The Elder Scrolls Online has announced that players who don’t pay for The Elder Scrolls Online will have the opportunity to check out a free trial version of ESO Plus, The Elder Scrolls Online paid subscription service.

Here is how to apply for the free trial and the benefits of ESO Plus, from an announcement on the The Elder Scrolls Online official website:

“Between July 5-9, a free trial of ESO Plus will be available from the Crown Store! Here is how you can enjoy select ESO Plus benefits for the duration of the event:

  • 1.Log into The Elder Scrolls Online.
  • 2.Navigate to the Crown Store.
  • 3.View the “Featured” category.
  • 4.Find and select the ESO Plus Free Trial.
  • 5.You will then enjoy select ESO Plus benefits for the duration of the event.

The ESO Plus trial will grant you the following benefits:

  • Full access to all DLC game packs – new zones, quests, dungeons and more!
    • Including Imperial City, Orsinium, Thieves Guild, Dark Brotherhood, and Shadows of the Hist DLC game packs.
  • Unlimited storage for crafting materials
  • Double Bank space for your account
  • 10% increase to Experience& Gold acquisition, Crafting Inspiration, and Trait Researchrates
  • Double Furnishings and Collectibles space in player housing
  • Exclusive ability to dye costumes

Please note: the ESO Plus free trial does not grant the bonus Dwarven Crown Crates, which are only available as daily login rewards for full ESO Plus members.”

Also, players who do pay for the ESO Plus subscription will be rewarded with free Dwarven Crown Crates for every day they log in. Here are more details on the ESO Plus rewards, also from that announcement on The Elder Scrolls Online official website:

“If you’re a current ESO Plus member, you can score some amazing rewards such as mounts, pets costumes, consumables, and other in-game items. That’s right – for every day you log in from July 5-9, you’ll receive a free Dwarven Crown Crate.

To participate, simply log into the game with an active ESO Plus membership between 12:00am EDT and 11:59pm EDT (Eastern) each day of the event! Once the event is over, you’ll receive one crate for each day you had logged in.

Here’s everything you need to know to get your crates:

  • The event begins on July 5 at 10am EDT and ends on July 9 at 11:59pm EDT.
  • If you have an active ESO Plus membership, you can earn one free Crown Crate for each day you log in during the event period, up to a maximum of five crates.
  • You must log in between 12:00am EDT and 11:59pm EDT (Eastern) on each day of the event.
  • Crown Crates earned during the event will be delivered to your account on July 17.
  • If you are not an ESO Plus member, you can enjoy a free trial of the service for the duration of the event to see what it is all about. For more details, see below. If you decide to purchase a full ESO Plus membership, you still earn free Crown Crates for each day you are logged in as a member!”

It seems like The Elder Scrolls Online is trying to pull in more of its players to pay for subscriptions since the summer time is usually the prime time for gaming. Everyone’s off from school and trying to avoid the hot weather, so why not play video games inside with nice, cool air conditioning without having to worry about doing homework?

Players can purchase ESO Plus memberships on The Elder Scrolls Online official website. Xbox One players can get a month of ESO Plus for $14.99; PlayStation 4 players can get a month of ESO Plus for $14.99, three months for $13.99, and six months for $12.99; and PC players can get 30 days for $14.99, 90 days for $13.99, and 180 days for $12.99.

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