The Elder Scrolls Online allows you to explore many of the areas featured in the series, but not yet all of them. The main landmass featured in The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, Vvardenfell, is one such notable exception, though it may not be for much longer.
Files pointing to the addition of Vvardenfell have been discovered previously, and that’s the case again this week. As detailed on Reddit by user FloorBelow, a map of the area has been datamined from the game’s files. This reportedly reveals new titlesets in the style of Vivec, Telvanni, Hlaalu, and Dwemer ruins, among others.
“The whole area around Red Mountain appears inaccessible, though the northern ashlands around Urshilaku are, along with Molag Amur,” FloorBelow says. “Sheogorad looks to be heavily under construction, but that giant wall of rocks makes me think it may be inaccessible as well.”
FloorBelow also provides a size comparison showing how the new area compares with Wrothgar and Stonefalls. “It’s definitely going to be the biggest PvE zone in the game so far, even without Red Mountain being accessible,” the post states. “My best guess is that it’s going to be just under twice the size of Wrothgar.”
There’s no telling when or if Vvardenfell will indeed be added to the game. It’s a natural choice, given the popularity of Morrowind. Its distinctive environments and unique architecture would make for a strong addition to the MMO, which is coming off a year in which it launched a major, well-received update that removed many restrictions on players.
The Elder Scrolls Online’s extended free-play weekend is underway right now for PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Mac, opening up the full base game of the MMO to anyone who wants to try it.