Elder Scrolls Online announces full-fledged Morrowind expansion for June 6

The rumors were true: The Elder Scrolls Online is getting a massive Morrowind content blast on June 6th, just in time for TES III: Morrowind’s 15th anniversary.

Strictly speaking, ZeniMax is calling it a “chapter”; though MMORPG players might be more comfortable with the term “expansion,” the studio argues that “Morrowind redefines the traditional MMO expansion,” chiefly because it shares One Tamriel philosophies in that newbies can leap into the Morrowind content without having played the rest of the game. (Veterans who sail to the island will also find their own level-scaled content challenges!)

Morrowind will include not only a brand-new Warden class and new 4v4v4 PvP mode called Battlegrounds but also a new storyline through the massive new Vvardenfell zone, where you’ll be coughing in the ashstorms and hanging out with Vivec in his unfinished canton-studded capital. Nostalgia!

This is a global release on all platforms — PC, Mac, PS4, Xbox One — and you can preorder starting today, which you might be interested to know will get you some preorder extras. Existing players will be paying $39.99 to upgrade, while newcomers will shell out $59.99 for Tamriel Unlimited with the Morrowind expansion. There’s also an array of digital collector’s editions with the usual assortment of costumes, pets, mounts, and other goodies, running from $59.99 to $99.99. Do note that because this is a “chapter” and not DLC, subscribers will have to buy it separately; it will not be granted freely as part of your sub package.

We’ve got the new trailer and complete details below!

Press release follows:

Return to Morrowind in a New Chapter of The Elder Scrolls Online

Today Bethesda Softworks announced The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind will release globally for PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on June 6, 2017. The game is now available for pre-order for PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. To learn more and pre-order the game, please visit www.ElderScrollsOnline.com.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind redefines the traditional MMO expansion by delivering vast new content and features that are equally accessible and fun for both existing and new ESO players.
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. And, 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 veterans will be able to upgrade and immediately journey to Vvardenfell to start the new epic adventure. With the power of October’s One Tamriel update, 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.
Haven’t played ESO in a while? The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind is a great chance to jump back in with your existing characters, or with a completely new one. Because ESO has no required subscription, you can just reinstall the game, log in, and start playing again.

Vvardenfell is the largest zone added to The Elder Scrolls Online since launch and utilizes the same geographic footprint as The Elder Scrolls III, including all key points of interest from the classic game. Players will embark on a dangerous journey through legendary locales in Vvardenfell, 700 years before the events of The Elder Scrolls III, from the docks of Seyda Neen, to the volcanic Ashlands, to dense, mushroom-filled forests, and through the glory of Vivec City, still under construction in this time period.

Players will harness nature-based magic to master the powerful new character class – The Warden. The Warden is the first new class since launch of ESO and true to ESO and the Elder Scrolls franchise, 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 devastating new combat ally – the War Bear – a ferocious fighter will stay by the Warden’s side through the most intense battles.

Set roughly 700 years prior to the events of The Elder Scrolls III, The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind will take gamers on a sweeping adventure through the legendary Vvardenfell, featuring iconic locations, characters, and storylines that will instill nostalgia with longtime Elder Scrolls fans and extend ESO’s narrative into a new chapter. 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.

The Elder Scrolls Online is renowned for open world PvP battles, pitting hundreds of players in a massive battle for supremacy in Cyrodiil. The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind will introduce a 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.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind will release globally for PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on June 6, 2017. The game is now available for pre-order on all platforms. Please visit www.ElderScrollsOnline.com for more information. Editions available include:

Standard Edition ($59.99): Includes The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind as well as The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited.
Upgrade Edition ($39.99): Existing players can upgrade their current game to unlock the new The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind content.
Digital Collector’s Edition ($79.99): New players can grab this special collection of in-game bonuses by purchasing digitally:
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.
Digital Collector’s Upgrade ($59.99): 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 ($99.99): The ultimate fan of The Elder Scrolls Online can grab the Collector’s Edition, which 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.

PRE-ORDER BONUS — THE DISCOVERY PACK: Fans who pre-order The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind will be rewarded with 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.


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4 years ago

Companies need to respect those who pay their bills.The subscribers.As a subscriber I thought being a subscriber meant that any new content was paid for…because I was a subscriber. That is NOT the case with this expansion Everyone will have to pay to experience this expansion. Subscribers and non subscribers alike. For me…it told me a lot about how Zenimax views its players .It’s customers……and it is not positive.

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4 years ago

This is interesting, and I’d probably enjoy the Warden class. But it’s overlapping way too close with FFXIV Stormblood’s release date for me. I’ve already pre-ordered and made my plans for that expansion, so I guess this will have to wait.

Castagere Shaikura
4 years ago

Was hyped for this but now word is its bringing a gear cap increase. I don’t feel like grinding for gear after i got my character geared they way i want him. It took a long time to get that gear too.

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4 years ago

Nah, they won’t be increasing the cap anytime soon.-“To clarify, we do not plan on raising the gear cap when Morrowind launches in June. We’ll let you know when we plan to raise the gear cap in the future, but it won’t be in Homestead or Morrowind. ”