So, for reasons unknown some of the most popular posts on the blog is my Skyrim Mods and Oblivion Mods series. I imagine this is entirely by random and due to people searching for them on Google. But you know when you see a market you gotta cater to it. So, without further ado, lets take it back even further! Here are 7 must have mods for The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind that you need to download RIGHT NOW!
There is a reason this is one of the most popular Morrowind mods on the Nexus. And that is that it’s basically a requirement for so many other mods. But it’s also a really good mod in and of itself. MGE XE basically overhauls the appearance of the game, allowing you to see further into the distance, as well as adding improved shaders and lighting. If you’ve played any of vanilla Morrowind, you know the game needs all the help it can get in the appearance department. While this mod doesn’t go above and beyond like some other more specific ones do, it’s honestly such a vital mod that does so much for this older title that it’s worth getting stat!
OK, look… you might not need this mod. But if you’re anything like me, the font in this game drives you NUTS. Morrowind also has a LOT of reading, like far more than the next two games, so why not at least ensure the font is pleasant to read. This mod just cleans up the appearance a bit, providing a higher resolution of the font in the menu, during dialogue and in the journal. So, for a slightly less painful reading experience, this is your mod.
It might be obvious by now, but I’m a big fan of pretty environments. I have included environment mods in the 2 previous mod lists, and this list is no exception! For Morrowind, I’ve chosen Vurt’s Groundcover as it just looks stunning. One of my biggest gripes with vanilla Morrowind, is how barren everything is. You spent a lot of time traveling between cities and seeing the same empty vistas can get annoying after a while. This mod adds a bunch of nice animated vegetation to a bunch of areas and overall just makes the world a little more alive.
Let’s be honest here, the character models in this game did not hold up well. Story – amazing. World – awesome. Character models – *throwing up noises*. One of the easiest ways to change that is with THE Facepack Compilation. I am a bit of a lazy modder, so this is a great mod for me as it combines a bunch of different face mods to make your character look a bit less like a potato. While it doesn’t do a ton to overhaul other faces, it does replace their stock faces and hairs, which honestly, does wonders.
Another thing that brings this game down a bit sadly, is how stagnant is it. Obviously this game came out a hot minute ago, so the AI does leave a bit to be desired. Hence this mod! Not only does it remove a lot of the static that the game suffers from, it also overhauls the NPCs a bit. This ensures no 2 look alike which really helps in that all important immersion.
Now look, some of you might think this is a silly mod. Who cares about sign posts right? WRONG! The sign posts in vanilla have led me multiple times into pits of DEATH because they are really easy to misread. Solution, get this mod YESTERDAY! Due to spending so much of this game walking from place to place, having reliable, easy to read signs can come in clutch on the roads. This mod just ensures the signs you are reading are clear and impossible to miss and honestly, just is an essential mod for anyone who still has hair on their head that they don’t want to rip out in frustration.
And rounding it all off, another cosmetic mod. Why? Because I’m a narcissistic person who likes my character looking epic OK, don’t judge me. So, I should explain this is kind of a 2-part mod. Firstly, you’re gonna want to download the Better Bodies mod, which basically just makes the bodies in the game look less like giant walking fridges. Then this mod can really shine. It basically replaces a bunch of the vanilla armour meshes and match them to the better bodies mod so that you look epic as hecc instead of a giant walking fridge with cardboard armour stuck to yourself. It isn’t a crazy overhaul, but the subtle changes really go far and it even updates things like gauntlets and shields. This is a simple, easy mod that does a lot by making characters look less like blocky messes and is well worth an install.
So, there were 7 must have mods Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind that you need to download RIGHT NOW! Also, feel free to comment below if you want to see more of this best of mod series. I can go back to Skyrim again, or even recommend mods for other games like The Witcher 3 or Dragon Age. Comment below and let me know!