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Elder Scrolls Online Comes to PS5, Xbox Series X in June

The Elder Scrolls Online: Console Enhanced is the next-gen version of the popular MMO that is arriving on Xbox Series X/S and PS5 on June 8, 2021.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Console Enhanced version will be free to all who own ESO on PS4 or Xbox One, and this new version cuts down loadtimes by half (on average), adds a 60 FPS Performance Mode, increases the draw distance by nearly double, and much more.

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Those who wish for a “visual feast” in ESO will also be able to take advantage of native 4K at 30 FPS in Fidelity Mode.

There will also be improved reflections, shadows, depth of field, ambient occlusion with screen space global illumination, updated antialiasing, and unlocked textures.

ESO: Console Enhanced was announced during the Blackwood Chapter Preview Event that will allow players to “expose the daedric plots and tyrannical schemes consuming the region and [they] must discover their connection to the Prince of Destruction and his dreadful plans for Tamriel.”

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Although Blackwood is a standalone story, its events will further the overall Gates of Oblivion narrative that will continue to unfold throughout 2021.

Also revealed is the all-new Companions System that will give players the option to choose between two new companions whose playstyle will be defined through selecting their gear and leveling up their skills.

Blackwood Chapter will be released on PC on June 1, 2021, and will be available on consoles, including ESO: Console Enhanced, on June 8, 2021.

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