The Elder Scrolls: Blades is a game which can be incredibly tough to make progress in. In true free to play style, Bethesda has ensured the game is playable for free, but difficult.

If you want to progress through the game quickly and not worry about running low on materials or being underpowered, this is the guide for you.

Here you'll get the essential information you need on progressing through the game for free, and what tasks you should undertake to ensure you keep making moves forward and never stagnate.

For more tips on The Elder Scrolls: Blades, make sure to take a look at our Ultimate Guide.

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The Elder Scrolls: Blades is a mobile game. I know, sorry to break the bad news to you, but it is, and therefore many of the typical mobile trappings are in place in order to coerce you into investing in microtransactions.

Wait timers and more surround the game, waiting for you to plough your real world cash into, but of course, part of the challenge of the game is being able to play through without investing, right?

As a result, one of the best ways to make progress is to simply log in daily - or even multiple times a day - in order to get the materials and gear you need to keep progressing.

One of the most obvious ways to do this is by opening chests, as you should know from our chest guide. Since then, Silver chests have been reduced to opening every hour instead of every three hours, meaning you can get through your supply of chests much faster than before.

If you have a stack of Silver chests, that means you can easily stock up on essential materials, gear and gems by logging in hourly and opening them up, and of course leaving bigger chests to cook overnight.

This is an obvious way to make progress, but there are several other ways in the game which will help you get further and stronger as fast as possible.