The past month has seen an ongoing, large-scale war between two forces consisting of numerous guilds and alliances on each side. This is a rundown of the current large-scale war in Albion's black zones.
One side consists of POE, Squad, and their, so-called, rental empire, including the NOPE Alliance and Reject Sanity. The other is a loose group drawn together for the singular goal of removing their enemies from the Outlands and creating a space where they are free to fight smaller groups, rather than large empires that control over half the map.
This group includes (Call) June/Menace, (OOPS) Homeless Crew, (Surf) Tidal, (Steve) Elevate, and others.
The war has been ongoing since the last month of Season 12, almost without stopping. As soon as people secured their rewards, they reformed new allegiances and started targeting Hideouts. So while one reason for the war was the Blue Army's pursuit of first place, the bigger reason was the coalition's pursuit of Hideouts.
Some of these large-scale fights can be viewed via War Report from AlbionTV.
Due to Blue Army's intent in going for first place for season 13, and currently leading by a large margin, we are starting to see an increase in activity. They claim this will be King Mojo's final season and that they will be closing the guild at the end of the season, which has brought back many old-school members who have been grinding points and objectives every day.
Most days they have been active both in the accumulation of points and the territory war that has been raging between the two major factions. With instructions from their GMs to fight to the bitter end, it's no surprise we've seen record-breaking black zone PvP content lately.
Things came to a head this past week, a certain player tracked over 5,500 kills in a 24-hour period.
Blue Army and Crimson Imperium Reborn have controlled much of the Outlands for a long time, and have defeated multiple coalitions formed to destroy them. This time may be different, or the same old things will play out again. What is certain, though, is that these PvP events are the ones with the largest number of players participating in the history of Albion Online. Hopefully, looking at the state of the game, Albion does not follow in the footsteps of Eve.