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The Elder Scrolls Online Arrives on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S Today

Today is a big day for The Elder Scrolls Online as the Console Enhanced version arrives for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. This means that instead of the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S running a seven-year-old game, Bethesda has released a fancy-looking version with loads of visual and technical enhancements that take advantage of the hardware. The Elder Scrolls Online Console Enhanced brings 60FPS (finally), improved draw distance, textures and more.

Bethesda says that gamers will need around 90GB of free space in order to download the game and yes, while the developer confirmed to me a few weeks ago that the game would not be a separate download, it seems it actually is.

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The key changes in The Elder Scrolls Online Console Enhanced include the visuals modes. Players can now choose to play the game on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S in either Fidelity Mode or Performance Mode. Here is a breakdown of each mode:

Fidelity Mode (PS5 / XSX)

When running in Fidelity mode, the only difference between the Xbox Series S and the Series X and PS5 is the resolution.

  • Native 4k resolution
  • 30 FPS
  • Shadow settings at Ultra
  • Texture settings at High
  • Increased View Distance
  • Ambient Occlusion with LSAO and SSGI
  • Antialiasing with TAA
  • Planar Reflections at Medium
  • Circular Bokeh Depth of Field

Fidelity Mode (XSS)

  • Native 1440p resolution
  • 30 FPS
  • Shadow settings at Ultra
  • Texture settings at High
  • Increased View Distance
  • Ambient Occlusion with LSAO and SSGI
  • Antialiasing with TAA
  • Planar Reflections at Medium
  • Circular Bokeh Depth of Field

Performance Mode (PS5 / XSX)

Note that on the Series S, some additional visual settings were lowered to ensure a seamless experience at 60 FPS. In addition, when running in Performance Mode, the boost to reflections might vary on all platforms in water-heavy zones (such as Murkmire) or in areas where performance is most valued (such as in Cyrodiil or Trials).

  • Native 1440p resolution
  • 60 FPS
  • Shadow settings at Ultra
  • Texture settings at High
  • Increased View Distance
  • Ambient Occlusion with LSAO and SSGI
  • Antialiasing with TAA
  • Planar Reflections at Medium
  • Circular Bokeh Depth of Field

Performance Mode (XSS)

  • Native 1080p resolution
  • 60 FPS
  • Shadow settings at Medium
  • Texture settings at High
  • Standard View Distance
  • Ambient Occlusion with SSAO
  • Antialiasing with TAA
  • Planar Reflections turned off
  • Simple Depth of Field

 

Players can start their Elder Scrolls Online Console Enhanced download on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S starting at 13:00 SAT / 7 am EDT today. Bethesda says there’s no planned downtime for the game while the version rolls out.

Catch up on the launch trailer down below where you can see the fancy version in action and read more about the enhancements here.

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