Today marks the release of Bethesda’s Elder Scrolls Online Gold Edition. Gold at the Bethesda store is priced at $59.99 and gets you the base game plus 4 DLC packs. That DLC isn’t cheap either, because if you bought those 4 included packs separately they’d add up to 9,000 Crowns or at least $80 to purchase. You can also pick them all up in the “Guild and Glory” pack for $40. The good news is that there’s a 40% discount available for PC gamers – particularly those new to ESO.
GMG listed the new complete edition title today on their catalog for $49.99, which is $10 cheaper than what Bethesda is listing the Gold Edition for. On top of that GMG is offering a 20% discount to $39.99 (you must login to see the full 20% off, instead of the public 15% off discount). Add up the $20 in savings and you can get The Elder Scrolls Online Gold Edition 40% off on its release date.
The Gold Edition of The Elder Scrolls Online consists of the base game plus five DLC packs: Imperial City, Orsinium, Thieves Guild, Dark Brotherhood, and a Palomino Horse. As mentioned, buying each of these DLCs separately would add up to 9,000 crowns (in-game currency that costs real money and cannot be earned in-game). While existing ESO gamers can just pick up the “Guild and Glory” pack – new gamers to the ESO world will have to fork over a pretty penny if the GMG deal didn’t exist.
If you’re entering The Elder Scrolls Online for the first time, buying the Gold Edition is probably the best way to go for all the content at a $40 price tag. With the game having gone monthly-fee-free since last year, expansion looks to be the tried and true method to continue producing revenue on the title.