Elder Scrolls Online console issues and fixes are kind of amazing

So yesterday wasn't the best launch as Elder Scrolls Online faced multiple issues on console but developer Zenimax is hard at work on a fix. Helpfully, all known console issues have been listed by the team on the ESO official forum with work arounds if you encounter them.

The problem we reported yesterday of Lyris Titanborn disappearing can be remedied by the good old fashioned log off, log on again technique. Also, bizarrely, tapping the Vita screen 5 times when you are playing on remote play will fix problems which is a bit like knowing which brick to tap to get into Diagon Alley...You can see the full list being addressed in future patches below.


• Other player characters will occasionally appear as black silhouettes while either fighting in large battles in Cyrodiil, or when jumping repeatedly within two wayshrines.

Combat & Gameplay

• Attempting to destroy an item and simultaneously clicking the Back option will result in loss of Y-axis functionality. Relogging will fix this issue.
• Holding the D-Pad in any direction during a loading screen will occasionally prevent you from moving your camera. Pressing the D-Pad again after loading will resolve this issue.
• You may encounter some invisible NPCs during your play. This will be fixed in our next incremental patch, but in the meantime, completely closing the game and/or rebooting your system should make them appear.

Quests & Zones

• You may encounter loading times up to two minutes when reviving at the wayshrine in Razak’s Wheel.
• Although rare, you may become stuck in place when interacting with the symbol of Arkay while on the Blood Matron quest. Relogging will fix this issue.


• Character names are currently displayed on all leaderboards instead of the appropriate PSN Online ID or Xbox Live gamertag.
• A UI error will occasionally be displayed when attempting to view the Guild History window.
• Pressing Select on the character selection screen will sometimes cause a UI error. This only affects those that have an Imperial Edition of the game.
• If you attempt to delete a character then cancel the delete, you will lose the ability to zoom or rotate your character at the Select Character and Character Creation screens. Relogging will fix this issue.
• If you ignore another player who is not online at that moment, or try to remove them from ignore while they’re not online, the action may not immediately occur. Simply viewing your ignore list will fix this issue.
• If you ignore another player who is on your friends list, they may become unignored the next time they log in. This is a rare case, and relogging will fix this issue.

PlayStation 4

• You may run into issues getting on your mount while in Remote Play. As a temporary workaround, quickly tap the Vita screen 5 times.
• The icon for new mail will still be displayed if you have chat or message restriction turned on. You will not actually receive mail; this is just a UI error.

Xbox One

•You cannot currently view the option to purchase an ESO Plus membership through the Xbox Marketplace. It can still be purchased by visiting the Crown Store in-game and pressing the right analog stick. You can read more details about this here.

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