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Make like the Daedra and swarm The Elder Scrolls Online in our beta weekend giveaway

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Update: If you're getting an invalid code message when attempting to redeem the key, this probably means you already have access from the earlier beta event. Check your account, at the side it should say "Beta Access", that means you're good to go. Just give the code to a chum. If you don't see that, and the code is invalid, you'll need to contact customer support. Cheers to RodRackStack for bringing this to our attention.

The Elder Scrolls Online is a video game that in some places plays like the Elder Scrolls games did two iterations ago, and in others like the Elder Scrolls has never played before. I quite like it. You may not: but it is like no other MMO you’ve ever hopped through before, and you’ll be contractually required as a PC gamer to have an opinion on it. 

Let’s make it an informed one, eh? We’ve got 1,200 beta keys, and one looks like it might have your name in it, if you squint a bit.

The one thing we didn’t get an especially good look at, at the time of our mammoth* Elder Scrolls Online impressions piece, is how it plays with other people. Mad as that sounds, the test servers were somewhat quiet throughout the extended weekend we played, and the group systems shrugged at us whenever we deigned to click at them.

Let’s have a proper run at them this weekend, shall we? Delve into some dungeons, test some reportedly complex AI behaviours? After all, this is the stuff that keeps The Elder Scrolls Online from being Diet Skyrim.

The beta access runs from 5:01am GMT on February 28, this Friday, until 4:59am GMT on Tuesday, March 4 - though you needn’t play at those particular silly hours, of course. There’s no NDA involved, which means you can stream or film bits of questing for your personal collection.

For a chance at a key, you’ll want to create an account on the site, and ensure you’ve provided us with an email address either on sign-up or on your profile page.

Register your interest by posting in the comments here, and our Nick will select 1,200 winners. He'll then mail the keys out manually.

Oh! And please do follow us on Twitter and Facebook. That’s where we’ll let you know how Nick’s getting on, see.

*There are no actual Skyrim mammoths included in-game, I’m afraid. Or at least, not in the Daggerfall region, where I’ve been.

Check our guide to the Elder Scrolls Online launch.

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What does an Invalid key mean?

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You got this as well? I keep waiting for someone to reply about this. I have the same problem. Anyone else?

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RodRackStack's picture
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I have a feeling that it is on Elder Scrolls Online's side of the court. My friend got an official invite, and his key was also invalid.

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"Greetings Explorer;

Players who are receiving an "invalid key" message should go into their account and verify whether a key has already been redeemed:

Log in to the account: players can access their account using the website link provided in their beta invitation.

On the right side of the account management page, under the "Games" section, a "Beta Access" label should be visible.

Players who have this label on their account are already using an active and valid beta key. They do not need to redeem it a second time.

They can log into the game using their UserID and password.

However, beta players who do not see this label or continue to receive the error message should contact Customer Support for further assistance with their beta key" This was on another Forum. This might also be the case for some people with Invalid keys.

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Thanks for all your information RodRackStack. In case people are getting the same issue. All our keys are offiicial keys and should work fine. If you are already in the beta then you should not need a new key and will be getting this error (as RodRackStack has said)

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I hope you're right. It would suck if we couldn't get in now! If you manage to redeem key plz respond here so I know :)

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Never played an Elder Scrolls game and would love to start! :)

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Don't know if this is the right place to say this. But I got a key from you guys, and when I try to reedem it, it says Invalid code! :(

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Oooh, hey Nick, Lumin here!

I'd absolutely love a key!

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A man of few words. :)

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BTW I found Skyrim epic :P

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When I first saw Skyrim, it instantly became one of my most wanted games. The only part I was annoyed about Skyrim was the fact that it was single-player. However, when I heard about TESO, I instantly wanted it. The fact that it would be like a multiplayer version of Skyrim got me hyped for TESO. So yeah, I would love a Beta key to TESO :D!!!

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Sharing is caring and I care about ESO

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Hi Nick, I'd love a Beta key!

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I'd love to grab a key! thanks so much!

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I would love to get a key because i logged about 500 hours in skyrim and want to keep the adventure going asap with elder scrolls online!

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You favorite'd my tweet so I am really hoping for a key :)

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Even if this is shaping up to be the only really decent MMORPG on the market, I just can't go around paying a subscription fee. I'd love a beta key, if you would.

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I just did the math and I've worked out that, unless I win the lottery or sell my house, I will never be able to afford The Elder Scrolls Online. The Beta key will be my only chance to play it, so if that's not a good enough reason to beg for one, I don't know what is. Many thanks :D

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I'd like a key please.

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Master N's picture
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Well, Im really interested at seeing how well ESO is going to fair. So please, hit me up with one of those BETA KEYS.

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Beta key this way please! Can't wait to play this game!

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Beta Key this way please! :)

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Beta key this way please! :)

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Beta key please

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Hey id love a key so i can play online with my friend :P

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Dike's picture
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Always love the elder scrolls,A key would be nice,Thanks

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I'd love a key, if it's not too late!

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Did I miss it, did I miss it?!

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Wasted too much of my life on Skyrim... GIMME A KEY PLEASE! Many thanks.

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I would love a beta key thanks a bunch PCGamesN!

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Wicked! I would love a beta key Nick you babe!

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I love Elder Scrolls and I wouldn't mind a key :)

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Really hope I get a key I've Beta Tested so many games and I actually provide feedback unlike most people who just want to play for bragging rights or out of boredom.

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I would like a beta key, please!

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Id love a key :}

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I would like a key ;D

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Please gimme a key i need one soooooo bad have been waiting since announcement!!!!!!!! :P

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Key me please?

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GETINTHERE's picture
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I might be a bit late to the party but I would absolutely loooove a key. My favourite game series, of all time, period. Thank you x x x

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So I post here and a lovely guy named nick might give me a key?

Well isn't that nice!!

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dcfcgreeny's picture
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I love The Elder Scrolls but is The Elder Scrolls online worth it? only beta access will tell

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I would really like a beta key to try out the game and see if it stands up to the other elder scrolls games!

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Hey I would like a key please!

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would love a beta key please much appreciated and anticipated

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Interested to see if it will be good. Hoping for a beta code to find out

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I need one of these keys more than the Riverwood Trader needs their Golden Claw.

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Hello Mr Nick, please, please please can i have a key?? :)

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I would really love a key. Hope I get picked :D.

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Dear Nick

please please please can have a key!

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You know what I'm posting two comments 'cause I feel like it! :D

Love the Elder Scroll Series, played a demo of online at Eurogamer 2013 and was pumped to see the beta!!

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Omg! Free beta key, I would love to have one!! :D

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It'll be great if I get a beta key, thanks! :-)

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Hey Nick!

I'd love the chance to check out the Elder Scrolls Online Beta. If you give me a key I personally promise to find you THE fluffiest mammoth in all of Tamriel.

*(promises are subject to availability of fluffy mammoths, promises cannot be exchanged for unicorns but may be accepted for high fives)

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I NEED THAT BETA KEY!!!


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