The Elder Scrolls Online loot crates drop real money requirement – a welcome change quietly confirmed in a new update from publisher Bethesda Softworks and developer Zenimax Online Media.
While the Elder Scrolls Online loot crates drop real money requirement, the game has required players to buy various things ranging from cosmetic armor to player mounts for quite awhile now. Instead, in Update 30 will remove the real money requirement and replace it with the Endeavors system, which lets you complete daily-to-weekly sidequests for rewards.
The new Endeavors system will see players completing side quests like killing enemies with a specific piece of equipment, crafting various items, and more – the rewards include the typical gold and such but also a new currency: Seals of Endeavor. You can then exchange Seals of Endeavor for anything that comes in Crown Crates, the Elder Scrolls Online branded loot crates.
As mentioned above, Crown Crates remain the only way to get certain things like cosmetic equipment, rare mounts or pets, and more – some of them are even only available during certain times or on a rotating availability schedule. The Seals of Endeavor last forever and they stack, so you can keep saving them towards something that catches your eye.
Update 30 for The Elder Scrolls Online is set to launch sometime in mid-June, but until then you can still only acquire Crown Crates with Crowns, the premium currency bought with real life money.
It remains to be seen why Bethesda is finally allowing players to acquire Crown Crates by just playing the game, however it’s likely due to the company being acquired by Microsoft, as Microsoft’s official policy for loot boxes states that “Items in loot boxes can always be earned through play.”
The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood has its prologue chapter now available to all Elder Scrolls Online players – the full launch of the Blackwood expansion is coming on June 8th across Windows PC, Mac, Xbox One, PS4, and Stadia.
In related news, Bethesda Softworks and Zenimax Online Media also confirmed the next-gen versions for the MMORPG as The Elder Scrolls Online: Console Enhanced, alongside a June 8th release date for the ports. You can read more about that here in our other report.
The Elder Scrolls Online is currently available across Windows PC, Mac (both via Steam), Xbox One, PS4, and Stadia.