Morrowind Game of the Year Edition is Free on PC for a Limited Time

The giveaway is only available for 24 hours so hurry up.

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Update: Bethesda announced it is extending the giveaway through the weekend.

March 25th is a very special day for Bethesda Softworks. Exactly 25 years ago on this day, the developer launched The Elder Scrolls: Arena, the first entry in a RPG series that will eventually include beloved titles like Skyrim, Oblivion, and Morrowind. The series as we know it today arguably started with TES III: Morrowind, a fantastic game that came out way back in 2002 but still holds up pretty well to this day.

If you didn’t get a chance to play it until now for some reason you’re in luck because Bethesda is currently giving away free copies of Morrowind on PC. Even better, the version of Morrowind you can grab for free is the Game is the Game of the Year Edition, which includes both the Bloodmoon and Tribunal expansion packs.

There are a couple of little caveats to this giveway that are worth mentioning. First, you only have 24 hours or so to secure a free copy of Morrowind as of this writing. Also, you can only redeem and play the game using the Bethesda launcher. That’s a bit unfortunate since most people would probably rather have it on Steam, but that’s just the way it is. A freebie is a freebie and Morrowind truly is an excellent game so you should still grab it regardless.

Download Instructions

1. Log into your Bethesda.net account or go here to create a free account if you don’t already have one.

2. Open the launcher and click the dropdown menu found in the upper left corner of the UI. Look for the option labeled “Redeem Code” and insert the following code TES25TH-MORROWIND to receive your free copy of the game.

3. Go to the Games tab and click “My Library” in the dropdown menu to display a list of games that are tied to your Bethesda.net account. Select The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind Game of the Year Edition from the list and install it whenever you’re ready to jump in.

More Special Events and Promotions for TES Fans

In addition to giving away free copies of Morrowind on PC, Bethesda is also celebrating the 25th anniversary of The Elder Scrolls with a series of streams and promotions. For example, you can save up to 50% off on TES games and expansions, as well as certain in-game items for The Elder Scrolls Online. Speaking of which, ESO will be free to play on all platforms between March 28th and April 4th. The developers will also host a couple of special events this weekend at Pax East in Boston so make sure to drop by if you’re in the area. You can view Bethesda’s full streaming and events schedule right here.