Elder Scrolls Online servers down for 6 hours on Oct 28

By Alan Ng - Oct 28, 2015

We’re trying to think of another game which has been down as many times as Elder Scrolls Online has and we’re struggling to find a worthy competitor – seriously.

Elder Scrolls Online is down in Europe and North America on October 28 again as many players report that they cannot get into the Elder Scrolls Online servers right now.

Confirmation of the outage is below from Zenimax, revealing that NA and Europe regions are down at the same time which is unusual since we usually get separate TESO maintenance windows.


More importantly, for those wondering when the Elder Scrolls Servers will be back up after maintenance, a forum post states that it could last six hours.

The team are working on fixing bugs in the game, as well as upgrading their hardware to minimize future outages. They reiterate that all of the above is necessary in order to have a ‘healthy’ experience moving forward.

Six hours is a long time though for those hoping to have a gameplay session. Let us know your thoughts on this above and if you agree that the game goes offline far too much.

For fun: can you name any other games that can match TESO for frequent maintenance periods?

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Also See: ESO Dark Brotherhood patch notes for PC, PS4, Xbox One


  • Well at least they picked a non-peak slot. I would hope they do like most MMOs and give in game currency/items for extended and unannounced outages. I agree it sucks for folks with limited game time or content revolving around video games.

  • RichtertheDemon

    As someone who plays games like this for a career this is unacceptable. I love bethesda and zenimax but im constantly disappointed at their lack of follow through when it comes to proper release planning. Im not saying i’ll ever stop playing but, i wish they thought ahead more…

    • Real

      “As someone who plays games like this for a career this is unacceptable.” I am not knocking your career choice but, I have no sympathy for you. How you want to live your life and make your money is your choice 100% you cannot hold these companies accountable for this. They provide a game free of monthly subscriptions, they are continuously pumping updates and trying to keep up with our demands. They have planned ahead, further than you give them credit for. Gamers like you feel entitled, and have taken stuff like this too far.

      • fexxnl

        this game is not free i payed 69 euro’s for it and 20 euro’s for ps plus to play the dam thing.
        so its not free he has a good point .
        and it as being 12 hrs now that is outgrages,so there got to be a some kind of in game compensation for it.
        they make a lot of money whit games like this , so make a product thats ready whit minor adjusments ahead.
        But no $$$$$$$ comes first as always.