With the big expansion “Morrowind” a fresh wind blows in “The Elder Scrolls Online”. The battlefields now offer an additional PvP mode, which is clearly more entertaining than the previous battles in Cyrodiil. In addition, you can compete against other “TESO” players on the battlefields, regardless of the alliances.
Whoever wanted to prove against other players in “The Elder Scrolls Online” had to compete in epic PvP battles on one of the three major alliances. With the “TESO: Morrowind” expansion, the so-called battlefields have been introduced, where you can fight against other players in short matches. As one of four members of a team, you compete against two other teams in this PvP variant, so there are 12 players on the battlegrounds at the same time, fighting for valuable rewards.
Battlegrounds PvP: No Alliances, But Three Groups
If you fight against each other on the battlegrounds of Morrowind, your team chooses completely independently of the known alliances. So it does not matter if you were on the side of Queen Ayrenn, High King Emeric, or Jorunn the Skald-King, the teams may be mixed at will. Instead, in the new PvP, you will be assigned either the Pit Daemons (Green), Fire Drakes (Orange), or Storm Lords (Purple).
Difference To Cyrodiil: Smaller Teams, Shorter Battles
The battles on the battlefields are also much shorter than Cyrodiil’s multi-day PvP battles: instead of taking part in a campaign lasting between 5 and 30 days, you are only playing about 15 minutes on the battlefields of Morrowind The other four teams. The new “The Elder Scrolls Online” mode is exactly the right thing for PvP fans who want to have a short skirmish between them. Sieges and catapults do not exist on the battlefields.
Battlegrounds In “TESO: Morrowind”: Three Maps, Three Modes
The fighting on the battlefields of “The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind” takes place in three different formats: Team Deathmatch, Capture the Flag and Domination. The game always involves points: The team whose account is best filled at the end of the round or exceeds a certain limit wins. Thus, you get at Death Combat Points for each kill, for flag hunting for each captured flag, and for supremacy for holding a control point.
As maps were released three different settings for the release of “The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind”: The ancient Dwemer city of Ald Carac has us in a ruin with narrow aisles and different levels against the other players. The overgrown Daedric worshipping site Ularra is built around a central platform in the center of the map. The Foyada Quarry on Vvardenfell is interesting mainly because of the lava flows flowing through it. The respective combination of map and game mode is always automatically determined on the battlegrounds.
Start A PvP Match On The Battlegrounds
As before, characters can only participate in PvP matches from level 10 onwards. Owners of the “Morrowind” expansion of “The Elder Scrolls Online” now find a new tab called “Battlegrounds” in the group and activity search. Here you can select an appropriate limitation of the participating levels and specify whether you want to be alone or in a group on the battlefields. All other details are automatically made and you are added to the PvP combat queue. Important: You can, of course, only interact with friends who are also in possession of the “Morrowind” expansion.
Rewards: Medals Bring Fun
After each round, the rewards of the battlegrounds are distributed. Particularly interesting are the medals: Here you get a corresponding reward depending on the game style. For example, if you inflict 5,000 damage on a battleground, you will receive the medal as “Violent Haudrauf”. If you have at least 100,000 damage, you will be appointed a “miraculous surgeon”. In this way individual targets can be pursued on the battlefields of Morrowind. For different activities you earn points with, you will receive different medals:
- Dealing damage
- Making killing blows
- Earning kill streaks
- Capturing or defending flags
- Taking damage
- Healing flag carriers or defenders
From the number of points achieved and the medals obtained, additional rewards such as Alliance Points, Experience Points and items are calculated. You will receive these rewards by ingame mail. In addition, you can also place on the battlegrounds on weekly rankings of “The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind”. Every seven days, there is a reset of the corresponding ranking list for each game mode, on which the best players are always listed publicly. At the end of the term, all participating players receive a reward based on their current placement.