The Nintendo Switch port of The Elder Scrolls: Blades, which was due out in Autumn 2019, is now delayed until early 2020.

The announcement was made during Bethesda’s most recent Blades Town Hall bulletin, which highlights upcoming changes and updates for the mobile versions of Blades.

Bethesda say that the reason for the delay is so that the company can “deliver the polished gameplay [the] fans deserve.”

For those playing Blades on mobile, you’ve got some good features coming your way in the upcoming 1.5 update, including the fact that chests will no longer have timers.

When you open a chest, it’ll now open immediately, meaning you don’t have to wait 24 hours to see what sort of sword you’ve managed to get.

Blades is also getting a major loot overhaul, with enemies dropping larger amounts of loot. Jobs will now have a boss for players to defeat that’ll net them some hefty rewards.

PvP will be introduced to the game with update 1.5. All players at level 5 or above can now take on both their friends and complete strangers around the world in the PvP Arena in the name of victory! PvP will also support crossplay between the mobile and Nintendo Switch versions of Blades.

Bethesda’s portable dungeon crawler is currently only available on Android and iOS. There’s a PlayStation 4 port reportedly planned for the end of this year, although there’s been little to no news on that front, and the game’s Nintendo Switch port has now been delayed.

Bethesda also wish to bring The Elder Scrolls: Blades to PC, but it won’t be available to desktop users for a long while yet.

Update 1.5 will release for mobile players in early December. You can pick up Blades for free on the Apple App Store here and on the Google Play Store here.

Below is the current comprehensive list of mobile devices that can play Blades. If your device is listed but your phone’s app store says it’s unavailable, it may be because you’re using something such as an unsupported Pro model, because you’re in a non-supported region, you’re using a jailbroken device, or your OS may just be out of date.

  • Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe (ZS570KL)
  • Asus ZenFone 4 Pro
  • Asus ZenFone AR
  • Asus ZenFone AR (ZS571KL)
  • Asus ZenFone Ares (ZS572KL)
  • Asus ZenFone V
  • BlackBerry DTEK60
  • Essential Phone
  • Google Pixel
  • Google Pixel 2/2XL
  • Google Pixel 3/3XL
  • Google Pixel XL
  • HTC U Ultra
  • HTC U11/U11+ (HTC U11 “Life” is not supported)
  • HTC U12+
  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro
  • Huawei P20/P20 Pro
  • iPad Air 2 and 3
  • iPad Mini 4 and 5
  • iPad Pro
  • iPhone 6s and newer
  • iPhone SE
  • Leeco Le Max2
  • Leeco LePro3
  • LG G7 One
  • LG V30
  • LGE LG G5
  • LGE LG G6
  • LGE LG Q9
  • LGE V20
  • LGE V20 PRO
  • Moto Z2 Force, Moto Z3 (Moto Z2 Play, Moto Z3 Play are not supported)
  • Motorola Moto Z
  • Nokia 8
  • OnePlus 5 and newer
  • OnePlus 6T
  • OnePlus OnePlus3
  • OnePlus OnePlus3T
  • Oppo R15/R17
  • Razer Phone
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9
  • Samsung Galaxy Note Fan Edition
  • Samsung Galaxy S10/S10+
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Active
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+
  • Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+
  • Sharp Aquos R
  • Sony Xperia XZ Premium
  • Sony Xperia XZs
  • Tonino Lamborghini TL99G
  • Vertex BLK3D
  • Vertu Constellation X
  • Vivo Xplay6
  • Xiaomi MI 5s Plus
  • Xiaomi Mi 6
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 2
  • Xiaomi Mi Note2
  • Xiaomi MIX
  • Xperia XZ Premium SO-04J, G8142, G8188
  • Xperia XZ1
  • Xperia XZs
  • ZTE A2017G
  • ZTE A2018
  • ZTE Nubia Z17
  • ZTE NX531J
  • ZTE Z999
  • Zuk Lenovo Z2 Plus
  • Zuk Z2
  • Zuk Z2 Pro
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