Server issues affecting The Elder Scrolls Online delayed the launch of high island and Update 34 on the North American PC Megaserver.
Originally scheduled to launch at 9:00 a.m. EDT, the update has been pushed back several times, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., then to 3:00 p.m., and now it sits at 5 p.m. (Update now pushed at 7 p.m.) after another overtime. ESO is no stranger to server stability issues, especially with the NA PC Megaserver. Although recent investigations and fixes after discovering issues with older hardware have also been resolved, along with some additional efforts.
After server instability and bugs affected the 2020 launch of the Greymoor chapter, the elder scrolls online the team is committed to doing better and improving infrastructure. black wood launched with its own issues, although eventually there were several advisories and updates on ongoing stability and performance work.
high island Expected to launch on PC and Mac today, and on consoles later this month. The EU PC megaserver is in place, so the problems, once again, are concentrated on the North American side. The team continued to work on server stability, but this big update ran into the database.
During extended downtime, Community Manager Gina Bruno detailed some of what the team is working to fix and why this attention is needed:
“As you may have seen in the maintenance banner above, we have just extended PC NA maintenance until 5:00 PM EDT. The database issues we investigated were causing issues such as guilds, mail or could even affect your ability to log in so this is our top priority to resolve, we will continue to update everyone in this thread.
You can track the maintenance and server status in this article at The Elder Scrolls Online.