TYPES OF PVP
In The Elder Scrolls Online, there are 3 unique types of PvP. These include Battlegrounds, Imperial City, and Cyrodiil.
Battlegrounds is a minigame where 3 teams of 4 players each compete to accomplish that game's objective. There are multiple game objectives you can get including Team Deathmatch, Domination, Crazy King, Capture the Relic and Choas Ball.
To queue for Battlegrounds you will open up the Activity finder, the same one used for dungeons, and select Battlegrounds. Here you will find options for a Solo Random Battleground or Group Random Battleground which can be selected from the drop down menu on the top right.
Cyrodiil is an open world PvP zone where all three factions are competing for Emperorship by capturing keeps and outposts with the help of siege weapons. Which predominantly PvP, you can also find PvE questing and enemies.
To queue for Cyrodiil you will access the Alliance War menu on PC/Mac by pressing “L." Console players can access the Alliance War menu by navigating to Main Menu, then Campaigns. Once there, you will see Cyrodiil on the left side menu. Click on Cyrodiil to expand the menu to see the individual campaigns. Entering the Alliance Locked campaign will prevent you from entering that campaign again on a character of a different faction, so choose wisely! Standard No-CP blocks the use of all CP bonuses. Standard will allow the use of all CP. Below Level 50 is pretty self explanatory - it's a special campaign available only for characters below level 50. After deciding on which type of zone you would like to play in, click on it and you will then see the campaign names appear to the right. Right click on the campaign you’d like to join to display 2 options. We suggest you set the one you choose to be your “Home” campaign in order to earn bonus rewards when the campaign ends. Once you are ready select “Enter Campaign” to join in on the action.
Imperial City is also an open world PvP zone with a hint of PvE. The first half of Imperial City is the “topside.” Imperial City is broken into 6 districts with flags which can be captured in the name of your faction. There are also 6 daily PvE quests you can find, one for each district. The second half of Imperial City is the large sewer network below ground where you can find more PvP and PvE action.
To queue for Imperial City you will access the Alliance War menu on PC/Mac by pressing “L." Console players can access the Alliance War menu by navigating to Main Menu, then Campaigns. Once there, you will see Imperial City on the left side menu. Click on Imperial City to expand the menu to see the individual campaigns. Once you are ready select “Enter Campaign” to join in on the action.
If you are newer to PvP suggest trying out any No-CP campaign first to level the playing field just a bit.