How To Get In On The Elder Scrolls: Blades Early Access And What Phones Are Compatible

One of Bethesda's most popular games franchises is The Elder Scrolls. What fans really want to know about in the franchise is that the sixth game that is in the works right now, but no details on that game have surfaced. Many fear that Bethesda will drop the ball with The Elder Scrolls as it did with Fallout 76, delivering only more disappointment. Fallout 76 has been so bad for gamers that Bethesda apologized for issues with the title and continues to work hard on the game. Fortunately, while fans are waiting for the next major release of The Elder Scrolls game to launch, Bethesda is readying a mobile game called The Elder Scrolls: Blades to tide us over.

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The catch is that the game is in early access right now and people were being chosen for early access in what appeared to be a random fashion initially. However, Bethesda has now announced that anyone with a Bethesda net account can gain access to the game. Bethesda notes it is looking at all the feedback players have given during the early access phase and will be "rebalancing the most difficult enemy in the game... the silver chest."

The time it takes to open chests that have better loot inside, specifically the silver chest, has been a source of contention for many. The silver chest takes about three hours to open, many mobile games force players to wait on things as a way to get them to come back frequently but Bethesda has been a bit extreme. Annoying gamers further is that only one of the better chests can be opened at once creating a bottleneck in gameplay.

A potential caveat to those wanting to gain early access, is that some players trying to get into the game are seeing a notice that their device isn't compatible. It's not completely clear what devices may or may not be compatible with The Elder Scrolls: Blades at this time, since we haven't seen an official list from Bethesda. However, here's a short list of what we believe to be compatible devices.

    • iPhone XS/iPhone XS Max/iPhone XR
    • iPhone X
    • iPhone 8 Plus
    • iPhone 8
    • iPhone 7 Plus
    • iPhone 7
    • iPad Pro
    • iPad
    • iPad Air
    • Galaxy S9
    • Galaxy S9+
    • Samsung Galaxy S8
    • Samsung Galaxy S8+
    • Pixel 2
    • Pixel 3
Word is you can play in both portrait and landscape mode as well. Check out Bethesda's Elder Scrolls Blades site for more info on the game. You can register for a Bethesda account here.