Yesterday, Blizzard officially announced the launch of Battlegrounds in Classic. Warsong Gulch and Alterac Valley will open simultaneously on all realms on 10th of December.
The content of WoW Classic is being rolled out in phases. Phase 2 was released earlier this month, which you can find it covered here. Battlegrounds were supposed to come out in early 2020, along with Blackwing Lair. However, looks like they are being rolled out earlier than planned to satisfy the players.
On 15th of November, Blizzard released Phase 2. This included honor system and world bosses being introduced. The honor system awarded honor to players who kill other “honorable” targets. As a result to this, the honor system sparked an impressive amount of World PvP. While this being a good thing, it also has some “downsides” to it. This led to players eager for honor camping lower level areas most of the time. Of course, this is making the game difficult to play for some players, especially those close to level 60.
But now, with Battlegrounds added to the game, Classic World PvP will be less harsh on the players. The honor eager PvP-ers will now have a fun and efficient way to earn honor.
In addition to the Battlegrounds, some world events are also introduced on 10th of December. Blizzard also announced that Elemental Invasions will occur in Kalimdor. This will feature Blazing, Thundering, Watery and Whirling invaders to appear in various zones. The zones are Un’goro Crater, Azshara, Winterspring, and Silithus respectively.
Warsong Gulch and Alterac Valley will open in WoW Classic simultaneously on all realms the week of December 10. At the same time, Elemental Invasions will occur in Kalimdor, with Blazing, Thundering, Watery, and Whirling Invaders appearing in Un’goro Crater, Azshara, Winterspring, and Silithus respectively.Kaivax – Blizzard Community Manager
We’ve been following the deadly deeds of the Classic community closely over the last week as the Honor system sparked an impressive amount of World PvP on PvP realms, and we’re excited to see what might transpire over the next three weeks. Nonetheless, like many of you, we can’t wait to charge into some battlegrounds, so we’ve detached this content unlock from the plan we previously announced. Blackwing Lair and Darkmoon Faire are coming in early 2020.
We’ll have an exact timestamp for this content unlock to share with you in early December.
See you there!
Blackwing Lair and Darkmoon Faire, both included in Phase 3, will become available in early 2020. But for now, Battlegrounds and Elemental Invasions are detached from that phase.
Nonetheless, this will be a refreshing addition, especially to the hardcore PvP players.