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EverQuest II

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Sony Online Entertainment
Developer: Sony Online Entertainment
Release Date: Nov. 8, 2004

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'Everquest II: Battlegrounds' Expansion Launches Next Week - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2010 @ 9:42 a.m. PST

EverQuest II returns to the culturally diverse world of Norrath in the future of the original EverQuest, with the sheer size and graphical detail greater than ever seen before. Larger in scope than its predecessor, EverQuest II will allow players from every corner of the earth to explore familiar areas and new, undiscovered territories of Norrath.

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!

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

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

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