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The Elder Scrolls Online Morrowind update detailed

Return to Vvardenfell with The Elder Scrolls Online Morrowind update, heading to Tamriel in summer 2017.

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The Elder Scrolls Online Morrowind update

Return to Vvardenfell with The Elder Scrolls Online Morrowind update, heading to Tamriel in summer 2017.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited didn’t feature in our list of the best Elder Scrolls games, because it’s not a main series entry. That doesn’t mean it’s worse than Redguard or Battlespire – hint: it’s not, they’re the absolute worst – but it’s just not comparable with the likes of Skyrim and Morrowind.

Ah, well, about that last point: Bethesda have confirmed that The Elder Scrolls Online Morrowind update is in the works and will be released for PC, Mac, PS4 and Xbox One on June 6, 2017.

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So what’s included in The Elder Scrolls Online Morrowind update?

The addition of Vvardenfell makes it the largest zone added to The Elder Scrolls Online since launch, and is basically the same footprint as the original Morrowind, including all locations and points of interest from the third main series title. The events of The Elder Scrolls Online Morrowind update actually take place before the events of The Elder Scrolls III, so in a strange way, you’ll be contributing to the history you’ll already have had heard about in your past (but Tamriel’s future).

Confused? So are we.

There’s also a new character class in The Elder Scrolls Online Morrowind update – The Warden. It’s the first new class since the launch of the game and, well, we don’t know much about it really. Oh, except that the player can have a War Bear – far more dangerous than your average bear – as an ally. There’s also a new PvP mode called Battlegrounds, which will apparently bring intense 4v4v4 battles in arena-like environments, in Morrowind’s Ashlands region.

The Elder Scrolls Online Morrowind war bear

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Here comes the really confusing bit, however – the purchasing options for The Elder Scrolls Online Morrowind update:

  • Standard Edition (£39.99): Includes The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind as well as The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited – for people who don’t own the game at all.
  • Upgrade Edition (£29.99): Existing players can upgrade their current game to unlock the new The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind content – for people who already own the game (wow, a £10 saving. Thanks, Bethesda!)
  • Digital Collector’s Edition (£64.99): A special collection of in-game bonuses are available through the Digital Collector’s Edition – for people who don’t own the game and like lots of additional tat, including:
    • 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 (£49.99): 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 – for people who already own the game, but also, tat
  • Collector’s Edition (£89.99): The ultimate fan of The Elder Scrolls Online can grab the Collector’s Edition, which contains everything included in the Digital Collector’s Edition – EVEN MORE TAT! (But no discount for people who already own the game, sorry( including:
    • 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.

So yes, whether you already own The Elder Scrolls Online or not, you’d best sharpen your credit cards for the release of The Elder Scrolls Online Morrowind update in June.


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