Semi Protection


The UESPWiki – Your source for The Elder Scrolls since 1995
Jump to: navigation, search
Morrowind box art
Setting Vvardenfell, Morrowind
Time Period 3E 427
Developer Bethesda Softworks
Release Date
1 May 2002
Release Date
5 Jun 2002 (NA)
22 Nov 2002 (EU)
Release Date
31 Oct 2003
Xbox Store
Release Date
17 Apr 2018
Collector's Edition box art
Game of the Year Edition cover art
Xbox Platinum Hits cover art

The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind is the third installment in the Elder Scrolls series, set on the island of Vvardenfell, a district in the Dunmer homeland of Morrowind. In the closing Third Era, a prisoner is sent to the island and freed by order of the Emperor, tasked with investigating the native Nerevarine Cult amidst the rising threats of the Blight and the Sixth House.

Rather than having a vast, procedurally generated world space like its predecessors, Morrowind had a more focused game world that was put together manually through the use of the Construction Set software developed especially for the game. This software was included with copies of the game to enable players to create mods, a feature that would go on to become a staple of Bethesda releases.

Morrowind was released for Windows on 1 May 2002 and for Xbox on 5 June 2002. The Collector's Edition, a version including exclusive collector's items, was also released for Windows. The Game of the Year Edition, which bundled the game with the expansion packs Tribunal and Bloodmoon, was released on 31 October 2003.

Today, Morrowind Game of the Year Edition is available digitally for Windows from Steam and, and for Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S from the Microsoft Store (also being included with Xbox Game Pass). The physical Xbox releases of the standard and Game of the Year editions are backwards-compatible with Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

Quest Information

  • Quests — Detailed guides related to all major and minor in-game quests, including those of the central storyline
  • Plugins — List of all the official expansions and plugins for Morrowind
    • Tribunal — Featuring Morrowind's mainland capital city of Mournhold, Tribunal takes you from the island of Vvardenfell into a new realm of excitement and daring, focused on the bitter intrigues of both the reigning clergy and nobility
    • Bloodmoon — In this second official expansion pack, you find yourself thrust into a wild, gleaming white world of snow and ice on the remote and perilous island of Solstheim

Character Information

  • Attributes — A guide to the attributes that define your character
  • Birthsigns — A guide to the birthsigns, their granted abilities, and in-game influence in Morrowind
  • Classes — Guide to the game's built-in character classes, both for the player and NPCs
  • Level — Explains how your character gains levels and how to make the most of each one
  • Races — A thorough explanation of the defining characteristics of each race found within Morrowind, including their starting attributes and special abilities
  • Skills — A definitive guide to character-based skills, with descriptions where applicable

Gameplay Information

  • Alchemy — A thorough guide to the process of alchemy
  • Artifacts — A complete and descriptive list of all magical items and artifacts in Morrowind
  • Combat — A guide to the combat system in Morrowind
  • Crime — Information about the laws of Vvardenfell and how to stay on the right side of the authorities
  • Diseases — A complete catalogue of all diseases contractable within the bounds of Morrowind
    • Vampirism — Complete guide to vampires in Morrowind featuring information on becoming a vampire, vampire clans, how to cure vampirism, and vampire-based quests
  • Enchanting — An exhaustive guide to every aspect of enchanting items
  • Items — Listing of items with more in-depth info
  • Magic — A basic guide to understanding and using magic
  • Making Money — Tips on how to earn a few extra coins on your travels
  • Reputation — List of quests that give you fame points
  • Shrines — Tribunal, Imperial, Daedric and other shrines
  • Spell Effects — An all-inclusive list of spell effects in the game
    • Spells — A complete list of all purchasable spells in the game
  • Starting Out — A list of hints to help you start your adventures in Vvardenfell on a good note
  • Stealth — Info on the art of stealth and its uses
  • Differences Between Morrowind, Oblivion, and Skyrim — A guide containing the main differences between the three games, and useful tips for adapting

World Information

  • Books — A categorical list of all books and other in-game literature; includes contents of all noted titles
  • Creatures — A concise directory of all in-game creatures, including their statistics and combat strategies
  • Factions — A detailed guide of all facets related to in-game factions
  • Houses — A list of the best locations to take up abode or simply turn into a museum
  • Master Trainers — A list of trainers which may raise a skill to its maximum level
  • NPCs — Listing of all non-player characters in the game
    • Essential NPCs — A list of NPCs that are considered "Essential" by the game
    • People — A definitive catalogue of all major NPCs in the game
    • Trainers — A list of the various trainers, and the skills they train, in Morrowind
  • Places — A guide to the towns, cities, caves, and ruins scattered about Vvardenfell
    • Maps — Assorted interactive and reference maps of in-game geographical features
  • Services — A comprehensive directory of the various services offered in Vvardenfell establishments
  • Slavery — An overview on slavery, its use in Morrowind, and related quests
  • Spell Merchants — A complete list of spell merchants
  • Transportation — A definitive guide to the various modes of transportation available in Morrowind. Notes both methods of transportation and their destinations.

Guides and Secrets

  • Game Manual — The official game manual
  • The Morrowind Prophecies — The official Morrowind strategy guide
  • Cheats — Various cheats to modify and manipulate your game
  • Hints — All sorts of gameplay hints to let you play the game in a more comprehensive way
  • Easter Eggs — Funny, out of place, or reference-related non-bug findings

Technical Information

  • Overview — Hardware requirements and related topics, such as resolution and aspect ratio
  • Console — A guide to using the console on the PC version of Morrowind
  • Linux — How to run Morrowind on Linux
  • Patches — Patches by Bethesda Softworks
  • Xbox — Information specific to the Xbox versions of the game

Mods and Modding

  • Mod Assets
    • Tamriel Data — The shared asset data repository used by Tamriel Rebuilt, Project Tamriel, and other compatible mods.
  • Mods — Content and gameplay information about player-created mods for Morrowind
    • OpenMW — A new game engine for Morrowind and associated file formats
    • Tamriel Rebuilt — A major work to create mainland Morrowind
    • Project Tamriel — A collection of province mods to create the rest of Tamriel
    • Morrowind Rebirth — A total overhaul for Morrowind adding a lot of new locations, NPCs, creatures and items
  • Modification — Information about installation and management of player-created mods
  • Modding — Technical information about creating your own mods for Morrowind

Previews and Reviews

  • Quick Info — Review a brief summation of technical data including the minimum system requirements, a gameplay synopsis, and various useful links
  • Concept Art — An archive of concept and rendered art created during the game's development
  • Interview with a Dark Elf — A fascinating interview with a Dark Elf from Morrowind (as written by Bethesda employees) concerning both his homeland and people
  • Screenshots — A collection of preview screenshots released by Bethesda, including several showing versions of the game prior to release

Miscellaneous Information

  • Collector's Edition — Information about the special Collector's Edition of the game
  • Credits — A list of people credited by the game
  • Development Team — A list of all the people involved in developing the game
  • Elder Scrolls Historical References — A list of references to past Elder Scrolls games
  • Engine Bugs — Obscure bugs that can provoke crashes
  • Glitches — A variety of broken or missing features in the game
  • Links — A directory of Morrowind-centric sites
  • Loading Screens — Information that appears while the game loads
  • Music — Information about Morrowind's soundtrack
  • OXM Challenge — A Treasure Hunt challenge released by Official Xbox Magazine for Xbox players
  • Statues — Images of statues, shrines, and carvings that depict important figures
  • Unused Content — Content that is unreleased, scrapped, or unavailable to the player through normal gameplay
  • Voice Actors — List of the actors who provided voices for Morrowind's NPCs
  • Wallpapers — Official wallpapers, available in various sizes

See Also