Announced back in January 2017 by Bethesda, The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind is set to be the largest expansion for the game released to date. The free to play (subscription is optional) but not free to own MMO originally released on console and PC back in 2014.
The new expansion will allow players to enter the vast region of Morrowind for the first time in The Elder Scrolls Online, bringing new characters, quests, and abilities for the player, like being able to summon a huge bear with the new Warden class.
In the run-up to the release of the Morrowind expansion for The Elder Scrolls Online, this page will act as a hub of knowledge for the expansion, containing details on everything from new characters and quests, to new weapons and abilities for players.
Reviews Are in for The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind Expansion!
With the Morrowind expansion having released this week, the reviews are in from various outlets, and the expansion seems to have generally received some favorable ratings.
- USgamer: 4/5 - "The writing is excellent, though the presentation can feel a little dry at times. The new Warden class needs a second look as well, but overall Morrowind is an excellent welcome mat for new and returning players."
- IGN: 8/10 - "While the Warden's bear companion skill disappoints and the Battlegrounds need work, what Morrowind does well has kept me enthralled in the world of Tamriel. Morrowind feels like it begs you to come home, and what a welcome it has in store when you get there."
- Destructoid: 7/10 - "While Elder Scrolls Online has improved through the release of Morrowind, it still isn't enough of a jump to warrant a resounding recommendation. If you already own it and are coasting by on free-to-play fumes, you should still think about upgrading and exploring the pointed, more focused land of Vvardenfell.
The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind Essential Info:
- Release Date: June 6
- Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
- Price: $39.99/$59.99
- Publisher: Bethesda (Zenimax Media Company)
- Developer: Bethesda (Previously created: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Fallout 4)
- Genre: Online Open World Multiplayer (MMO) - No sub required, but game must be bought
The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind Release Date and Price
When it was first revealed back in January 2017, Bethesda gave the Morrowind expansion a release date of June 6, 2017 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One simultaneously. The trailer below announced the expansion, giving players a look at the Morrowind they’d be returning to for the first time since The Elder Scrolls III.
There are several price points for the expansion, based on the version you choose to purchase. If you already own the base version of The Elder Scrolls Online, then you’ll pay the lower price of $39.99 to acquire the Morrowind expansion, but it’ll cost you $59.99 to acquire both the base game and the expansion in one package.
If you pre-order the Morrowind expansion before the release date of June 6, you’ll receive the Discovery Pack. In this pack, you can get an exclusive Warden costume, that will allow you to look just like the Warden character seen in the announcement trailer, as well as a Dwarven War Dog Pet, as seen below.
You can also get three special Treasure Maps in the Discovery Pack, Crown Crates that give you a chance to receive rare cosmetic items, Experience Scrolls that give you 50% bonus XP for two hours, and a Frisky Scrib Pet, with the latter being exclusive to the digital pre-order versions of the Morrowind expansion.
Alternatively, you can purchase the The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind Collector’s Edition, for either $59.99 if you already own The Elder Scrolls Online, or $79.99 if you require both the expansion and the base game. The Collector’s Edition will allow you to summon a Gray War Bear when you play as a Warden, charge into battle with an Armored War Horse, acquire a Dwarven Spider Pet, customise your gear with a Morag Tong Converter, and new character emotes.
New Characters and Classes in The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind
It was during a livestream from Bethesda that the brand new class of the Warden was introduced properly for the first time. This class, unique to those who purchase the Morrowind expansion, will allow players to summon a massive bear to aid them in fights, as well as summoning what looks like an eagle to strike any opponent within range.
Outside of this, a prominent assassin named Naryu Virian from the Morag Tong society was also shown off briefly. Virian, is accompanying the player character through a plot of deadly political intrigue, as they launch a war against the major houses of Morrowind, powerful groups that control the region from behind the scenes.
Both new and old characters will be able to access The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind expansion immediately, as there’s no level barrier to enter the new region. There are also new public dungeons set to be included in the expansion, which require you to join up with a small group of friends in order to conquer the enemies within and reap the rewards.
Key Locations in The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind
- 1: Seyda Neen
- 2: Vivec City
- 3: Balmora
- 4: Zainsipilu
- 5: Ald’ruhn
- 6: Ald Carac
- 7: Sadrith Mora
- 8: Tel Fyr/Halls of Fabrication
The first three locations on the above list are the three major cities in the Morrowind expansion, home to various quest givers and guilds within the region. The rest of the locations are mysterious points of interest, scattered throughout the region, with the Halls of Fabrication requiring 12 total players to venture into its depths and defeat the evil power residing within.
Now that we're in the week of the Morrowind expansion releasing for The Elder Scrolls Online, be sure to check back on this post for any additional information we uncover after the release.