The Elder Scrolls Online is headed back to Morrowind with its next expansion

Elder Scrolls Online fans, get ready: you're going back to Morrowind. Bethesda has announced The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind (opens in new tab) as the next expansion to the MMORPG, bringing players back to the island of Vvardenfell, where The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind took place.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind will give players a look at Vvardenfell 700 years before The Elder Scrolls III. Interestingly, while existing players will be able to head to the new area immediately, players will also be able to create new characters on Vvardenfell as well.

Along with the new area, the expansion will add the first new playable class since the game launched, the Warden. Along with a variety of abilities and play styles, Bethesda says that the Warden will also get to fight alongside a War Bear combat ally in battle. Morrowind will also introduce a new 4v4v4 Battleground PVP mode that takes place in dedicated arenas.

The Morrowind expansion is set for release on June 6 for Xbox One, PC, and PS4. Pre-orders are set to go live shortly in a slew of different editions, all of which pack special bonuses like an Armored War Horse mount and special character emotes. Pre-orders will score even more bonuses with an exclusive Warden costume, a Dwarven War Dog pet and more.

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  • This sounds like a massive expansion. I hope it brings in a lot of new players.
  • I've been getting into ESO lately, it's a lot of fun and it actually has really good quests for an MMO.
  • Is this included if you pay the monthly fee every month or do you have to purchase as well?
  • You need to purchase it separately.
  • It will likely be like the other expansions in that those who pay the voluntary monthly subscription costs will have immediate access to the expansion w/o having to pay an extra fee. But, on the other hand, I don't think any other expansion has been quite this massive in both scale and content. So who knows.
  • Am I remembering correctly -- the music at the very end of that video -- isn't that the music from the Morrowind game? I've not played it in almost 15 years, but that sure sounded familiar.
  • Considering the article, and subsequently the video, pertains to the "The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind" expansion, chances are good that IS the music from the original Morrowind game.
  • @signal-2-noise, well yeah, I agree: a good chance. :-) I was hoping someone else who was a fan of the original Morrowind game or has it available on a system could confirm or refute definitively.  Anyway, if it is, bringing back that music from way back then in this new expansion is a really, really nice touch. While technically no match for Oblivion or Skyrim, I still think the Morrowind game was the best of the Elder Scroll games to date for plot and feel.