Now that Zenimax and Bethesda have dropped the non-disclosure agreement surrounding the Elder Scrolls Online beta, things like change logs don't have to pass under the public's radar anymore, and a newly leaked set of patch notes offer some idea of what to expect from the next ESO beta weekend.
Days after an early February ESO beta test came to a close, Zenimax announced it would no longer enforce a long-standing non-disclosure agreement that barred players from talking about their experiences with The Elder Scrolls Online thus far. The decision followed loads of preview coverage from notable video game outlets, and opened the flood gates for all sorts of up-to-the-minute coverage from people given more access to ESO than even those who'd received a beta invite(s). As if that weren't enough, the ESO dev team has confirmed at least one more The Elder Scrolls Online beta event before the game's official launch.
There's no word on exactly when the next Elder Scrolls Online beta weekend will take place but, with the game's official PC launch just over one month away, there are only a handful of dates still available for the studio to host any extra ESO beta events they may want/need. Thankfully, while the studio gets everything figured out, someone with ongoing access to the Elder Scrolls Online servers has published a new change log from the latest beta build of the game.
The latest version of Elder Scrolls Online apparently addresses a whole host of balance issues with each of the game's starting classes, plus the usual assortment of bug and crash fixes you can expect from any software update, much less a mid-beta patch. Those who enjoy rolling multiple characters and/or who have been forced to run through the game's tutorials on more than one occasion will be happy to know that Elder Scrolls Online will now include an option to skip the introductory mission that typically follows the character creation process.
Typically, this is the part where we've got the latest patch notes ready for your perusal; however, this week's Elder Scrolls Online updates comes with an absolutely massive list of changes that was simply too long to be republished here. To get a look at all the changes you can expect to see in the next The Elder Scrolls Online beta build, head over to the game's sub-reddit and check out the new thread from Kirajxo.
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