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.