Guide to Limited and Full PvP

In Albion Online, there are 2 major PvP areas called limited PvP and full PvP areas. After opening the World Map, these two areas will be shown clearly with special symbol.

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The first section you’ll actually across in the game are PvE areas which not allow all types of PvP although you are flagged. The next area with brown text, little swords, and one skull is what’s called limited PvP areas. For the full PvP areas, the symbol will be red with three skulls with swords and axes.

The Difference Between Limited PvP and Full PvP

Limited PvP Area

Limited PvP means you cannot attack other players unless you or another player is flagged. The flagged player will be displayed as a red dot clearly on the map. This gives you a chance to attack or flee from that player. It can be very beneficial to see if someone’s going to come attack you if you’re not flagged in the area. Or vice versa if you are flagged, people can easily sneak up and try to kill you as well.

If you are planning to go to the limited PvP area, do not flag yourself from the start since another player can see you clearly on the map. This mean they will know your location and can kill you easily.

Instead, look for a player who is flagged, sneak, and kill them with a small group of people. A 1-1 duel isn’t recommended since it’s too risky. There will be a chance of losing all equipment.

Full PvP Area

A full PvP area, on the other hand, will not show the flagged player on the map. This mean everyone you see in the area can attack you and loot all of your items and equipment. Be ready to fight at any time when you are in the Full PvP area.

It’s also recommended to always be flagged since it allows you to freely attack other players. And you can also defend yourself from enemies as well because you can be attacked at any time without knowing when. And remember that some dungeon including Hellgates is located in the PvP area as well.

limited pvp and full pvp area symbol in albion

Flagging System

You can flag yourself easily by turning this mode on. There is a small icon on the top next to your character name saying “Click to change to hostile. Changing to hostile will allow you to attack friendly players. It only works in PvP-enabled regions”

When you click, it takes about two minutes or so to enable PvP. You will be flagged and able to attack another player freely as long as you are in the PvP areas.

Why Venture to PvP Areas

PvP area in Albion Online isn’t just about killing and looting people for fun. Resource is almost everything in the sandbox game like Albion. And all precious and high quality will be found only in the PvP area as explained in our Complete Resource and Crafting Explanation article. This alone is worth the risk of losing your life. But remember; always travel as a group when you are in a full PvP area. If you friend isn’t online, go to the limited area instead and keep distant from a flagged player.

Dungeon and Hellgates in Albion Introduced

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One of the big challenges for the developer team when designing an open world sandbox game like Albion Online is that a common strategy for players is to group up in very large groups called Zergs. They came up with the idea of Hellgates. They are supposed to promote players running around in the world in smaller groups.

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They tried to create fair and evenly matched combat situations for players. Hellgates, a rift to the Hell Dimension, are the outcome of that idea.

How Hellgates Work

You and four of your friends can actually go through a portal which will take you to these special Hell dungeons. And within these dungeons, they’re filled with demons. You will fight these demons to get soul stones, and at the end you will encounter a huge demon boss.

In order to open a Hellgate in Albion Online, you have to find a Gatekeeper. Albion is ravaged by a previous war, and there are many places that are weak, where the connection between the planes is damaged. At these places, gatekeepers will appear and can be defeated. And when you fight one, if you manage to defeat one which isn’t easy, it will open a portal to Hell. This Hellgate can only be used by those who defeated the demon, and only up to five people can enter it.

The Hellgate itself works very much like a mini dungeon. So, it is filled with very nasty, hellish creatures.

hellgates in albion online

Chance to Fight Against Players

The most exciting thing is that at the same time there’s a second portal somewhere in the world, and if another group of people discovers that second portal, they will come rushing in into the same place where you are.

When you enter Hellgates, you never know what is going to happen. It’s possible that you are alone, that you’re just up against the demons of Hell and their boss, but it’s just as likely that you will encounter another group.

And if you encounter these groups down there, they will usually be out for blood. They will try to fight you(pvp). They will try to fight you for the spoils that you’ll find in this place.

Because the number of how many people can enter Hell and also how many enemy groups you’ll encounter there are limited, it’s going to be a fair, square and skill-based fight.

Hellgates Boss

The creature waiting for you at the end of the Hellgates is a powerful demon. The interesting part about the demon boss is that he throws off these lava bombs. These lava bombs actually stay on the ground and deal damage to anyone that gets close to them.

He can slam the ground, flood the combat area with lava and knock everyone back dealing massive damage to them. And then, obviously, if you get too close to him, he will strike you and deal a lot of damage that way. But when you defeat him, you get a lot of souls, and these souls are used for crafting really powerful items, and that’s why you come to Hell.
In addition, demons in Hellgates drop soul stones. It’s a rare and very expensive item used for high-level equipment. It’s an essential item for all players.

fighting with hellgates demon boss