Fans of very questionably monetised RPGs rejoice! Early access for Elder Scrolls: Blades has finally arrived for those lucky/unlucky enough to get an invite.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the current version has proved to be rather divisive. What Blades boils down to is a fairly straightforward dungeon-crawler with a smattering of town management thrown in for good measure.

Truth be told, it's very light on some of the things Elder Scrolls fans might have been expecting – namely story and exploration.

Though despite Blades outwardly appearing quite basic, there are still plenty of ways for new players to mess things up for themselves. So from general combat tips and the long-term planning of your town to how to avoid hitting any nasty paywalls, here are the 5 things you need to know before getting started in Elder Scrolls: Blades.

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