SONY ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT LAUNCHES EVERQUEST® II BATTLEGROUNDS

WHAT: 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*!

ABOUT BATTLEGROUNDS: 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

WHEN: 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


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