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Blades box art
Setting Tamriel (mainly Cyrodiil),
The Abyss
Time Period ca. 4E 180
Developer Bethesda Game Studios
iOS/Android (Early Access)
Release Date
27 March, 2019
Nintendo Switch
Release Date
Early 2020
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The Elder Scrolls: Blades is a free-to-play spin-off of the Elder Scrolls franchise. It takes place primarily in the province of Cyrodiil, and features procedurally-generated dungeons (similar to Arena), the rebuilding a destroyed town, and PvP combat in an arena. Originally planned to be released in Fall of 2018, the game was later set to release in early 2019, with limited early access beginning on 27 March, 2019. Blades is currently available on phones and tablets in open Early Access, and will eventually be released on current generation consoles, PC, and be available to play in VR. Additionally, players will be able to play against each other regardless of platform.

"You are member of the ancient order of the Blades. Forced into exile, you seek refuge in your remote hometown only to find it reduced to rubble. Now, it’s up to you to restore your town back to its former glory."
— Blades Reveal text

Game Modes

  • Abyss — See how far you can go in a continuous, procedurally-generated dungeon gauntlet
  • Arena — Battle one-on-one against other players
  • Town — The hub for all quests and services

Quest Information

  • Challenges — Objectives with small rewards
  • Jobs — Procedural quests that come in over time
  • Quests — A list of the quests that appear in the game

Character Information

  • Attributes — What are the basic stats?
  • Character Creation — A guide to the character creation process
  • First Time Players — A guide to help new players get a grip on Blades
  • Leveling — Understanding the character leveling system
  • Races — The defining characteristics of the playable races
  • Skills — And what can you do?

Gameplay Information

  • Breakables — Containers that spew loot when broken
  • Chests — Information on the game's loot box mechanic
  • Emotes — Taunt your Arena opponent
  • Food — Interactable objects that restore Health
  • Items — Where to find specific items and their related attributes
  • Store — The array of in-game, purchasable store entries

World Information

  • Alchemy — Brewing potions and poisons
  • Crafting — The creation of equipment and decorations
  • Creatures — A bestiary of all creatures found in the game
  • Enchanting — Imbuing your equipment with magical power
  • Events — Limited-time events which have taken place in Blades
  • Factions — Listing of all the guilds and factions in the game
  • Guilds — Player-made factions
  • NPCs — Listing of all non-player characters in the game
  • Places — A list of all the areas that can be visited in the game
  • Repairing — Maintaining good condition on weapons and armor
  • Tempering — The service that improves weapons and armor

Technical Information

  • Patches — Official patches for Blades
  • System Requirements — The official minimum and recommended system requirements for the game
  • Technical Support — Hardware and system software issues and their practical solutions

Previews and Reviews

Miscellaneous Information

  • Credits — Details on exactly who did what to create the game
  • Development Team — A list of the developers who created the game
  • Easter Eggs — Funny, out of place, or reference-related non-bug findings
  • Glitches — Different things you may have noticed about Blades that just weren't right
  • Help — The in-game help menu
  • Historical References — References to people, places and events from previous Elder Scrolls games
  • Loading Screens — Information that appears when the game is loading
  • Music — Information about Blades' soundtrack

See Also