ESO Battlegrounds are a new PvP mode being added in the Morrowind expansion. It will allow players to join one of three teams, regardless of their alliance, and fight in premade or matchmade groups for loot and glory. It will launch with three arenas and three objectives. Read on to find out everything we know about ESO Morrowind Battlegrounds.
How to play ESO Battlegrounds
Battleground matches are in a 4v4v4 format. Each player chooses a faction, no matter what Alliance they belong to:
- Pit Daemons – green
- Fire Drakes – orange
- Storm Lords – purple
You’ll need to be at least level 10 to participate, and you’ll be able to queue solo or with a group of friends. The matches are expected to last no more than 15 minutes. The game will allow you to specify the level range you want to play in, but not the game mode.
As we’ve mentioned, there are three game modes in the rotation:
- Team Deathmatch – Simply kill players from the other two groups. Each kill brings points for the team, and the highest total wins once the timer runs out.
- Capture The Flag – Steal the enemy’s flag from their base and bring it to yours, all the while protecting your flag from them.
- Domination – Capture and hold locations on the map to earn points for your team.
Once the match is over, you’ll receive rewards based on the number of points you had and the medals you’ve earned. These include experience points, alliance points and items. You’ll be able to unlock special achievements in the Battlegrounds, and it will even have a leaderboard. The leaderboard will reset every week, and those who fare well will be rewarded.
Ald Carac Battleground
Ald Carac is set in a Dwarven ruin. It’s a circular map with tight corridors, lots of cover and perfect places for ambushing unsuspecting players. The central chamber lets you peek into all three bases, which makes it a valuable strategic position. On the other hand, it’s surrounded by walkways, which makes it really hard to defend. It seems to encourage risky play, but reward it adequately as well.
Foyada Quarry Battleground
Foyada Quarry is set in a granite quarry. The main gimmick is the lava – a large portion of the map is covered in it. It can be a great ally, but it can also be your worst enemy. The map is fairly open, which will probably make the center the most desirable location for battling. The bases seem easy to defend, with only two paths leading up to each, and some amount of cover around them.
Ularra is set in a Daedric temple. The center of the map is an elevated shrine, only accessible by teleporter. There are three teleporters, positioned on the outer rim of the map, between the bases. The shrine lets you see the entire map, and the teleporters are great for setting up ambushes. Falling off the shrine isn’t advisable – you’ll take fall damage in all but a few places.