MMOs have never really been my thing, mostly because I know that if they did become my thing, they would be my only thing. And considering I’m a massive fan of the The Elder Scrolls series, giving The Elder Scrolls Online a miss has been exceedingly hard. Now, making it even harder is Bethesda’s announcement that Morrowind‘s Vvardenfell island will make up the game’s latest expansion. Details and a cinematic announcement trailer below.
“The fate of Morrowind hangs in the balance and you must take up the mantle of a hero to help Vivec, the legendary warrior-poet and Guardian of Vvardenfell, save the world from a deadly Deadric threat,” reads the announcement post on the game’s official site.
“Set roughly 700 years before the events of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, ESO‘s new Chapter takes you to familiar locations as you attempt to solve the mystery of Vivec’s mysterious illness and restore his strength. Travel from the volcanic Ashlands to the mushroom-filled forests, and walk the streets of Vivec City, still under construction at this point in time.”
The DLC is expected to drop on 6 June for PC, Mac, PS4, and XBO, and will include the new Vvardenfell location, which is described as the “largest landmass addition to date,” along with over 30 hours worth of quests. The expansion will also include a new player class called the Warden. As seen in the trailer, the Warden is a nature magic master that crushes enemies with the help of a badass “War Bear.” Oh, there’s also a new Trial and PvP mode on the way, as well as arena-like 4v4v4 battles.
The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind will receive four different editions when it launches, with a starting price of $39.99 (around R540) for the Upgrade Edition which includes the expansion with no added bells and whistles.