Just as I expected, The Elder Scrolls Online is currently facing issues following its launch on the PS4 and Xbox One.
A lot of gamers who bought The Elder Scrolls Online have had issues signing into the game due to overwhelming demand on the servers. This is common for newly launched MMOs, but there’s more to the logging-in issue that many gamers are annoyed about.
Like previous Elder Scrolls titles, many users are reporting a number of bugs, crucial NPCs being MIA, being kicked for chat spamming without sending a single message, keyboards not working, and problems with the friend system. The issues have been brought up to Zenimax and they have acknowledged the problem by releasing this statement:
“Hey everyone. We’re working on getting this resolved as soon as possible. We’ll update you as soon as everything is up and running. Thanks for your patience!”
While many are waiting for permanent fix to the problem, a Zenimax admin issued a work around to some of the game’s issues:
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.” 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!”
Let’s hope that Zenimax will address the issues promptly. The Elder Scrolls Online has a lot of potential to be a successful MMO… don’t screw up Zenimax.