Many ESO players are often finding themselves short on character slots - it's currently possible to have up to 18 of these slots on your ESO account, although some of these need to be purchased via the Crown Store in order to make use of them.
This means that if you have 18 characters and want to make a new one, then your only option is to delete one of your existing characters to make room.
For some players this isn't a problem as they simply don't have that many "alts", however some other players like to have many. For example, it's quite common for players to make three characters for each class - one for tank, one for DPS and one for healer, providing maximum class and role flexibility. It is only just possible to do this at the moment, with 6 playable classes in the game, and 18 character slots.
However with the new Arcanist class coming to ESO with the Necrom expansion, quite a few players will be wanting new character slots. If you're one of them, then there is some good news.
New Character Slots on the Horizon
Alongside the new class with Necrom, there will also be two new character slots available in ESO. One of these slots will be included with the Necrom chapter, unlocked immediately upon release if you purchased the chapter. The other one will have to be purchased separately from the Crown Store. This was announced on a recent Zenimax stream, as well as on Twitter.
This means that if you're currently full on characters, you will at least have room to create a new Arcanist character immediately when Necrom comes out.
Not everyone is happy with the number of character slots we'll be getting, however.
Why Are Some Players Unhappy with Character Slots?
As mentioned above, up to this point it's been normal for there to be three times more character slots than classes in ESO, allowing you to have a character for each role of each class.
However it appears that's no longer going to be the case once Necrom comes out - if you're already at the character limit, you won't have room to make an Arcanist tank, DPS and healer unless you delete one of your existing characters.
Some players on the ESO Forums found this to be a bit disappointing. There were also some players suggesting that it might be a better idea for ZOS to add a Class Change token, an idea that while convenient for some, would doubtless prove controversial and potentially ignite a fresh debate about monetization practices if it were to actually happen.
We hope you enjoyed this article about ESO Necrom. The Elder Scrolls Online is a massively multiplayer online game (MMO) developed by Zenimax Online Studios.