Morrowind announced as the next expansion to The Elder Scrolls Online – out in June

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 31 January 2017 19:29 GMT

One of us here at VG247 just about fell out of their desk chair in excitement when ZeniMax Online announced Morrowind content was coming to The Elder Scrolls Online.

As announced in today’s livestream, the next chapter in the MMO, The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind, will take players back to the legendary island of Vvardenfell, or for those who never played Morrowind, they will be graced with opportunity.

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Along with the large new zone, the Morrowind content includes a new player class, over 30 hours of main story content, a new Trial, and a new three-team, 4v4v4 PvP mode.

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Here’s more details straight from Bethesda:

  • Synopsis: Morrowind is in dire peril and it’s up to player heroes to help Vivec, the legendary warrior-poet and Guardian of Vvardenfell, solve the mystery of his mysterious illness, regain his strength – and save the world from ultimate destruction.
  • New Players: New players can jump into The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind and start a new character without having to complete any previous ESO content. Since the original ESO game is included with The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind, new players will have instant access to hundreds of hours of additional adventures throughout Tamriel.
  • Existing Players: ESO players will be able to upgrade and immediately journey to Vvardenfell. Existing players will find level-appropriate content from the moment they step onto the island of Vvardenfell, regardless of level. Existing players can also choose to create a new character and begin anew.
  • Returning Players: Jump back in with your existing characters, or with a completely new one. ESO has no required subscription, so just reinstall the game, log in, and start playing again.
  • Vvardenfell: The largest zone added to The Elder Scrolls Online since launch and utilizes the same geographic footprint as The Elder Scrolls 3, including all key points of interest from the classic game. Players will embark on a journey through legendary locales in Vvardenfell, 700 years before the events of The Elder Scrolls 3. This includes the docks of Seyda Neen, the volcanic Ashlands, the mushroom-filled forests, and Vivec City, still under construction in this time period.
  • New Class – The Warden: Harness nature-based magic to master the powerful new character class. The Warden is the first new class since launch and the player will have the freedom to select from a number of abilities that enable a variety of play styles. The Warden also introduces a new combat ally – the War Bear – a ferocious fighter will stay by the Warden’s side through the most intense battles.
  • New PvP Mode – Battlegrounds: Intense 4v4v4 battles in arena-like environments. Players take the battle to the Ashlands to claim their place among the fiercest and most accomplished combat veterans in Tamriel.

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The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind is available for pre-order now in various editions:

Standard Edition (£39.99/€59.99): Includes The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind as well as The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited.

Upgrade Edition (£29.99/€39.99): Existing players can upgrade their current game to unlock the new Morrowind content.

Digital Collector’s Edition (£64.99/€79.99): A special collection of in-game bonuses which includes the following:

  • Collector’s Edition Grey Bear – An exclusive grey War Bear for use while playing as the Warden.
  • Armored War Horse – Players can charge into battle atop this steed clad in armor fashioned with ancient Dwarven plate.
  • Dwarven Spider Pet – A personal Dwarven Spider is ready for adventure through Vvardenfell.
  • Morag Tong Converter – Players can flaunt their commitment to the assassins by customizing their gear with the distinct style of the Morag Tong.
  • Character Emotes – Celebrate victory in the battlegrounds with this bundle of exclusive emotes.
  • Includes all in-game rewards contained in the Pre-Order Bonus “Discovery Pack.”
  • Includes The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited.

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Digital Collector’s Upgrade (£49.99/€69.99): Existing players who only need an upgrade can grab all the digital goodies from the Digital Collector’s Edition with the Digital Collector’s Upgrade.

Collector’s Edition (£89.99/€99.99):Contains everything included in the Digital Collector’s Edition, as well as:

  • Dwarven Colossus Statue – Recreated with the help of sacred Dwarven texts, this 12” tall replica of the Colossus that starred in the announcement trailer stands ready to defend treasures.
  • Naryu’s Journal – A full-color, large-format book chronicling Morag Tong assassin Naryu’s pursuit of a conspiracy across Tamriel. Illustrated with a broad array of concept art.
  • Map of Morrowind – Players can chart adventures throughout Vvardenfell with this handy map at their side.
  • Exclusive Game Case – A limited edition metallic case bearing the marks of Vivec and the Tribunal.
  • Includes all in-game rewards contained in the Pre-Order Bonus “Discovery Pack.”
  • Includes The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited.

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Pre-Order Bonus: The Discovery Pack: Those who pre-order will be given a collection of exclusive in-game bonuses, including:

  • Exclusive Warden Costume – An exclusive costume available for all classes that matches the Warden’s outfit as seen in the announcement trailer.
  • Dwarven War Dog Pet – A unique armored non-combat in-game pet.
  • Treasure Maps – Maps detailing the location of Vvardenfell’s greatest rewards.
  • Dwarven Crown Crate – A special Crown Crate with a chance to contain Dwarven-themed mounts, pets, costumes, and more.
  • Experience Scrolls – Advance through Vvardenfell gaining 50% more experience points for two hours.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind will be released globally on PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on June 6 – just in time for the Morrowind’s 15th anniversary on Xbox.

Morrowind was released for PC and Mac in May 2002, and on the original Xbox in Europe the following November.

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