The Short-Lived Chaos that Engulfed the ESO Servers This Week

By Andrew | 10 Sep 2022 | Share
The Short-Lived Chaos that Engulfed the ESO Servers This Week

On Wednesday of this week, there was an incremental patch for the PC version of the Elder Scrolls Online. After the maintenance ended, players logging back into the game began to notice some very strange behavior from their game clients. 

It suddenly seemed that almost everything was broken in ESO, and Zenimax were quick to react...

What Happened to ESO This Week?

After the Wednesday incremental patch, a variety of issues were found by players on both the PC EU and PC NA megaservers. Players were finding that any progress they had earned, including experience points, quests and achievements were being reset whenever they changed zones. 

There were also more exploitable glitches happening, which we are okay to talk about now as everything has been fixed. It was possible for players to repeatedly claim daily login rewards by simply claiming them, teleporting to a different zone and then claiming them again, as the daily counter was apparently being reset every time they changed to a new zone. The same thing also applied to Endeavors.

Daily login rewards could be claimed infinitely for a brief timeDaily login rewards could be claimed infinitely for a brief timePerhaps surprisingly, any gains obtained by players as a result of this incident were not rolled back during the maintenance. However, Gina Bruno did say on the forums that individual cases where the situation was abused might be looked at, which could potentially mean warnings and bans for the worst offenders.

This strange version of Tamriel only lasted for about an hour, where time and space stopped making sense, only lasted for about an hour. Zenimax, tipped off by a forum thread, quickly took the servers down again and set about reversing a part of the incremental patch which apparently caused these issues. This extra maintenance lasted for several more hours, and afterwards everything was back to normal.

We hope you enjoyed this article about ESO. The Elder Scrolls Online is a massively multiplayer online game (MMO) developed by Zenimax Online Studios.
Hefty price tag for a new costume in the Wraithtide Crown Crate Season in The Elder Scrolls Online
Hefty price tag for a new costume in the Wraithtide Crown Crate Season in The Elder Scrolls Online
The Stillrise Ritecalled costume is placed in the apex rewards and costs 400 crown gems, is it worth it?
How ESO Players Can Earn the Firesong DLC for Free
How ESO Players Can Earn the Firesong DLC for Free
During the Heroes of High Isle event in the Elder Scrolls Online, players have the chance to get the Firesong DLC for free.
ESO added three new skins, but they are only available through Crown Crates
ESO added three new skins, but they are only available through Crown Crates
Magmaheart, Brineglow and Shallowbay Nereid are new obtainable skins in ESO.
There is a new Skeleton Polymorph in the new Wraithtide Crown Crates in ESO
There is a new Skeleton Polymorph in the new Wraithtide Crown Crates in ESO
You can finally obtain a new Skeleton Polymorph in ESO, there is just one small problem.

Discord - Privacy Policy - Manage Cookie Settings - Impressum - Terms of use - Advertise - Disclaimer

ESO-Hub is neither directly nor indirectly related to Bethesda Softworks, ZeniMax Online Studios, nor parent company ZeniMax Media, in any way, shape, or form.

The Elder Scrolls® Online developed by ZeniMax Online Studios LLC, a ZeniMax Media company. ZeniMax, The Elder Scrolls, ESO, Bethesda, Bethesda Softworks and related logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of ZeniMax Media Inc. in the US and/or other countries. All Rights Reserved.