The Elder Scrolls: Blades has finally appeared on the App Store. This is not as exciting as it sounds because they aren’t just allowing anyone to play. Bethesda is “limiting access during the launch period”, which means if you are not on the list, you’re not getting in.

What is the list and how do I get on it?

To be eligible to play The Elder Scrolls: Blades in Early Access, you will need to do two things. The first thing is to create a Bethesda account, and the second is to sign up for Early Access here. Once you have done both steps, you will be on a waiting list of players waiting to get access.

It’s not clear how this list is sorted or how many players are currently playing, so don’t expect immediate access. Bethesda will only add more players when they are good and ready, so it looks like patience is the answer. Make sure you use a valid email address when signing up as Bethesda will let you know when it is time to play.

What devices are supported?

After following the link to request early access, they will ask you a question about what device you intend to play on. The list of devices is below, so be sure to check you are eligible before you apply.

• iPhone 6s and newer
• iPhone SE
• iPad Pro
• iPad Mini 4 and 5
• iPad Air 2 and 3
• Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+
• Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+
• Samsung Galaxy S10/S10+
• Samsung Galaxy Note 8
• Samsung Galaxy Note 9
• Google Pixel 2/2XL
• Google Pixel 3/3XL
• OnePlus 5 and newer
• Moto Z2 and newer
• Essential Phone
• HTC U11/U11+
• HTC U12+
• LG V30
• LG G7 One
• Xiaomi Mi 6
• Xiaomi Mi Mix 2
• Xperia XZ Premium
• Xperia XZ1
• Razer Phone
• ZTE Nubia Z17
• Nokia 8
• Sharp Aquos R
• Asus ZenFone 4 Pro
• Huawei P20/P20 Pro
• Huawei Mate 20 Pro
• OnePlus 6T

When can I play?

It is unclear how many players Bethesda needs to test The Elder Scrolls: Blades, but I would be optimistic if I were you. You can still sign up for access now, which means they want a large number of people. They are limiting their launch to avoid overloading and crashes, which is annoying but understandable.

If you haven’t signed up, remember to do so but don’t expect access today or even tomorrow. Just be patient and remember how many names will be on the list as well as your own.