The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind - 10 Mods That Are Essential

Elder Scrolls Morrowind could do with some upgrades - and these fantastic mods are here to help.

Why play the original when you can play an upgraded one with mods? The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind was a massive leap in gameplay and graphics over its predecessor, The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall. While The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall has a dated feel, The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind aged well and plays exceptionally when the right mods are added.

Adding mods to The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind can significantly improve the game. However, the wrong mods can crash your system and possibly lose your game save. Given the amount of risk associated with mods, they are still worth downloading for drastically improved gameplay. These are 10 Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind mods that are essential.

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10 Tamriel Rebuilt

Nexus Mods (Tameriel Rebuilt Team)

Aside from a few bugs, the Tamriel Rebuilt is an excellent mod, which is available to download on Nexus Mods. If you love the original The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind game, you'll like what they've added in the Tamriel Rebuilt mod.

The Tamriel Rebuilt Team envisioned what they thought The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind developers originally wanted their game to be; a game containing various provinces in Tamriel. The size of the project was too big for Morrowind's original developers, which is why a team of volunteers decided to do it on their own. To get Tamriel Rebuilt, you'll have to download Tamriel_Data first since the mod doesn't have asset files.

9 Andromedas Fast Travel


This mod was created after Nexus Mods creator SGMonkey received the idea from his girlfriend. His girlfriend is named Shelly and Andromeda, and her "idea was to add some form of simple fast travel into Morrowind."

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Astonishingly, the Andromedas Fast Travel mod allows players to instantly travel to a labeled location if they spot a signpost in the game. Morrowind has aged but still looks beautiful, however, fast travel should have been added in the base game. This mod fixes the long distance traveling problem and saves, for some people, hundreds of hours.

8 Better Dialogue Font

Nexus Mods (Hmchamd)

Given the age of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, it's not surprising that some of its small aspects were overlooked. Back in 2002, HD was becoming popular, and 4K resolution was unheard of. A game that is this old is bound to have a few flaws.

One significant flaw of the game is that the writing is not very clear. Nexus Mods user Hmchamd ingeniously decided to integrate easier to read dialogue into the game. Even old games like Diablo have difficult to read text. It seems like a small change, but it drastically improves the game and saves you from unwanted eye strain.

7 Morrowind Comes Alive

Nexus Mods (Neopolemus)

Make the province of Morrowind come alive in this mod which adds 1200 NPCs to the game. People can get in the way at times, but regardless, adding this mod seems like an improvement over the regular dull world.

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The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind feels like a different game with the "Morrowind Comes Alive" mod. Also, there are a variety of fixes and improvements included in this mod. The changes present in the Morrowind Comes Alive mod can be found by clicking here.

6 Morrowind Overhaul - Sounds And Graphics

Nexus Mods (The Morrowind Overhaul Team)

In this day age, most people have the power to run The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind on high settings. Since The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind released in 2002, its vanilla version has mediocre graphics. Fortunately Nexus Mods user Hrnchamd has provided a Morrowind mod that will "render distant views, scenery shadows, high-quality shaders, UI scaling, and other features." It is also recommended to use the previously mentioned Better Dialogue Font mod in conjunction with Morrowind Graphics Extender XE. Morrowind Overhaul improves sound and graphics including the changes in Morrowind Graphics Extender XE as part of a massive modification.

5 Real Signposts

Nexus Mods (Dimon)

Something as simple as adding signposts can have a significant impact on gameplay. In the vanilla version of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, the signposts have blurred words, making the signs unreadable.

It's an ingenious addition to the game that the developers should have added in the first place. Multiple mods exist for signposts, but the mod titled "Real Signposts" is a safe bet for players who don't want to sort through mods and want to get their signposts fixed the fastest and least stressful way possible.

4 The Underground 2

YouTube (Icehair's Game Experiments)

The Underground 2 allows players to complete an alternate storyline where you meet an attractive vampire and go on a journey with him or her (opposite sex) to save the world. Underground 2 makes a bunch of improvements to the original mod, which can be downloaded as part of a 586.81 MB file.

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There is an abundance of mods for alternate storylines, but this one is really addicting and is a must play for Elder Scroll fans and newcomers. According to modhistory.com, you'll find "action, puzzles, traps, complex relationships, comedy, drama, thrills, dark themes, and of course, vampires!"

3 The Facepack Compilation

Nexus Mods (Tarnsman)

For those who have replayed The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind several times, replaying the same few character designs can grow to be tedious. Thankfully, The Facepack Compilation exists and offers a variety of face customizations to mix and match.

In a role-playing game like The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, players need to have a deep connection with their character. A deep backstory or face customizations can improve gameplay. Several versions of Facepack Compilation, which are meant to change the appearance of each race in Morrowind, can be found at nexusmods.com.

2 Better Bodies

YouTube (RickJoystick)

To obtain Better Bodies from Nexus Mods, you'll need to make an account and turn your adult content filter off. The mod adds different appearances for character bodies; most of which are highly detailed. Characters will look more toned and slightly more realistic.

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Several other mods are dependant on Better Bodies. Obtaining mods such as Better Clothes, Fit Body Textures for Better Bodies, and Westly's Pluginsless Head and Hair Replacer will improve Better Bodies. Be warned that the private parts of characters could be visible after installing this patch.

1 Morrowind Code Patch

Nexus Mods (Hmchamd)

It is important to remember that The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind released back in 2002. Adding several massive updates to games as they do today was less common when The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind launched.

The Morrowind Code Patch seeks to address some of the bugs and glitches found throughout the Morrowind. The Morrowind Code Patch is the most popular mod found on Nexus Mods. Conveniently, you can choose which fixes to add and remove. The game feels immersive when you add the Morrowind Code Patch. Undoubtedly, adding mods improves the experience when compared to the vanilla version.

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