For WoW Classic fans who aren’t content with open world PvP of their rivals, Blizzard has good news. Two instanced battlegrounds have now descended into the game. Both Warsong Gulch and Alterac Valley pit players of the Horde and Alliance against one another in a battle for dominance. These battlegrounds are “structured opportunities to earn meaningful amounts of Honor and help [players] climb the PvP ranks”.
Warsong Gulch is a 10v10 battleground that utilizes the familiar capture the flag rules. The first to capture three of the opposing team’s flags will win the fight and earns Honor towards their PvP rank. Players will need to be at least level 10 to participate and will have to visit the Battlemaster in any one of the game’s capital cities. Fortunately for newbs, WoWhead has a great guide for the best tips and strategies players need to stick it to the opposite team. Check it out here.
Alterac Valley is a massive 40v40 battleground where players should “prepare to engage in a battle for every square meter”. The fight is one that requires coordination, the collection of resources, and a spirited defense of your own team’s stronghold. There are also a number of PvP and PvE objectives to complete in order to successfully win this sometimes long and arduous fight. Players will need to be at least level 51 to participate. Visiting a capital city’s Battlemaster will queue them for the battleground.
“You and your team will need to coordinate to complete PvE and PvP objectives to win. You’ll control key locations such as mines, towers, and graveyards, which will help you push further into the map toward the main objective—the opposite faction’s general—Vanndar Stormpike for the Alliance or Drek’Thar for the Horde. You can make this task easier for you and your team by destroying enemy towers and killing the elites guarding the generals.”
Read more about Alterac Valley over at WoWhead.
Also, check out Blizzard’s blog on the WoW Classic official site.