The Elder Scrolls Online's latest update, patch 2.00, is now live on PlayStation 4 -- and it's a big one. The update represents the next step in overhauling the game's performance, promising much better load times and frame rates across the board. Faster asset loading also means that your adventure through Tamriel should be a lot smoother in general.
But there's a bit of a catch in that the update requires a colossal 66.9GB download on Sony's system. This huge patch size is because the game's essentially replacing itself. Once it's done, the overall file size will be reduced, which is a good thing considering The Elder Scrolls Online has been sitting at around 100GB for as long as we can remember.
Oh, and once the download's complete and scheduled maintenance is over, you can grab a Crimson Torchbug pet for free through the in-game Crown Store. The bug will be available until the 24th March as a thank-you to players who have stuck around.
Are you still playing The Elder Scrolls Online? Put that PS4 in rest mode in the comments section below.
OK seriously, and I'm not even trying to be funny, when a patch reaches 67GB they shouldn't even be allowed to call it a patch, they should be legally forced to say "If you want all the improvements in the newest version of the game you need to download the complete version 2.0 of the game. Which will then overwrite your previous version of the game." I think that's how Libra Office works.
I guess i should say "for now". If a patch is 67GB in 5 years when all of our games are 800GB then 67GB will be a patch.
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I was considering getting back into this, maybe I’ll wait for this monstrosity of a patch first.
Ive had the disk for this sat on my shelf and i never got round to playing it. I really should give it a whirl
Have you tired any other MMO on ps4? Final fantasy?. I kind got bite by Black desert online
Are they going to actually add cinematic story to this now
@Ridwaano I did mate couldnt get into wow or ff14 just love eso
Well you should try black desert online on ps5. It need a ssd! A heavy game
I played a bit on PC and it seems decent, but so much of the game is stuck in the PS2 era it's not even funny. The enemy spawns, lack of stagger or abilities really pack a punch (not obvious numbers and status effect to obviously rinse and repeat) in combat (and it's still better than most MMO combat...), static world by comparison to regular ES. MMO's need to be reinvented from the ground up. Some of this was okay 20 years ago because gaming was still newer, but it's not 15-20 years ago, and they haven't done much to bring MMOs in line with the rest of gaming. I love the idea of an MMO, but I have yet to see one that actually plays as well as any other decent game around.
@QualityGeezer Completely agree. I play it daily.
@rjejr 67GB is ridiculous I agree. Only Bethesda have these huge patches. It's because they release half made game and just keep fixing it along the way. Terrible.
@djape The patch is not a "fix" sorta speak. It's a whole system file overhaul. It reduces the install size of the game by around 30GB (down from 100GB+ prior to the patch). Also, it improves zone loading times, textures and other QoL improvements. The game prior ran well and I had zero issues with it. Been playing since Morrowind expansion.
From the official website: "Once this update is complete, you will see major improvements to the game’s load time and the speed at which assets are loaded into the world.
Most notably, this change dramatically reduces the patch sizes for all future updates, and it results in a major reduction of space taken up by the client on your machine’s hard drive. Our console players will feel this improvement most strongly, and PC/Mac players also benefit from this change."
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@slampog I know you weren't replying to me, but since you were replying to the guy who was replying to me:
"It's a whole system file overhaul."
This sounds as much like a "patch" as Windows 10 is a patch to Windows 8.
It does sound like going forward the game will be the Windows 10 version, smaller quicker updates, but this really sounds like - "download the new version of the game, have it delete your old version after copying your settings". So, nto a patch. Or even an update. A new game.
@IonMagus Okay, tarzan.
Modern Warfare i thought it was 176GB with so many monetization its getting old fast.
After all that, I can't say I've noticed much of a difference to be honest.
Frame rate is OK, one loading screen (never used to see any) a couple of stutters in animation. I mainly PvE so be interesting to hear from the PvPers if they've seen any improvements?
Funniest thing was seeing update 2.00 being immediately updated by update 2.01 - doesn't seem to show on the main screen as that though.
@slampog what guilds u in
I play on the PS4 and can not find a download for the patch that is required. Could some one help me find it please? I am addicted to the game and cant go a day without playing. LOL
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