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Elder Scrolls Online update: Bethesda to send out beta invites later this month

Bethesda has recently taken the time to answer a few of the most commonly asked questions centered around their new MMOG, including the most burning of them all: when the beta invites will start being sent out.

Bethesda has recently taken the time to compile a basic FAQ concerning the Elder Scrolls Online Beta, answering some of the most commonly asked questions about the highly anticipated beta test.

The questions themselves are very general and formulate a basic FAQ with essential information such as "How do I Sign Up?" and "How long is the Beta?" Bethsoft started the Q&A session with the following:

"The Elder Scrolls Online beta is approaching, and we have more details for you about the program, how it works, and when it starts. Read on for new beta information.
Our first invites are going out this month. We know many of you have questions about the program, so we’ve put together this article to give you some answers and help prepare you to beta test ESO. Thank you for all your enthusiasm about testing, and we look forward to seeing you in the game."

Below you can see some of the more important information contained in the Elder Scrolls Online Beta FAQ:

How long are beta events and when are they held?
At first, beta events will generally be held on the weekends, and each test will have limited windows of access to the game. You’ll receive your invitation in advance so you can make time to participate. While there will only be a few events per month early on, they will be held more frequently as we approach launch. As we progress through testing, we’ll also begin scheduling longer tests that allow testers to provide more detailed feedback on topics like progression.
How many testers will be invited?
We’re starting with smaller groups of focused testers during March and April. However, as we approach launch, beta events will get bigger. Our AvA tests will likely require thousands of participants, and stress tests will be even larger!
Can I be invited to multiple beta events?
Yes, it’s possible to be selected for multiple beta events. However, an invitation to one beta event does not guarantee that you’ll be invited to additional events. When you receive an invitation, it will be for a specific beta event.

Just about every gamer who has experienced Bethsoft's award-winning fantasy series is excited for the Elder Scrolls Online for many reasons, and ESO has been named the "Most Anticipated MMOG of 2013" by many gaming outlets including IGN.

In ESO, gamers finally get the chance to join their friends in the virtual magic-infused land of Tamriel, forging legendary battles against enemy factions and embarking on epic quests to save the world from certain doom.

Anticipation for the beta has been building for months now, and gamers across the world are eager to experience what Bethesda has in store with ESO. We may see more information once the first invites are sent out–depending on Bethsoft stance on upholding an embargo on the gameplay info–but it will be interesting to see how the developers take what was always a distinct one-player experience and mold it into a communal, global adventure.

In case you've missed it, check out Bethesda's official Alliances trailer for some amazing cinematic scenes!

Via The Elder Scrolls Online

Derek Strickland
Derek is an avid fan of gaming and everything geeky, and is compelled to make his mark in the field of games journalism. When he's not gaming on a console (everything from SNES to X360) you can find him reading about ancient civilizations or enjoying a fantasy epic or two.

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