The Elder Scrolls Online Announces Morrowind DLC, New Zone, Class, Trial & More!

Zenimax Online has revealed that the next expansion for the Elder Scrolls Online is called Morrowind. It is releasing June 6th, 2017 for every platform. Watch the highly stylized action reveal above and read on for the features.


Morrowind Features

  • The largest zone in the Elder Scrolls Online, Vvardenfell, recreated directly from the Elder Scrolls III. The content is a chapter release, larger than a normal DLC pack and designed for new and existing players. The full base game is included in Morrowind.
  • New tutorial, story and starter zone set 700 years before the events of Elder Scrolls III. You will aid demi-god Vivec & ultimately save Tamriel from a new Daedric threat.
  • 30+ hours of gameplay content
  • New class: Warden. Focused around nature, with 3 skill lines, ice, nature and animal companions.
  • Visit familiar cities like Balmora and Vivec City
  • 4v4v4 Battlegrounds coming for PvP. At least 3 maps, and 3 game types at launch.
  • A new 12-player Trial, the Halls of Fabrication
  • Player Housing will be included
  • New players can buy the Standard Edition includes the base game and Morrowind for 60 USD
  • New players can purchase the Digital Collector’s Edition for 80 USD
  • Existing players can buy the Upgrade Edition for 4o USD with digital bonuses.
  • Existing players can buy the Digital Collector’s Upgrade Edition for 60 USD
  • The Physical Collector’s Edition comes with a giant colossus statue


All preorders come with the following Discovery pack bonuses:

  • Exclusive Warden costume – a costume for all classes that matches the Warden’s outfit, as seen in the announcement trailer above
  • Dwarven War Dog – a unique armored (non-combatant) in-game pet
  • Treasure Maps – maps detailing the location of Vvardenfell’s greatest rewards
  • Dwarven Crown Crate – a special Crown Crate that gives you the chance to receive Dwarven-themed mounts, pets, costumes and more
  • Experience Scrolls – advance through Vvardenfell, gaining 50% more experience for two hours

Talk about nostalgia! The first Morrowind game is near and dear to many fans of the Elder Scrolls series so this should come as some big news! Keep checking back with us as we’ll be sure to bring new updates on everything going into the DLC.

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19 comments on “The Elder Scrolls Online Announces Morrowind DLC, New Zone, Class, Trial & More!”

  1. Avatar Fexelea says:



    may be interested in this as the region is home to his favorite Elder Scrolls (I think?)

  2. Avatar EldritchImagination says:

    As if she hasn’t made it clear any time she could bring it up. Yeah, by far her favorite Elder Scrolls.

    I’m personally more interested in the Skywind and Skyblivion fan games being made. Look great with the Skyrim graphics.

  3. Avatar Lich180 says:

    This year keeps getting better and better for games.

    I tried watching the Twitch stream they did earlier, but the "load 10 seconds of video then pause" drove me insane.

    June 6th gives me time to sort my inventory, level my sorcerer and nightblade to 50, get to max champion points, clear a character slot…

    Morrowind, during the construction of Vivec’s City… I really, really hope the cliffracers are back too. Nostalgia trip, here we go.

  4. Avatar EldritchImagination says:

    No no no no no no no no no no no no, screw that, nope nope nope, let the very code of those sky devils burn in a digital fire.


  5. Avatar TSMP says:

    You know, while I may not like ESO all that much, I have to respect just how much love and effort they’re always putting into it.

    Their players are well taken care of. As far as MMOs go, I mean.

  6. Avatar ElvesRule says:

    I’ve let my TESO character hibernate for a very long time now, probably since DS3 launched. I only log on to collect my "deliveries" although I’ve forgotten how to use the materials and frankly, how to play the game.

    I intend to return once the housing patch launches although maybe not immediately since first quarter sees an avalanche of great PS4 games that will Shirley bury me. Berseria, Nioh, Horizon ZD. I don’t know how to deal with this much awesomeness. Woe is me! And then Persona 5?! No one can deal with all of this gaming greatness. Even if I quit my job there still wouldn’t be enough time. So, TESO sometime, yes, but when?

    Oh, and to add to my burden, Bandai reveals Ni No Kuni 2 will launch this year. I can’t even! It’s just as well that I can’t pre-order the Switch. :nail biting:

  7. Avatar Fexelea says:

    A lot of awesome things happen earlier in the year:

    February: Nioh, Horizon, Torment: Tides of Numenera
    March: Nier, Mass Effect Andromeda, Dark Souls 3 DLC2
    April: TBA
    May: The Surge
    June: ESO Morrowind

  8. Avatar BWO_RazrSrorm says:

    So let me get this straight. If I already own the base game this expansion alone will cost me 40$ usd? screw that.
    If they were bundling it with all other dlc’s for 40-60$ i’d gladly do that.

  9. Avatar Lich180 says:

    It’s the same model of expansions as most other MMO’s, where you get a massive content drop and pay to access it.

    I really don’t get the big deal about it. World of Warcraft does the same thing and no-one complained about that.

  10. Avatar BWO_RazrSrorm says:

    I don’t play warcraft. Nor any game that requires a subscription. (except xbox live.)

    EDIT: the upgrade would cost me the price of 2 dlcs for this game and their are 4 dlcs. which would cost me 80$ USD to get all seperately. Or I could buy the gold edition. Which would be me re buying the game but for 60$ I get the base game and all 4 dlcs.

    None of the editions that come with the new expansion have the dlcs just the base game. the more expensive versions that come along with the new expansion just give you some random in game things and some out of game things. they are bundling this as a brand new game basically. Yet they still offer the older bundles which are a much better deal. anyway you spin it It’s a rip off.

    I suppose if you are already a person who owns all 4 dlcs and are heavily invested in the game dropping another 40$ probably isn’t much. But to a new player or someone like me who’s only got the base game none of what is being offered alongside the new expansion is enticing. Especially when so many other good things are coming out in the next few months.

  11. Avatar Fexelea says:

    Well then you don’t buy it. I have gotten almost three years of playtime out of my initial pc purchase, I have a VIP sub so I accessed the dlc that way. The new expansion brings a new class, which if you like alts means a real lot more to do, it also adds new pvp modes, and a trial. These are things crafted towards both new and loyal or very invested players. The casual fan base does not need it and can play with no dlc whatsoever so it’s not really a problem.

  12. Avatar BWO_RazrSrorm says:

    I don’t agree. it’s being advertized and sold like a new game. yet it doesn’t benefit a causal player or a new player that way. You’ve got the money to pay for a subscription I don’t. (not that i’d want to as I prefer one time purchases for most things in life.)

    As I had mentioned players who’ve already invested into this game a lot it’s not a big deal. I’ve no doubt the quality of the dlc will be worth the price. I just don’t agree with how they are choosing to handle it. IMO they’d make a lot more money and new players if they made a deal where you could get the base game and all the dlc expansions with the new one.

    Also this new dlc isn’t able to be bought in the crowns store nor is people who have a subscription have access to it. it’s 40$ for anyone bare minimum. I’m just frustrated because I really wanted to hop back in and invest into this game heavily since I need another long term investment when i’m not playing warframe.

    and this unfortunately screws me since I don’t have 120$ lying around (which is how much it would cost me to get all dlc+ the morrowind.) and I likely wouldn’t be able to afford buying them individually through out the year either. Lastly and i know this is nitpicky but I didn’t like your opening part. yeah I won’t buy it. But it would have at least been nice to acknowledge my issue even if you don’t sympathize with me.

  13. Avatar Fexelea says:

    I wasn’t dismissing your issue, I’m just saying that it’s content geared towards two camps. I’m on an iPad it’s hard to type was trying to be succinct, not dismiss you.

    They are saying they made a new starter zone, so new players do get something out of buying this edition that includes the price of the base game.
    So for usd 60 new players can get the base game and the expansion, for usd 40 players can get the expansion. I understand this isn’t necessarily affordable but I think it’s geared to invested players or completely new players, not casual players. To be honest as a casual player I do not know why you would want any dlc, not a new starting zone. Unless you want morrowind itself. I’m sure there will be sales – all the dlc were bundled for a 15 use sale earlier last year. They do sales very often and the base game was as cheap as 20 usd at some points last year.

  14. Avatar TSMP says:

    That’s because MMOs are crack. It’s not good sense to complain to your dealer.

    In this case, the question is if the game-priced expansion is in fact equal in value to a game, content-wise. I think it is, if I’m reading the article right?

  15. Avatar BWO_RazrSrorm says:

    I guess I can understand you. I’ve just been having a crud day and took your first reply a little too personally. I apologize.

    I can see your view point I suppose. But I still feel like at least price wise it’s not geared towards newer players or people like me who want to dive in. I wouldn’t consider myself a casual player with this game. Of the times i’ve attempted to play this game i’ve spent several hours each day for several days playing it. I’ve actually restarted a few times since I keep running into the same issue.

    the base game on xbox right now is 30$ USD and the gold edition is 60$. if the gold pack could be bought seperately i’d consider that but I can’t at least on xbox that isn’t possible. I guess I just wanted to get all the dlc at a good price. and 120$ doesn’t seem like a good deal.

  16. Avatar Lich180 says:

    What I did get the previous DLC was buy the sub to the game, which gets you 1500 crowns per month for 15$. While the sub is active, you can access the DLC zones. Then I bought the DLC with crowns after a few months of subbing. I think all the DLC is 5500 crowns, minus the Shadows of the Hist DLC, which is really only 2 dungeons, and I think is 2000 crowns. So for 7500 crowns (5 months sub, 15$/month) you get access to the DLC for those months, and can buy the DLC later with saved crowns. Honestly, the only thing in the crown store that’s worth buying is the DLC.

  17. Avatar Shadeon says:

    The new class looks like it can summon bears.. Cyrodiil swarmed by armies of bears. My god, what have they done!?


  18. Avatar Fexelea says:

    They sold all the dlc at a cheap price separately I’m sure they will do it again. This is done in the in game store so you can take advantage of the bundle, I’ll let you know next time I see one up.

    To clarify, Being casual in an mmo context means you aren’t at max level doing high level pvp or have 5 alts with specialised functions that you level up all the way or spend your time farming endgame for gear in order to top leaderboards. With that context, The base game is so big that the dlc price is almost irrelevant, I didn’t play it for months and I never bothered to buy imperial city etc.

    Morrowind looks great and adds a lot, or at least it promises 30 hours of content, plus trial, plus new pvp mode, plus new class. It’s expensive, yes, so I’m planning to buy it with the crowns I got from being vip

  19. Avatar BWO_RazrSrorm says:

    I’d appreciate that. thanks for the clarification.
    also as i’ve mentioned in a previous reply the expansion will not be purchasable in the crowns store. nor can anyone with a subscription will have it. you have to pay 40$ USD minimum to get morrowind. this info came directly from their own FAQ on their website.

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