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Sony Online Entertainment Launches EverQuest II Battlegrounds

February 9, 2010

Sony Online Entertainment Launches EverQuest II Battlegrounds

Regardless of Server, EQII Players Can Now Battle Each Other in a Variety of PvP Style Games

On February 16, 2010 the long awaited introduction of battlegrounds is scheduled to arrive in EverQuest II as a complimentary addition for current EQII subscribers with characters level 80-90. Battlegrounds allow players to engage in the most exciting and intense PvP battle against their friends or foes, regardless of server, and provide thrilling group-based, competitive matches in three all-new zones. Participants can quickly join the nonstop action in three different types of matches, with up to 48 players total. On the Battlegrounds there is a role for all, no matter the class, each player can support or lead the group to victory and reap the rewards of the all-new Chaos armor sets!

Additionally, EverQuest II players who login between Feb. 16, 2010 and Feb. 18, 2010 receive the Warrior of Chaos statue*!

At launch the following three Battlegrounds are scheduled to be available for players to enjoy:

Battlefield of Ganak

  • Game Type: Capture the Flag
  • Players: 6 Person Group
  • Environment: Outdoor arena with two large oppositional bases with intersecting interiors
  • Objective: Capture the enemy's flag located within their base and return it to your base with your flag still in place
  • Win Condition: First team to successfully capture and return three flags wins

Smuggler's Den

  • Game Type: Hold Territory
  • Players: 24 Person Group
  • Environment: Five spires on top of two pinnacles jutting out of a raging ocean
  • Objective: Gain control and hold towers longer than the opposition to earn Tower Tickets
  • Win Condition: First team to reach the displayed Tower Ticket goal wins

Gears of Klak'Anon

  • Game Type: Hold the Relic
  • Players: 6 Person Group
  • Environment: Industrious clockwork foundry containing scientific equipment in motion
  • Objective: Acquire and hold the relic to accrue points faster than the opposition
  • Win Condition: First team to reach the set score wins

Battlegrounds are scheduled to go live on February 16, 2010.

For more details on Battlegrounds, new screenshots and the latest information visit http://eq2players.station.sony.com/gameinfo/battlegrounds

EverQuest II Sentinel’s Fate is available for pre-order at http://everquest2.station.sony.com/

 

*One per character, no cash value. Item will be granted on or about Feb. 19, 2010.

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