Return To Vvardenfell With 'The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind' Expansion

Welcome back to Vvardenfell. Zenimax Online Studios announced via Twitch that the latest expansion for The Elder Scrolls Online will bring players back to the familiar island from The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind.

The expansion, appropriately called The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind, will take you to Vvardenfell 700 years before the events of The Elder Scrolls III. Once you arrive, you have to help Vivec, the Guardian of Vvardenfell, by restoring his strength, but you also have to prevent the destruction of Vivec City from an incoming meteor.

Even though you’ll probably use an existing character to play through the expansion, it will probably be worth trying out a new character at some point as well. For the first time since the launch of the game, Morrowind will introduce a new class called the Warden, which utilizes nature-based magic as well as enlisting the aid of a gigantic War Bear. You can also give your Warden a specific set of skills that corresponds to your playstyle.

Other content includes a new player-versus-player (PvP) mode called Battlegrounds. Zenimax Online Studios didn’t provide many specifics, but we do know that you’ll participate in a three team arena-like match. In other words, it’s a four versus four versus four fight. A new twelve-player dungeon was also revealed called the Hall of Fabrication, but details were also scarce.

With this announcement, you can expect more details about the expansion in the lead up to its release of June 6. If you already bought a copy of The Elder Scrolls Online, you can upgrade to the expansion for $40. Otherwise, a copy of the expansion, which includes the full game, will cost you $60. If you pre-order the game, you’ll also get the Discovery Pack, which includes a costume based on the Warden, an in-game pet, treasure maps that lead to special rewards in Vvardenfell, a special Crown Crate that can give you additional cosmetic items or mounts, and an experience scroll, which provides you with 50% additional experience for two hours.

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NameThe Elder Scrolls OnlineThe Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind
TypeMassively Multiplayer, Online, RPGMassively Multiplayer, Online, RPG
DeveloperZenimax Online StudiosZenimax Online Studios
PublisherBethesda SoftworksBethesda Softworks
PlatformsPC, Mac, Xbox One, PlayStation 4PC, Mac, Xbox One, PlayStation 4
Where To BuyBethesda StoreSteamPlayStation StoreXbox StoreAmazonBest BuyTargetWalmartGamestopBethesda StoreSteamPlayStation StoreXbox StoreAmazon
Release DateApril 4, 2014 (PC/Mac)June 9, 2015 (Xbox One, PlayStation 4)June 6, 2017 (PC, Mac, Xbox One, PlayStation 4)
  • damric
    Dear Bethesda, take my money and re-image Morrowind/Bloodmoon/Tribunal already.

    I am tired of getting my hopes up for fan created vaporware like Morroblivion and Skywind.
  • blppt
    "I am tired of getting my hopes up for fan created vaporware like Morroblivion"

    I havent tried Skywind, but a couple of years ago, I played through Morroblivion, and while it wasnt without hitches, i got through it pretty well, so i could only imagine its been patched a little bit more since then, even if they've dropped further development in favor of the port to the newer Skyrim engine. Vaporware really refers to a game thats promised that never comes out.
  • JimmiG
    Not vaporware, but those fan-made ports will never reach 100% completion.
    I really want another Elder Scrolls single-player game (Skyrim SE doesn't count).
  • kenjitamura
    Please stop reporting on this game. I quit it back in July because it ate up all my time and am still resisting urges to go back. The PvP and combat are just so much freakin' fun in that game.
  • d_kuhn
    Cinematic Trailer - yawn - that (and the fact that it's an MMO - crippled storytelling) tells me what I need to know about the game. Back to SE and waiting for the next real Bethesda title.