Today, Bethesda announced that its free-to-play collectible card game, The Elder Scrolls: Legends, which has been in beta on PC since last year, is finally officially launching today on the same platform.
In a press release, Bethesda writes the following:
“It’s been almost a year since we revealed The Elder Scrolls: Legends, and in that time we have built the game into a strong, fun experience for Elder Scrolls and strategy card game fans alike. The feedback we’ve received from the player community has been invaluable and we are endlessly grateful. We wouldn’t be where we are today without our amazing fans and we want to thank them for helping us grow during our closed beta.
And where are we today, exactly? We’re officially launching The Elder Scrolls: Legends! We’re pleased to announce that the PC version of Legends is now out of beta. Start the game today, play with friends, grow your collection, and begin your adventures across Tamriel.”
Bethesda notes that if you’ve been playing the game in beta, that nothing changes. As it had previously said, you keep all your cards and rewards you’ve earned.
Additionally, Bethesda also announced a roadmap for the game’s release on other platforms, revealing that the card game will hit iPad on March 23rd, Android Tablets sometime in April, Mac sometime in May, and Mobile phones sometime in early summer. Bethesda further confirmed that all your information and decks will carry over from one device to another.
The game developer and publisher also announced the game’s first major story campaign update: The Fall of the Dark Brotherhood. The expansion, which will arrive on April 5th, is a brand-new story that will feature new solo PvE content – more than 20 missions spread across three maps – as well as over 40 new cards. Those who pick up the expansion will also receive the Doom Wolf mount in The Elder Scrolls Online (PC/Mac only).
But that’s not the only expansion being cooked up, as later in the press release Bethesda mentions it has “even bigger things on the horizon.” These bigger things will come in the form of a big expansion that will arrive early this summer and come packed with a huge new set of cards, new mechanics and more. Bethesda has said more details will be shared at E3 2017.
In May, it has also been confirmed a variety of features, such as full Spectator mode, Twitch integration, and support for in-game tournaments with the all-new Gauntlet mode will be added. Gauntlets are limited-time, in-game tournaments where you create a deck out of the cards in your collection and compete against other players to reach the top of the Gauntlet leaderboard. The conditions, prizes, and length of the Gauntlets changes month-to-month. More details on May features will arrive in the “coming months.”
Bethesda concludes the post by talking about more of what is to come in 2017, as well as thanking the fans who have stuck by the game thus far:
“We have a whole host of new features and functionality in store for 2017, and we’ll continue with regular releases of new Stories and full card sets every few months throughout this year and beyond. With aggressive updates to the cards and the metagame, new Story campaigns, and upcoming expansions, we want Legends to constantly evolve and grow for new and existing players.
We started this letter off by thanking our fans, and it really is incredibly how far this game has come with their help. Everyone at Dire Wolf Digital and Bethesda love everything that people have done with the game, from community tournaments, fan-made cards, videos and so, so much more. It’s been an incredible first year and with everything we’ve got coming up, the next one is going to be even better as our Legends continue to grow!”