Few game series have spanned multiple decades and left their mark as deeply on the industry as The Elder Scrolls, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year; its first title, The Elder Scrolls: Arena, debuted back in 1994. The Elder Scrolls series has produced multiple Game of the Year-winning titles, and as part of this week’s anniversary celebration, Bethesda is giving away one of those Game of the Year winners for absolutely free: The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind.
For today only, you can claim a free copy of Morrowind for PC–all you have to do is create a free Bethesda.net account, redeem the code TES25TH-MORROWIND, and download the Bethesda launcher to play. The game will be added to your account immediately.
Morrowind is the third installment of The Elder Scrolls series and features a huge open-world that encourages free exploration rather than an emphasis on a linear plot. The game is set in the province of Morrowind on the island Vvardenfell, the land of the Dark Elves known as Dunmer. In GameSpot’s Morrowind review, critic Greg Kasavin praised the game for its impressively detailed environments. “It’s a beautiful-looking, sprawling, and completely open-ended game that allows you to play pretty much however you like as long as you’re willing to fill in a few blanks using your imagination,” he wrote.
While the series has since progressed to produce other acclaimed, best-selling games, like The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and Elder Scrolls VI is in the works, Morrowind remains an important chapter in the series and beloved by fans. In 2017, a Morrowind expansion was even added to Elder Scrolls Online, allowing players to revisit the mushroom-covered island of Vvardenfell. For the all-time low price of $0, you definitely don’t want to miss the chance to experience this classic RPG.
The week-long celebration of Elder Scrolls continues with multiple other promotions this week, including a 50% off sale on all Elder Scrolls titles and add-ons (starting today) and a free play week for Elder Scrolls Online that starts this Thursday, March 28, and runs through April 4.