The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset arrives on June 5, but you can get an early look at the new Chapter and Update 18 when it comes to our Public Test Server this month! Read on to discover everything you need to know about ESO: Summerset on the PTS.
We are excited to announce that The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset will go live on our Public Test Server (PTS) on Monday, April 16. It will include the entirety of the new Chapter and Update 18 and be limited to PC/Mac players.
Invites will be sent to a large group of new PTS testers, but if you participated in the ESO: Morrowind PTS beta last year, you’ll be able to log into the Summerset PTS from the ESO launcher yourself, no invite required! Just don’t forget to enable “Show Public Test Environment” from your launcher settings.
Note that as always, anybody can install the PTS client, log in, and test the base game changes, but they won’t be able visit Summerset or experience any of the new Chapter’s features unless granted access.
To ensure that the new adventure’s story is not spoiled for our fans, you will be required to agree to a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) upon login. This NDA is specific to the Summerset main quest and its story, but you are free to stream and talk about anything you experience in Summerset with the exception of the Chapter’s main story line beyond its first quest (titled “The Queen’s Decree”). You can share any other quest lines (such as the Psijic Order) or side quests you find. The NDA will be lifted on May 1.
As a PTS participant, you’ll have a watermark visible while playing to help us identify any possible NDA breaches. To reiterate: You can share almost all of your adventures in ESO: Summerset publicly, including Jewelry Crafting, the Cloudrest Trial, open world adventures, Abyssal Geysers, Delves, World Bosses, Public Dungeons, and anything in the base game, but any details related to the main quest and its storyline beyond “The Queen’s Decree” is under NDA.
Your feedback is extremely important to us, and we truly value comments and bug reports when testing this new Chapter. Please note that we are likely to make adjustments throughout the testing period, so keep an eye out on the PTS forum (you’ll need to log into the forums in order to view its contents or participate) for the latest patch notes.
Don’t forget, with ESO: Summerset, you’ll will be able to experience the following:
- A new zone, Summerset
- A new main story quest (partly under NDA until May 1)
- A new Psijic Order Skill Line and adventure
- Jewelry Crafting
- A new Trial, Cloudrest
- New group activities, Abyssal Geysers
- New item sets
Update 18 also brings some new features, too:
- PvP Improvements and Additions
- Crown Store Gifting
- Daily Login Rewards
- Assorted balance changes & performance improvements
- Battlegrounds moving to base game
We can’t wait to welcome all our testers to Summerset to explore the home of the High Elves! Will you be joining us for the Summerset and Update 18 PTS? Head to Twitter or Facebook and tell us what you’re most looking forward to trying out using the #Summerset hashtag!