MMORPGs are different from most games in that they're always evolving, both in terms of the content and the technology behind them. It's been over three years now since The Elder Scrolls Online first graced our hard drives, and the eagerly anticipated Morrowind expansion drops next month, adding in the iconic land of Vvardenfell. New expansions mean all sorts of new goodies, but how has is this going to effect Elder Scrolls Online's performance? Let's find out with the official ESO: Morrowind system requirements.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 32-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-540 3.06 GHz or AMD APU A6-320 Quad Core 2.2 GHz
  • RAM: 3 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 1 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 or AMD Radeon HD 6850
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 85 GB available space

The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2300 2.8 GHz or AMD FX-4350 4.2 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 2GB or AMD Radeon HD 7850
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 85 GB available space

The chief thing to highlight with these system specs is that Zenimax says these requirements for The Elder Scrolls Online - Morrowind remain exactly the same as they are for the base game. "Please note that we aren't changing any of the requirements at this time from what's currently needed, but merely clarifying exactly what's necessary to play." What this overlooks is the fact that The Elder Scrolls Online system requirements have changed considerably since its launch in 2014, effectively doubling the hardware demands when dropping DirectX 9 support. If you played the open beta way back then and this is the time you want to finally give it a go, be warned you'll be needing a significantly more powerful system.

However, in the grand scheme of things these system specs for ESO: Morrowind aren't overly demanding. They're actually significantly lower than the recent Skyrim Special Edition remaster. All you really need is a DirectX 11 capable graphics card of some sort alongside a modest dual-core CPU and a 32-bit OS. The one major caveat is that The Elder Scrolls Online will eat up a staggering 85GB of your hard drive storage. To be expected in a game of this extreme scale.

Recommended specs for Elder Scrolls Online - Morrowind are very reasonably also, although pay heed to the 2GB VRAM requirement. By default, the GeForce GTX 750 only comes with 1GB, so you be better off going with a GTX 750 Ti or equivalent and upwards if you want to play at 1080p.

As per usual you check out how well your PC can run the Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind GPU benchmark chart and we also have a Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind Frames Per Second system performance chart for you to check.