Nexus is the first of the Battle Islands that SOE will be releasing over time. These Islands are essentially mini-continents, and focus on two-sided conflict, as opposed to the three-sided conflicts on the actual continents Indar, Esamir, Amerish, and Hossin. Nexus's terrain seems to reflect an alpine territory. The island seems to have large mountain ranges, dense alpine fir and spruce forests, and large caves and crevices. The island also features extensive indoor combat zones, and tight urban combat scenarios. The island seems to be appealing to modern console shooter's audiences.
On live servers, these islands will be limited to a maximum of 250 players on location at a single time. During MLG or competitive matches, they will be limited to 48 versus 48.