The wait is nearly over.
By Alice Lynton on March 29, 2014 at 5:42 pm
The Elder Scrolls Online officially launches on April 4, with Early Access kicking off a few days earlier. In an FAQ covering details of the launch, developer Zenimax Online confirmed you won’t need to download the full client if you’ve already got the beta version.
If you have the beta installed, you should have noticed a new patch become available on Friday – that’s the full version, so go ahead and download and install it ready for lift off.
Unfortunately, no progress will carry over – just your account name – but you will receive a money vanity pet; check your in-game mail on launch day.
If you don’t have the beta client, but you have pre-ordered or pre-purchased, you can start downloading the client now; just log into your account and follow the prompts.
Just one last bit of useful intel: you’ll be able to log into both the North American and European megaservers at will, but once you’ve created a character on a server, it is locked to that region. You can have up to 16 characters – eight on each server.
Source: The Elder Scrolls Online