Elder Scrolls Online next-gen upgrade release date set for June

Zenimax Online and Bethesda have revealed that the Elder Scrolls Online next-gen upgrade release date is set for June 8. Like a lot of PS5/Xbox Series X-enhanced games, you'll get the upgrade for free if you own or purchase a copy of the game on current-gen consoles.

You can expect the PS5 and Xbox Series X version of Elder Scrolls Online to feature enhanced lighting, reflections, textures, and sound, as well as a host of other additions like improved anti-aliasing, and upgraded ambient occlusion and SSGI. Load times have also been reduced by almost 50%.

You'll also have your choice of fidelity and performance modes, whether you prefer to go with the best-looking experience possible or the highest-possible frame rate. Fidelity mode boosts the resolution up to 4K while performance mode keeps you at a steady 60FPS for the smoothest gameplay experience. 

"Experience Tamriel like never before thanks to the power of the Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 with Console Enhanced, a new version of The Elder Scrolls Online that brings next-gen fidelity and performance, completely free for all ESO players," Bethesda says of the next-gen update. "Experience improved textures, reflections, shadows, draw distance, and more with this massive leap forward for the game on next-gen consoles."

Elder Scrolls Online's PS5 and Xbox Series X upgrade arrives on the same day as the MMO's next major expansion, titled Blackwood, which headlines the title's year-long Gates of Oblivion saga.

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Jordan Gerblick

After scoring a degree in English from ASU, I worked as a copy editor while freelancing for places like SFX Magazine, Screen Rant, Game Revolution, and MMORPG on the side. Now, as GamesRadar's west coast Staff Writer, I'm responsible for managing the site's western regional executive branch, AKA my apartment, and writing about whatever horror game I'm too afraid to finish.