Elder Scrolls Online previews Morrowind’s Foyada Quarry (pro tip: lava is hot)

ZeniMax has this morning released a deep-dive of one of the trio of battlegrounds due to launch in The Elder Scrolls Online when Morrowind arrives in June. The so-dubbed Foyada Quarry is quite different from the last battleground previewed, being wide-open with little cover.

“In this deserted granite quarry, you can view exactly where the action is right from the start. However, when navigating this map, you should watch your step; the entire site is now overflowing with lava, bathing the arena in a red glow and burning those unfortunate enough to fall in. Despite the environmental hazards provided by the looming Red Mountain, Foyada Quarry funnels the action right into the center of the map via a selection of granite pathways and seared wooden bridges. Because the majority of the map is so open, teams are able to quickly close and engage with each other, thrusting you into battle almost immediately upon leaving your base and making it an especially fast-paced Battleground.”

ZOS notes that crowd control will be particularly useful on the map as you knock enemies into lava and away from the capture point in the center of the map, at least in domination mode. Ouch.

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Roger Melly

I like the look of this but I doubt I will be rushing out to buy the expansion on release ( maybe at some future date when its on sale ) . I had been playing ESO quite a lot in the last few months but I am only doing so casually now with all whispers , says and yells turned off because I couldn’t stomach the awful attitude of many players in the community when doing group content . By far the worst community I have encountered in 12 years of mmo gaming , maybe I have just been unlucky but it’s made my interest in this game less than it would have been had I not encountered so many antisocial players because I like the game itself .

The money saved on the ESO expansion will probably go towards Mass Effect Andromeda once I have played through the first three all of which I have never played before .


Well done ESO. You’ve made a PVE guy interested in PVP. I’m looking forward to trying these battlegrounds out.

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Alex Willis

Well, it looks like Dragon Knights are going to become a “hot” (Eh? Eh?) commodity for this map. Chain-pull into lava + stun = melted enemy.

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Ow!  Fire hot!

Fire indeed hot!