Trouble in Tamriel: Elder Scrolls Online console server issues

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The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited was released on consoles yesterday, and like every other game that relies on servers, has been hit with launch day woes. Players are finding they’re unable to save the world of Tamriel, unable to beat the launch day first level boss: The login screen.

Yesterday, many North American players were unable to log in, prompting Bethesda to suggest logging in to the EU megaserver instead. That, however, has caused the European servers to struggle too – leaving many unable to play the game.

Bethesda is aware of the issues, leaving this bit of wisdom for fans trying to play:

“We are aware that some of you are still seeing the following error message when attempting to login to the game: “Login Error: An unexpected error has occurred,” Assistant Community Manager, Gina Bruno said on the game’s forums. “This error message is due to the overwhelming demand for ESOTU and the high volume of traffic currently hitting our login servers.

“We understand this is frustrating, but we encourage you to continue to try logging in until you reach a screen stating that you’ve been placed into a queue. Once you’re in the queue, please do not leave the queue, close the game client, or otherwise navigate away from this screen.

“We’re working to get you into Tamriel as quickly as we can. Thanks for your continued patience and support!

We’ve joked a lot about The Elder Scrolls Online and how it’s a bit pants – but you have to look at it as an MMO set in the Elder Scrolls universe, and not Skyrim with MMO sensibilities, and you’re bound to have a better time with the game. Since release, there have been numerous changes to how the game works – not least of all its loss of a monthly subscription – that are keeping people happy to quest around Tamriel. Provided they can log in, of course.

Last Updated: June 10, 2015

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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