Early access for The Elder Scrolls: Blades has been rolling out for users the past week. Now, Bethesda announced that it is available for everyone to play as of today.
This mobile title is available on iOS and Android devices. Users need to create or use an existing Bethesda account in order to gain access to The Elder Scrolls: Blades. Then, players will be ready to jump into the latest adventure in Tamriel.
Players create their own character. All the races you know and love are available to play. They will have different strengths, so it isn't just cosmetic. Although the character creator isn't as robust as its predecessors, there are still a decent amount of options.
In The Elder Scrolls: Blades, you can rebuild your very own town. You can create buildings such as blacksmiths and apothecaries and use those to aid you on your adventures. Combat involves holding down and releasing your finger at the correct moment to maximize attacks. Spells are another way to deal damage.
Right now, players can embark on quests and gain resources and weapons as quest rewards. You can outfit your character with new weapons and armor. There is also an endless dungeon mode called the Abyss that challenges you and grants other rewards.
Chests can be earned and unlocked, though it takes anywhere from five seconds to several hours to open. Premium currency is available to speed up the process of opening chests and hastening the construction of buildings in your town.
If this sounds like your type of game, be sure to download The Elder Scrolls: Blades. Again, it's available in early access right now on mobile devices (note: despite the tweet above saying anyone with a Bethesda Net account can play, it isn't available on PC via the Bethesda Net launcher).
Quick TakeI've been playing a decent amount of Blades so far and one thing I can say is that it will definitely drain your battery life. This is rightfully so. It's a pretty game considering it's on mobile and it takes full advantage of the hardware on your phone. As far as the game's longevity, it's hard to say. So far I'm pretty interested and I'll continue to play it, and while everything can be sped up with the purchase of its premium currency, I don't find that you really need to. If you even have the smallest ounce of patience, you won't need to spend it.
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