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TESO launches welcome back weekend with 80GB client

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You re too big to fit in here

The Elder Scrolls Online has relaunched with its new name – Tamriel Unlimited. We already knew about the new name and the new pricing structure, but now they want players to come back to Tamriel to see what’s new. However, this welcome back weekend might not really be accessible to all.

The welcome back weekend will run from 16-20 April and promises some new things:

We’re excited to share this experience with you, and we look forward to your feedback after you have played. There have been many advances to the game since launch, improved leveling, intro areas, combat, quests, crafting, crime systems, and much more! Don’t miss this opportunity to check out everything new.

So why did they send me this email a week in advance? Well, because of this part further down:

The client is approximately 80GB, so please begin your download as early as possible. You will need to download the entire game before attempting to play.

That is quite a large client, especially if you can’t play until it’s totally downloaded. I’m glad that they’re giving quite a bit of lead time on this, but it still feels rather excessive.

Oh well, at least the game is free to play once you’ve bought it. If it doesn’t download in time for the welcome back weekend, we can just play anytime, right? I doubt that I will jump back in on the game in its current form; the last time I played was in the Beta and it just didn’t do it for me. Obviously, it didn’t do it for most people considering that they had to drop the subscription model. However, it might be a bit more worthwhile on console, when it eventually releases there. Maybe.

Last Updated: April 9, 2015

36 Comments

  1. Kromas is drunk with power!

    April 9, 2015 at 08:15

    100mb connection at work. Just have to okay it with the boss. Yay for IT deps!

    Then again will I actually play it again is the question.

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  2. Admiral Chief

    April 9, 2015 at 08:17

    Nope, I’m rather downloading DX:HR directors cut

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    • Viking Of Science

      April 9, 2015 at 08:18

      Damnit Admiral, at this rate I’ll be doing the same… stahp

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      • Admiral Chief

        April 9, 2015 at 08:18

        YOU ASKED FOR THIS!!! YOU NEED THIS!

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        • Viking Of Science

          April 9, 2015 at 08:19

          I…need an adult?

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          • Admiral Chief

            April 9, 2015 at 08:20

            I am adult, and I EMPLORE you do play that game again!

          • Rock789

            April 9, 2015 at 08:21

            *implore *to πŸ˜‰ :p

            The hype is messing with you Admiral… Control the hype! πŸ˜‰

          • Admiral Chief

            April 9, 2015 at 08:22

            YOU CANNNNNNOOOOOOT STOP THE HYYYYYYPE!

            I haven’t felt this excited since….since……ARRRRDAMMIT I DUNNO

      • Rock789

        April 9, 2015 at 08:19

        You mean you aren’t already?!

        Admiral – Viking needs more work!!! Keep at it! πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚

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    • Rock789

      April 9, 2015 at 08:18

      Good man! πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚

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    • BacchusZA

      April 9, 2015 at 08:22

      I’m busy doing that this very moment. My connection is all “ZOMGWTAF!!111!!!” right now though, given I just finished the 60GB download for GTA V about an hour ago……

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      • Admiral Chief

        April 9, 2015 at 08:25

        LOOOL

        Yeah, I’m considering abusing my 6mb fibre at the office…

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        • BacchusZA

          April 9, 2015 at 08:33

          And next month it’s the Witcher 3 download to look forward to. Oy, but I am *not* liking this new digital distribution method very much right now, not when one game wipes out 60%+ of my cap for the month…….

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  3. Rock789

    April 9, 2015 at 08:18

    Nope nope nope… Sorry, but this ain’t Elder Scrolls – it’s an MMO in ES clothing. Nope! It only ever interested me thanks to the Elder Scrolls link. But since it was released and from everything I’ve seen of it? Nope!

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    • Captain JJ the flash noob

      April 9, 2015 at 08:32

      Yes. Exactly! I fully agree.
      This is not Elder Scrolls.

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    • Wyzak

      April 9, 2015 at 10:43

      Yep, MMO with a hint of elder scrolls, instead of elder scrolls with a hint of MMO. Give me skyrim with MP anyday.

      Reply

  4. RinceThis

    April 9, 2015 at 08:22

    I can honestly say that the header for this is the worst movie in existence.

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    • Brady miaau

      April 9, 2015 at 08:23

      what movie?

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    • Her Highness the Hipster

      April 9, 2015 at 08:35

      haha! at least you recognized The Sweetest Thing

      Reply

    • Captain JJ the flash noob

      April 9, 2015 at 08:36

      Then I’m proud to say I have no idea what movie this is.

      Reply

  5. Captain JJ the flash noob

    April 9, 2015 at 08:31

    Got my free weekend code this morning.
    Not even worth it if it was only a 10gig download.

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    • Admiral Chief

      April 9, 2015 at 08:33

      Deja vu…

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      • Captain JJ the flash noob

        April 9, 2015 at 08:35

        πŸ˜‰

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  6. Ottokie

    April 9, 2015 at 08:35

    Got the invite in my mail this morning…but damn 80 GB, the ISP will have my head for that O.o

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  7. Ranting Raptor

    April 9, 2015 at 08:35

    Genugtig

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    • Ottokie

      April 9, 2015 at 08:36

      Katastrofies

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      • Lord Chaos

        April 9, 2015 at 08:37

        Knowing how they screwed the pooch it’s more “kakastrofies”

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  8. Blood Emperor Trevor

    April 9, 2015 at 09:04

    Wow, that would take me more than a weekend to download heh.

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    • Captain JJ the flash noob

      April 9, 2015 at 09:05

      He’s alive!

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    • BacchusZA

      April 9, 2015 at 09:10

      The 60GB download for GTA V took me around 36 hours on a 10mb line, though I obviously didn’t get full line speed all the time. An extra 20gb for TESO? Eh, call it 48 hours or so, so *if* you were so inclined, you should be able to get it down in good time for the free weekend.

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  9. Hammersteyn

    April 9, 2015 at 09:08

    What is this? Star Citizen?

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  10. Matthew Holliday

    April 9, 2015 at 09:23

    80gb…
    so 14 nights worth of downloads for anyone with a 2mb uncapped line.
    more seeing as that will push your “acceptable usage” thresholds over the limits, so you’ll be getting throttled, 2 weeks worth of throttling and you wont be able to use the online part of the game, oh wait, thats all of it.

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    • Admiral Chief asked for this

      April 9, 2015 at 09:25

      Seems like they are protecting you

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    • Wyzak

      April 9, 2015 at 10:56

      and then you’ll be bored in less time than it took you to download the game πŸ™‚

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  11. Wyzak

    April 9, 2015 at 10:43

    3 spam emails received from them today, 1 even after I unsubscribed. They must be really desperate.

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    • Captain JJ the flash noob

      April 9, 2015 at 10:46

      Oh, I think you’re quite right. They do seem very desperate.

      Reply

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