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

The Elder Scrolls Online giveaway

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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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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PCGamesN Dev's picture

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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PCGamesN Dev's picture

A man of few words. :)

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Oooh, hey Nick, Lumin here!

I'd absolutely love a key!

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

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fussytanuki's picture

Fantastic! I would love a beta key please!

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Really excited to see how this game turns out, being an ex-MMO player and an elder scrolls enthusiast!

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marrakoosh's picture

Sounds good to me - I'd like a beta key!

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DyanmixBoon's picture

I'd like a key please

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janxos's picture

Pls give me key :) the game is really great :)

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Lugdunon's picture

Since the latest patch I'd love to jump back into the game and see if it has improved. They've changed the 2 things I had a serious problem with, Sarting quests and combat. Hopefully its true they've sorted it.

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I'd like a key please! Real excited

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Would love one key!

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I would love a beta key please :)

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Really excited hope i get a beta key :X

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A key would be nice, thanks

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Malentor's picture

I would like a key as well. :)

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Asomate's picture

beta key please ^^

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Skylight's picture

I'd like a key as well, thanks. :)

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CopyrightedThoughts's picture

I'd love to give the Elder Scrolls another shot. I wasn't able to fully attend the last beta, so getting a key for this weekend's would be phenomenal!

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Kazan Tsunashi's picture

I'd love a key please :)

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Pozidriv's picture

Hey Nick! Bless me with a key please!

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CrateBoxer's picture

Ahhh I've been ridiculously jealous of my friends rubbing their beta keys in my face. I mean, they thought Morrowind was boring! To think that these heretics are roaming around Tamriel when I'm not is painful. Thanks for the giveaway!

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me me me, give me the key! :)

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I sure would love to give this game a try in beta! :D

So pick me plz :P

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I would like to play and test eso, pls key!

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FakeCity's picture

This is awesome! Yes please:D

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I'd like a beta key please!

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Sup, i would love some beta keys!! Abosolutely hooked on the game!!!!

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Would love a beta key, please! :)

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Konsentrert Zebra's picture

Good evening! I would very much love a beta key, please! :-)

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Cyberpunk's picture

Beta Keys are always nice :D

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Shock's picture

Looking forward towards the beta weekend and hope that I get a key!

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Alfar's picture

Brilliant! Is it April 4th yet?

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beta me!

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Bootyquake's picture

Yes, please and thank you!

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Super excited for the game! I can't wait to see the new combat changes in action!

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RodRackStack's picture

I am interested, and I am showing my interest!

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Jayster190's picture

WOULD ABSOLUTELY KILL FOR THIS KEY!

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JohnnyBoOh's picture

I've been looking for an MMo to play and this look amazing! I'd like to give this bad boy a shot!

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armandosks's picture

i wanna a key my nickname armandosks :)

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vaalix's picture

Greetings and salutations my'Lord.. I would very much like a key to participate in the village raiding and pillaging.

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Beta key here pls

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Key pls :)

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Yes please!

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Junioreehh's picture

Im really excited about the beta and i would really like a key nick!

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Fear_y0's picture

Heys, would love a chance to test out this weekend!

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Wantoner's picture

Thats the best news i heared this week.I will get one ,right?

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Nice seeing you on reddit. Would love a key for my friend :)

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