Create an Account to Play the Elder Scrolls Online Game on Mac or PC
Edited by Grimm, Alexander Avdeev, Eng, Doug Collins
You're watching VisiHow! In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to create an account to play the Elder Scrolls Online game on the Mac or PC.
To get started, we need to open a web browser.
On Mac computers, we move the mouse cursor down to Google Chrome. Normally, Safari is used; but we need to make sure that everything works on different browsers, as there are incompatibilities in different browsers. Google Chrome is guaranteed to work with Elder Scrolls Online. If we prefer to use Firefox, Safari, Opera, or another browser, we simply click the browser of our choice and follow the instructions.
What we need to do now is to find the area where the page says, "CREATE AN ACCOUNT" or "CREATE ACCOUNT".
One button is at the top next to the picture with the plus sign, and the other is below it. They both do the same thing, so we are going to click the golden-brown "CREATE ACCOUNT" button. Once we click the "CREATE ACCOUNT" button, we'll be taken to the account creation page. As this information is private, some information is blurred or blocked out in this tutorial. It is encouraged not to share our information or log-in details with other people. We have to make sure to keep our information private as we create our own account.
We are going to start with "DATE OF BIRTH".
We click and select the year, month, and day.
Once we've entered the date of birth, we are going to click on the "UserID" field.
The user ID is specific to our account and unique. Let's click "UserID" now.
We need to type our user ID.
When we've typed in the desired user ID, we are going to click "CHECK AVAILABILITY". For the purposes of this tutorial, we are going to type a user ID that is not available, "Wergild".
Now, we are going to click "CHECK AVAILABILITY".
The user ID will not be available. There is also the indication below that reads "Not available". We'll be given different variants from which we can choose.
If we like, we can click the actual user name.
Then, we can type a new user name.
Now, we type in the user name that is hopefully not used. Let's type "Joseph".
We click "CHECK AVAILABILITY".
The user ID is not available.
Let's click the user ID and type "HJBuell".
We click "CHECK AVAILABILITY".
Once we've successfully chosen a user name that is not taken by another user, we'll see that it is listed as "AVAILABLE".
Then, we can scroll down and continue entering our information.
We'll need to enter our first name, last name, email address with the confirmation, password with the confirmation, and a security question and answer.
Let's start with "First Name" by clicking it.
When we reach the password field, note that we'll be asked to create a strong password that cannot be easily hacked or guessed.
The password should be similar to or the same as our user ID. Once we've entered the password, we'll have the indication whether the password is strong or weak. Our password should be strong. A good way to choose a strong password is mixing letters and numbers. Some people simply take their phone numbers and use the numbers or the letters that appear on the keypad to create their passwords.
We'll enter our security question and answer.
If we click the drop-down menu button under "SECURITY QUESTION", we'll see a number of different questions that we can choose. "Where did you live?" "What is your dream job?" etc. In this case, we're going to choose our favorite author.
In this video, we type "HJBuell".
Finally, we scroll down to "TERMS OF SERVICE".
We can click in the "TERMS OF SERVICE" text box to scroll down and read through the Terms of Service.
It is a significant amount of reading, and we need to read it all before we play the game.
In this video, we're going to click that we've read the Terms of Service.
If we agree with all that we have read, we click that we agree to the Terms of Service.
Optionally, we click that we are going to sign up for updates on products, news, and other special offers.
We do not have to sign up for them.
Let's scroll down a little more.
Now, we have to answer whether we are human.
In this video, we type the numbers that we see. 3, 2, and 7.
Let's click on "CREATE ACCOUNT" now.
We'll be given the indication about a sent email message. We'll have to check our email box.
Our browser might ask us if we want to save our password.
We can click "Save password".
Now, we should check our email messages.
In this case, the email box has been checked on another device. In the event we do not find the email message immediately, we have to make sure to check again later or click the resend link.
If we do not receive the email message, click "Click here if you wish us to resend you a confirmation email." to resend the confirmation email message.
When we click the resend link option, we'll be back to the main page at http://account.elderscrollsonline.com/login
. In the video, we've checked and received the update email message, which did take a moment but did not take long.
When we are ready, we simply click "ACTIVATE ACCOUNT" or click the link from the email message.
Once we've clicked the link, our account will be activated.
If we come to the log-in page after clicking the resend link, we can simply refresh the page by clicking the refresh button in the browser.
We will be given the option to sign in.
We are going to check "KEEP ME SIGNED IN".
If we close and reopen the page in our browser, we will be automatically logged in.
Make sure we enter our user name not the email address.
After we enter our user name, we have to enter our password.
After that, check the "KEEP ME SIGNED IN" box if we want to stay signed in.
We are going to go ahead and click on "SIGN IN".
This will sign us into the Elder Scrolls Online account for the first time. We will see all of the user information, our user ID, our account information, preferences, security questions, and the ability to redeem codes.
We can also scroll down and change our email preferences, passwords, or security questions as we like.
This concludes our tutorial on how to sign up for Elder Scrolls Online to create an account so that you can play the game. If you have questions, comments, or suggestions, please leave them in the section below.
Video: Create an Account to Play the Elder Scrolls Online Game on Mac or PC
Macintosh | Windows | Gaming
Recent edits by: Eng, Alexander Avdeev, Grimm