The Elder Scrolls Online entered a new era today, rolling out an update that will transform the game from a subscription-based service to a buy-to-play game.
The 1.6.5 updates adds a new Justice system, a Champion system for high level character improvement, a cash shop and much, much more. It clears the way for ESO to drop its mandatory subscription model and become The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited on March 17. The console versions of the game, out June 9 on PS4 and Xbox One, will also be based on the 1.6 update.
Although the cash shop, known as the Crown Store, has been added to the game in this update, purchases from there are disabled until the big changeover March 17. Oh, and set aside a little time if you’ve got slow internet, the update is between 20 and 25 GB.
The update comes with a novella-length set of patch notes. There are way too many to list here, but you can read the full thing at the official Elder Scrolls Online site.