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The game's launcher with the Public Test Server installed.

The Public Test Server, commonly abbreviated as the PTS, is a feature available to The Elder Scrolls Online players on PC/Mac through the game's launcher. ZeniMax Online Studios uses the server as a testing platform for expansions to the game prior to official release. The content within certain add-ons may be under a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) while the PTS is live.

AccessEdit

To access the Public Test Server, click the Settings icon on the top-right corner of the launcher, check the box that says, "Show Public Test Environment," and click "Apply." The PTS will have to be downloaded separately from the base game; this will effectively double the amount of space that official materials related to The Elder Scrolls Online takes up one one's hard drive.

Once the PTS has been installed, a copy of one's character will be added to the PTS files (ZeniMax periodically updates these as more patches are released). The original character will be unaffected by any changes in the PTS world, and vice versa, so the PTS can be uninstalled at any time without reversing progress in the actual game.

ReleasesEdit

The following table records the release date of new content or fixes to the game as it appears on the Public Test Server; it does not document the dates of the full releases or final patch notes. For that information, see here.

PTS Release Date PTS Content and Adjustments* PTS Patch Notes
2 June 2014 Crypt of Hearts dungeon, gameplay and quest fixes PTS Patch Notes v1.2.0
6 June 2014 Gameplay, quest, and itemization fixes PTS Patch Notes v1.2.1
16 June 2014 Combat, gameplay, skill line, and itemization fixes, quest and dungeon blockers PTS Patch Notes v1.2.2
8 July 2014 Dye Stations, guild and Cyrodiil campaign features, quest, combat, art, and audio fixes PTS Patch Notes v1.3.0
21 July 2014 Combat, quest, and Veteran Dungeon fixes PTS Patch Notes v1.3.1
29 July 2014 Gameplay, dungeon, and quest fixes PTS Patch Notes v1.3.2
19 August 2014 Craglorn Adventure Zone, Sanctum Ophidia Trial, and Dragonstar Arena, gameplay, art, itemization, quest, UI, and Alliance War fixes PTS Patch Notes v1.4.0
27 August 2014 Gameplay, itemization, dungeon, Craglorn, and Trial fixes PTS Patch Notes v1.4.1
2 September 2014 Combat, gameplay, crafting, dungeon, itemization, and quest fixes PTS Patch Notes v1.4.2
13 October 2014 Veteran City of Ash, and Veteran Rank, crafting, Chat, combat, gameplay, dungeon, and quest fixes PTS Patch Notes v1.5
20 October 2014 Werewolf, item set, Crafting Motif, and quest fixes PTS Patch Notes v1.5.1
26 January 2015 Justice System, Champion System, and Provisioning, Collections UI, combat animations, and Trial leaderboard fixes PTS Patch Notes v1.6
3 February 2015 Animation, skill, and Justice System fixes PTS Patch Notes v1.6.1
10 February 2015 Skill and Justice System fixes PTS Patch Notes v1.6.2
17 February 2015 Alliance War, art, animation, audio, combat, gameplay, Crown Store, dungeon, itemization, Justice System, quest, and UI fixes PTS Patch Notes v1.6.3
20 February 2015 Gameplay, UI, and Crown Store fixes PTS Patch Notes v1.6.4
13 March 2015 The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited PTS Patch Notes v2.0
27 July 2015 The Elder Scrolls Online: Imperial City PTS Patch Notes v2.1
11 August 2015 Imperial City, gameplay, itemization, Imperial City, dungeon, and Tel Var Stone fixes PTS Patch Notes v2.1.1
17 August 2015 Imperial City, dungeon, and skill fixes PTS Patch Notes v2.1.2
26 August 2015 Imperial City, gameplay, itemization, and dungeon fixes PTS Patch Notes v2.1.3
5 October 2015 The Elder Scrolls Online: Orsinium PTS Patch Notes v2.2.0
Orsinium Launch Details & New Video
12 October 2015 Orsinium, Wrothgar, Maelstrom Arena, Old Orsinium, gameplay, crafting, itemization, and UI fixes PTS Patch Notes v2.2.1
19 October 2015 Orsinium, Wrothgar, Orsinium quests, Maelstrom Arena, crafting, Champion Point, gameplay, and UI fixes PTS Patch Notes v2.2.2
26 October 2015 Orsinium, Wrothgar, Maelstrom Arena, gameplay, and UI fixes PTS Patch Notes v2.2.3
3 February 2016 The Elder Scrolls Online: Thieves Guild PTS Patch Notes v2.3.0
Thieves Guild Launch Details & New Video
9 February 2016 Thieves Guild, Maw of Lorkhaj Trial, Orsinium, Imperial City, combat, gameplay, itemization, and UI fixes PTS Patch Notes v2.3.1
16 February 2016 Thieves Guild, art, itemization, quest, combat, gameplay, and UI fixes PTS Patch Notes v2.3.2
22 February 2016 Thieves Guild, quest, art, gameplay, Maw of Lorkhaj, combat, itemization, and UI fixes PTS Patch Notes v2.3.3
29 February 2016 Thieves Guild, quest, itemization, Maw of Lorkhaj, combat, and UI fixes PTS Patch Notes v2.3.4
25 April 2016 The Elder Scrolls Online: Dark Brotherhood PTS Patch Notes v2.4.0
Dark Brotherhood: Launch Details
2 May 2016 Dark Brotherhood, poison-making, skill, and item set fixes PTS Patch Notes v2.4.1
9 May 2016 Dark Brotherhood, skill, item set, and poison-making fixes PTS Patch Notes v2.4.2
16 May 2016 Dark Brotherhood, quest, skill, animation, gameplay, itemization, and UI fixes PTS Patch Notes v2.4.3
23 May 2016 Dark Brotherhood, skill line, and itemization fixes PTS Patch Notes v2.4.4
26 June 2016 The Elder Scrolls Online: Shadows of the Hist PTS Patch Notes v2.5.0
4 July 2016 Shadows of the Hist, quest, itemization, crafting, and item set fixes PTS Patch Notes v2.5.1
11 July 2016 Shadows of the Hist, skill, and item fixes PTS Patch Notes v2.5.2
18 July 2016 Shadows of the Hist, gameplay, itemization, Trial, and UI fixes PTS Patch Notes v2.5.3
25 July 2016 Dark Brotherhood, Thieves Guild, and gameplay fixes PTS Patch Notes v2.5.4
31 August 2016 One Tamriel, dueling, and Weapon Ultimates, and Craglorn, Veteran Dungeon, Undaunted Pledge, boss, itemization, Monster Mask, and Champion Point fixes PTS Patch Notes v2.6.0
12 September 2016 One Tamriel, dueling, Weapon Ultimates, and itemization fixes PTS Patch Notes v2.6.1
19 September 2016 Crown Crates and New Life Festival, and itemization, dungeon, Craglorn, Weapon Ultimates, and player movement fixes PTS Patch Notes v2.6.2
26 September 2016 Itemization, gameplay, client stability, and Crown Crate fixes PTS Patch Notes v2.6.3
3 January 2017 The Elder Scrolls Online: Homestead PTS Patch Notes v2.7.0 (Homestead)
9 January 2017 Player housing, class, and combat fixes PTS Patch Notes v2.7.1
16 January 2017 Class, item set, skill line, player housing, furnishing, editor, and furnishing crafting fixes PTS Patch Notes v2.7.2
23 January 2017 Combat, player housing, and grouping fixes PTS Patch Notes v2.7.3
30 January 2017 Player housing, art, animation, combat, gameplay, crafting, economy, Crown Store, itemization, exploration, and UI fixes PTS Patch Notes v2.7.4
17 April 2017 The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind PTS Patch Notes v3.0.0
24 April 2017 Online: Morrowind, battlegrounds gamemodes Capture the Flag and Team Deathmatch, battlegrounds medals, and quest, furnishing, Halls of Fabrication, and Warden fixes PTS Patch Notes v3.0.1
1 May 2017 Online: Morrowind music and voiceovers, battlegrounds medals, quests, Halls of Fabrication, Warden, Nightblade, Sorcerer, and Templar fixes PTS Patch Notes v3.0.2
8 May 2017 Online: Morrowind, quest, itemization, battlegrounds, Halls of Fabrication, class, and group fixes PTS Patch Notes v3.0.3
15 May 2017 Online: Morrowind, combat, skill, quest, battlegrounds, and Halls of Fabrication fixes PTS Patch Notes v3.0.4
10 July 2017 The Elder Scrolls Online: Horns of the Reach PTS Patch Notes v3.1.0
17 July 2017 Horns of the Reach, dungeon, player housing, furnishing, and gameplay fixes PTS Patch Notes v3.1.1
24 July 2017 Horns of the Reach, combat, itemization, furnishing, Witches' Festival, and battlegrounds fixes PTS Patch Notes v3.1.2
31 July 2017 Horns of the Reach, Thieves Guild, dungeon, player housing, quest, and UI fixes PTS Patch Notes v3.1.3
7 August 2017 Horns of the Reach, Imperial City, dungeon, player housing, furnishing, and itemization fixes PTS Patch Notes v3.1.4
18 September 2017 The Elder Scrolls Online: Clockwork City PTS Patch Notes v3.2.0 (Clockwork City)
25 September 2017 Clockwork City, quest, audio, player housing, furnishing, Trial Asylum Sanctorium, and Transmute Crystal fixes PTS Patch Notes v3.2.1
2 October 2017 Clockwork City, combat, itemization, Transmute Crystal, and grouping fixes PTS Patch Notes v3.2.2
9 October 2017 Clockwork City, transmutation, combat, skill, and item set fixes PTS Patch Notes v3.2.3
16 October 2017 Clockwork City, combat, and dungeon fixes PTS Patch Notes v3.2.4
8 January 2018 The Elder Scrolls Online: Dragon Bones PTS Patch Notes v3.3.0
15 January 2018 Dragon Bones, combat, outfit system, player housing, furnishing, and Cyrodiil fixes PTS Patch Notes v3.3.1
21 January 2018 Dragon Bones, Dark Brotherhood, Online: Morrowind, Clockwork City, combat, itemization, and loading screen fixes PTS Patch Notes v3.3.2
29 January 2018 Dragon Bones, combat, skill, and UI fixes PTS Patch Notes v3.3.3
5 February 2018 Dragon Bones, Scalecaller Peak, combat, itemization, player housing, UI, and Cyrodiil fixes PTS Patch Notes v3.3.4
16 April 2018 The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset PTS Patch Notes v4.0.0
ESO: Summerset is Coming to the PTS!
23 April 2018 Summerset, Daily Login Reward System, item storage, jewelry crafting, skill lines, and quest fixes PTS Patch Notes v4.0.1
30 April 2018 Summerset, Online: Morrowind, Thieves Guild, and Undaunted Outfit Styles, and trial, combat, quest, and general content fixes PTS Patch Notes v4.0.2
7 May 2018 Summerset, Imperial City, Online: Morrowind, Orsinium, and Crafting Motif 62: Pyandonean, and trial, jewelry, skill, and item set fixes PTS Patch Notes v4.0.3
14 May 2018 Summerset, Dragon Bones, Online: Morrowind, and Summerset music, and quest, trial, skill, item set, and gameplay fixes PTS Patch Notes v4.0.4
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* Listed topics may not cover all changes. See linked patch notes for full details.

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