Also, rest assured that the Switch version will also be free to play. Finally, if you play the mobile versions during E3 the week, you will have the opportunity to obtain a number of free goodies. iOS users who login this week will receive the Crimson Kiss ruby ring, the Apple Pie banner decoration, and 200 gems. Android users will also receive those 200 gems, but will unlock a Cascadia sapphire ring in place of the ruby one and a Sweet Roll banner in place of the Apple Pie one. For full details on these patch notes and the upcoming Switch version of The Elder Scrolls: Blades, have a look at the page on Bethesda’s official website.

SOURCE: Press Release

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