The long-awaited migration of the European Megaserver in Elder Scrolls Online is happening tomorrow the 30th of July and will begin at 8:00AM EDT (1:00PM BST) and is expected to last until 5:00PM EDT (10:00PM BST). So if you’re a player on that server you better plan something else to do during that time frame. Only the European server will be unavailable during the time; if you got your character on the North American server you won’t be affected and can game on as usual.
There won’t be any change to any characters or progress nor any patch to download. It is purely a physical location change of the servers to Frankfurt, Germany. Bethesda also said that it won’t be possible to move a character created on the North American Megaserver to the new European server, but the phrasing could hint a possibility for this in the future.
Moving everything to a new data center is a complex operation and is the reasoning for them to do the move during prime-time. “A server move like this involves a large amount of engineers and support staff in both Europe and North America that need to be awake and ready.”
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