The Elder Scrolls Online : PVP Guide
PVP in The Elder Scrolls Online takes a very similar approach as
Guild Wars 2 has: battle is waged in a very
large portion of the world dedicated to PVP; this zone is called
Also like Guild Wars 2, PVP in Cyrodil will involve massive
conflicts of hundreds of players at a time. There will be seige
engines, control points, and intense battle to determine who will
be crowned as Emperor of Cyrodil!
A player can begin PVPing at level 10, because
the game will scale them up to have competitive stats that are
aligned with everyone else. The battleground will be composed of
the three main factions in the game going toe-to-toe.
How to Get Into PVP
Open the Alliance War screen by pressing "L".
This will show you the current status of the Alliance War, and
you'll see three icons at the top right of the screen. Click to
right-most one, named Campaigns, to bring up a list of current
Campaigns are instances of the PVP zone, named Cyrodil, that you
can join. You are assigned a home campaign by default, and to get
into PVP just click on the campaign and hit the corresponding "Go
to Campaign" button.
For those who are serious about kicking ass in PVP, I recommend
checking out The Elder Scrolls Online
In TESO PVP, the greatest recognition a player can receive is
becoming Emperor, but doing this is no small task, and it cannot be
done single-handedly. There are two requirements to becoming
- Your alliance must control six keeps in Cyrodil
This is why you can't gain the title of Emperor on your own;
controlling six keeps requires a team effort.
- You must be the highest ranked PVP player in your
You gain rank by doing any PVP-related activity--whether it's
killing other players, healing team mates, or completing quests in
PVP in The Elder Scrolls Online is about teamwork, so your best
chance at being crowned Emperor will come if you can PVP with a
guild or large group of players.
Here is a great video that goes into a lot more detail on the
PVP aspect of The Elder Scrolls Online.