Elder Scrolls Online Beta Key: How to Get One (+Beta Info)

February 26, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

The Elder Scrolls Online is in closed beta, and getting a beta key had been difficult.

However, ZeniMax has begun giving out more keys ahead of re-opening the beta this weekend starting at noon on February 28.

People who play the beta get free hands on experience, plus a monkey pet. The pet won’t help in combat but will make your organ grinder cosplay easier. It will be unlocked for your account at lunch. 

Also for the beta, starting when it re-opens, the studio said that people can begin sharing screenshots and videos. 

The developers don’t plan on holding an open beta before the game launch in April on PC and Mac, but they’ve said in the past that every eligible player who signed up will get one eventually.

Here are some ways to get the beta key

-Find someone who got one of the invites sent out this week. They included two codes–one for you and one to give away to whoever you want.

-Check out one of the sites giving them away. That includes IGN, Escapist, Game Revolution, and MMORPG.

Be warned though, the giveaways are running out of codes fast.

Learn more about the game here.

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