The Elder Scrolls: Blades Delayed On Switch

Bethesda's free-to-play action RPG The Elder Scrolls: Blades has been delayed on Nintendo Switch. It's now coming sometime early next year.

Published: November 29, 2019 1:30 PM /


Combat in The Elder Scrolls: Blades

Free-to-play action-RPG The Elder Scrolls: Blades has been delayed on Nintendo Switch. The game will now launch for Nintendo's hybrid console sometime in early 2020.

This news comes via a blog post on the official Bethesda website. In the post, Bethesda details some of the up-and-coming additions to The Elder Scrolls: Blades as part of Update 1.5, which will launch in December. Originally, the Switch version of Blades was due to launch before the end of 2019. The studio says the extra time will allow it to polish the experience and provide you with the best version of Blades the console can muster. When it does land, PvP matches between players will be cross-platform across the Switch and mobile devices.

More big things are on the way to Blades in Update 1.5. Bethesda is removing Chest timers, meaning you won't have to wait to see what's in your chest once you get it. There's also an overhaul of the game's loot system on the way. You'll notice more loot dropping from enemies after Update 1.5. Each job will now have a boss at the end which will drop big rewards. Bethesda is also adding more breakables to Blades, all of which will contain more loot.

If you're looking to play The Elder Scrolls: Blades multiplayer, you'll be pleased with Update 1.5. First off, the update will add the long-awaited Arena mode in which you can battle other players in a best-of-three duel. You can access the Arena once you're level 5 or higher. It's not all competitive though; this update will also introduce Guilds. Being in a Guild allows you to trade with your guildmates, see their towns, and represent your guild in PvP contests.

Update 1.5 for The Elder Scrolls: Blades will launch sometime in early December. The Switch version of the game is coming next year. In the meantime, Blades is free-to-play on Android and iOS

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Bethesda Softworks
IOS, Android
Release Date
March 27, 2019 (Calendar)