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Outnumbered is an effect that is applied each scoring tick (every 5 minutes) in World versus World if the player's team are greatly outnumbered by enemy players on that map at the moment of the tick. It serves both as a warning as well as a compensation.“
The enemies greatly outnumber your forces, be careful out there!
+20% Magic Find
+25% World Experience
Take no armor damage on death
Being killed by the enemy team will not grant War Score.
— In-game description
- Once applied, the effect will not be removed until the next tick—even if your team becomes fairly matched during the countdown—so long as you remain in the map for that duration.
- While this effect is active, the player will gain 5 extra pips towards their Skirmish reward track progress per tick.
- Prior to the 9 July 2013 patch, this effect was known as Outmanned.
- Prior to the 11 July 2017 patch, this effect was not tied to scoring ticks and would be applied or removed in immediate response to team numbers. With the introduction of Skirmish reward tracks, some players developed a habit of flooding into Outnumbered maps as the tick approached in order to take advantage of the pip bonus, thereby—ironically—filling the team and removing the effect, preventing anyone from earning the bonus.