Vvardenfell, the new Warden class, and PvP Battlegrounds are now live on the PC version of The Elder Scrolls Online. The Morrowind expansion is out now on the platform for purchasers of a digital upgrade as part of an early access period before its release. The firm release date for the expansion still technically set for June 6. The expansion and Update 14 are now available on PC and Mac. Players can now open new Dwarven Crown Crates with Dwarven-themed items, explore new areas, and start leveling a Warden thanks to the expansion’s early access period on the platform.
In addition to the content of the Morrowind expansion, Update 14 is also available now on PC. The update, which is available to all players on the platform, raises the Champion Point cap, adjusts the leveling experience curve, adds new ESO Plus benefits, and much more. Patch notes for the expansion and Update 14 detail all of the new content and changes now live on the PC and Mac versions of The Elder Scrolls Online. Again, all of this is available now on PC and Mac with the Morrowind expansion still scheduled to release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on June 6.
PC players that digitally purchased Morrowind can instantly enter the early access period, but those that purchased physical versions of the expansion can join the early access period, too. Physical purchasers will need to contact the developer to gain access to the expansion right now before its official June 6 release. The early access form and other details for these players can be found on The Elder Scrolls Online website.
After a nearly nine-gigabyte download, players of The Elder Scrolls Online can start their Morrowind journey today. Players that are completely new to the game and expansion will start a character in Vvardenfell. Existing players that are starting new character will also go through the new tutorial area, but they have the option to skip it. Finally, an existing character can instantly travel to the new region via wayshrine according to Bethesda.net.
Morrowind includes the new areas in Vvardenfell, the first new class in The Elder Scrolls Online, and PvP Battlegrounds. Vvardenfell features new public dungeons, delves, quests, and more. The Warden class utilizes three skill lines named Animal Companions, Green Balance, and Winter’s Embrace. This versatile class can fill any role required as a damage dealer, a tank, or a healer with each skill specializing in one area. Finally, the expansion includes a new way to fight other players in Battlegrounds where three teams of four participate in Team Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, or Domination modes.
Update 14, the patch releasing alongside the expansion, includes several major changes to The Elder Scrolls Online. Most notably, the Champion System is overhauled with new passives and altered values. Passives are stronger now in early point values and suffer more powerful diminishing returns as Champion Points are spent in them.
The maximum Champion Point cap is also extended with the update with a cap of 630. Due to the adjustment, all Champion Points will need to be redistributed. The base leveling experience to 50 is also different with the patch. The time it takes to level from level one to 50 is unchanged; however, earlier levels are gained quickly. Later levels take longer than they previously did, but quests now offer more experience than before.
Not to mention, the update adds new benefits to the ESO Plus membership. The optional subscription already increases experience gain, gold gain, grants access to the crafting bag, comes with a 1,500 Crown stipend, and much more. Now the service will also double bank space available to characters. While a subscription is active, players can deposit and remove items at will. If a subscription lapses, characters can still take items out but they can no longer place items in the bank.
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The Elder Scrolls Online‘s first expansion is now available on PC and Mac. On June 6, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players will be able to experience Morrowind as well. As the Inquisitr reported, several items are leaving the Crown Store before the expansion releases. Seven items will be removed on June 3 while new items are now available. Additionally, PC and Mac players can now open and purchase Dwarven Crown Crates with new Dwarven mounts and other items new to The Elder Scrolls Online.
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