BEthesda is celebrating the 25th anniversary of The Elder Scrolls series by offering a free copy of Morrowind for PC users. The deal is only valid for today, however, so if you’re interested in playing a much rougher Elder Scrolls game than Oblivion or Skyrim, you don’t have much time.
The Elder Scrolls series has been around for a lot longer than what some people may think (even though they’re numbered). While the games have been open-world since their inception, the worlds have mainly gotten more detailed as they’ve went along. The first game, Elder Scrolls: Arena, came out in 1994.
It, ironically for its graphics, was the largest of the Elder Scrolls games. Since it featured procedurally generated areas, it could simulate the entirety of the continent of Tamriel, though you couldn’t travel from town to town; you had to fast travel for that.
However, while Arena and Daggerfall were the two earliest Elder Scrolls games, the series only really began to get noticed with The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind, which gave you an actual 3D world to explore as you aid the gods of the Tribunal against Dagoth Ur. With the free copy of Morrowind available on PC, you can relive this adventure all over again.
While Morrowind is still quite janky (there is no in-game map like in Oblivion or Skyrim, instead you have to memorize the way) and it doesn’t hold your hand as much (though some gamers may say that’s a good thing), it’s still thought of as a classic by many Elder Scrolls fans.
If you’ve been feeling nostalgic for Morrowind lately, or are itching for a new Elder Scrolls game to sink your time into while you’re waiting for The Elder Scrolls 6 to come out, you can get the free copy of Morrowind for your PC by going to the official Bethesda website.