The Elsweyr Chapter and Update 22 base game patch are now available to test on the PTS! You can read the full patch notes here https://forums.elderscrollsonline.com/en/categories/pts
The maintenance is complete, and the PTS is now back online and patch 5.0.1 is available. You can find the latest patch notes here: https://forums.elderscrollsonline.com/en/discussion/470269/
Maintenance for the week of April 22:
• [COMPLETE] PlayStation®4: EU megaserver for maintenance – April 22, 14:30 UTC (10:30AM EDT) - 16:30 UTC (12:30PM EDT)
• PC/Mac: NA and EU for maintenance – April 24, 4:00AM EDT (8:00 UTC) – 8:00AM EDT (12:00 UTC)
• PlayStation®4: NA and EU megaservers for maintenance – April 24, 4:00AM EDT (8:00 UTC) – 8:00AM EDT (12:00 UTC)
• Xbox One: NA and EU megaservers for maintenance – April 24, 4:00AM EDT (8:00 UTC) – 12:00PM EDT (16:00 UTC)

New test server

SugaComa
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So with a fair few new MMOs coming out for PC this year is it time the developers started focussing on console as ESO has little to no competition in the way of other MMOs so maybe it's time for that console test server ?
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    As a console player, it's funny every time. I really don't think this is ever going to be a thing and I hope it isn't because PC players have better tools to test changes than consoles, and with the closed hardware and the console manufacturer verification processes it would be a slow, pointless exercise for people (like me) who really just want to play stuff early, not actually test anything...pretty sure a lot of the PC PTS players are the same way based on what gets through to live.
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  • Taleof2Cities
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    SugaComa wrote: »
    So with a fair few new MMOs coming out for PC this year is it time the developers started focussing on console as ESO has little to no competition in the way of other MMOs so maybe it's time for that console test server ?

    The idea is good ... but how high would it be on the ZOS priority list?

    Waiting for the next post in the thread to be from the devs:

    “It’s not currently in our plans.”
    "May you walk on warm sands."
    "First, I would ask that you look to the poor and the suffering around Cyrodiil. Look into their hearts, and then look into your own."
    "May Auri-El's light guide you in your darkest hours."

    North American (NA) PC Megaserver / Daggerfall Covenant (click to view):
    Vilerihala - Magicka Templar (Altmer ~ Dedicated Healer) ~ Màisalihna - Stamina Dragonknight (Bosmer) ~ Áhliaselia - Stamina Templar (Bosmer) ~ Thraccenia Vendicci - Stamina Sorcerer (Imperial) ~ Wenayastare - Magicka Dragonknight (Altmer) ~ Aráliavina - Stamina Nightblade (Bosmer) ~ Ysyna Rielle - Magicka Warden (Breton) ~ Rhusannah - Stamina Nightblade (Redguard) ~ Eirellonye - Magicka Nightblade (Altmer) ~ Lae'Suuriávia - Stamina Warden (Bosmer) ~ Dralora Savani - Magicka Sorcerer (Dunmer) ~ Billows-With-Incense - Magicka Warden (Argonian; Aldmeri Dominion) ~ Anísa'Vardaia - Health Dragonknight (Imperial; Aldmeri Dominion) ~ Vilinalara - Magicka Sorcerer (Altmer ~ Grand Master Crafter)
  • MLGProPlayer
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    Is there any console game that has a PTS?
  • Xvorg
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    Is there any console game that has a PTS?

    No, but ESO could justa take that niche. Testing changes in PTS is as funny as playing the official nerfcalypsis
    The biggest problem within this game is the lack imagination on its player base and its developers...
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    ― Our enemy was bold so we were bolder... our enemy was strong so we were stronger...

    ― Then, why did you lose?

    ― Our enemy was stupid...
    Get rid of poison on DKs...
  • coj901
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    Waste of Dev time
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    Not having a console myself, I dont know how prohibitive downloading whats essentially a 2nd copy of the game would be.

    I also dont know if ZOS would have to get approval from the consoles for every PTS change they make. On PC, they cycle between NA and EU regularly, and update new patches every couple weeks.
    Edited by VaranisArano on January 21, 2019 6:56PM
  • SugaComa
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    Is there any console game that has a PTS?

    Yes ... The division did one ... And the changes that were made cos of it were fantastic

    ... Granted it wasn't as regular as ESO PTS but it was one none the less think they ran it twice to test two big changes including the new darkzone areas

    It's entirely possible and I know there was another game that's did ..ESO just refuse to add one ... You would simply select it like you do now between NA and EU, just select PTS


    This may not be allowed but here is a link to prove it existed

    https://support.ubi.com/en-GB/Faqs/000027472/Accessing-PTS-on-Consoles-TCTD
    Edited by SugaComa on January 21, 2019 7:02PM
  • TequilaFire
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    Economically not feasible due to the way Live and PSN contracts/rules are structured.
    Why there are no test servers for any game, other than occasional game beta versions.
    My Imgakin beta monkey got lost in a load screen.
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  • SugaComa
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    Economically not feasible due to the way Live and PSN contracts/rules are structured.
    Why there are no test servers for any game, other than occasional game beta versions.

    Wrong wrong wrong ... See my post above
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    SugaComa wrote: »
    Economically not feasible due to the way Live and PSN contracts/rules are structured.
    Why there are no test servers for any game, other than occasional game beta versions.

    Wrong wrong wrong ... See my post above

    That was more of a closed invite only beta.
    My Imgakin beta monkey got lost in a load screen.
    Lupis Mortis EP Magplar
    Duke of Blood EP Stamplar


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    PC: @Tequilafire


  • SugaComa
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    Wasn't I was on it ... It was patched in and during the event I could choose at log in the PTS or live game it's time slots were limited in which you could play though ... But it has at least shown that if you care enough about your clientele you will make things like this happen instead of letting them be left behind and subject to the will of the testers on a platform that's not relevent to them
  • Ganjii_x
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    What sugacoma said is true the division did have a pts while live game was up during i think was the first year also pubg has a pts for Xbox too so it’s possible the problem being getting verification each time for a patch
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    SugaComa wrote: »
    Is there any console game that has a PTS?

    Yes ... The division did one ... And the changes that were made cos of it were fantastic

    ... Granted it wasn't as regular as ESO PTS but it was one none the less think they ran it twice to test two big changes including the new darkzone areas
    :smile:

    It's entirely possible and I know there was another game that's did ..ESO just refuse to add one ... You would simply select it like you do now between NA and EU, just select PTS


    This may not be allowed but here is a link to prove it existed

    https://support.ubi.com/en-GB/Faqs/000027472/Accessing-PTS-on-Consoles-TCTD

    I was curious about Ubisoft's implementation of a console PTS for their game, so thanks for the link.

    After investigating further, I found that only a limited number of console players were invited to access Ubi's console PTS, while all PC/Mac players could. Ubisoft said they had 'a limited number of keys' for console access, which suggests to me that MS and Sony impose a burden of some sort for offering a console PTS that does not exist for PC/Mac players.

    In other words... console PTS not feasible.

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