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WoW Classic: How to Join a Battleground
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In WoW Classic, joining a battleground is much more difficult than in Battle for Azeroth, given that Group Finder doesn't exist. Follow our guide to get to grips with instanced PvP in Classic.

WoW Classic: How to Join a Battleground

In WoW Classic, there are only three available battlegrounds: Warsong Gulch, Arathi Basin, and Alterac Valley. However, the process required to join them is much more complex and restrictive than in Battle for Azeroth.

Content Phases

Battlegrounds will not be immediately available at launch, as noted in our Content Roadmap. Though we don't yet know when they will arrive, battlegrounds will be introduced in the following phases:

- Warsong Gulch: Phase 3

- Alterac Valley: Phase 3

- Artathi Basin: Phase 4

Warsong Gulch

Warsong Gulch is a 10v10 Capture the Flag battleground. It is located in the forested border between The Barrens and Ashenvale, and pits the Warsong Outriders against the Silverwing Sentinels. To join, players must be at least Level 10 and should talk to their faction's dedicated NPC:

Horde

  • Brakgul Deathbringer in The Valley of Honor in Orgrimmar
  • Kurden Bloodclaw in The Apothecarium in Undercity
  • Any Warsong Emissary in a Horde Capital
Location of Brakgul Deathbringer in Orgrimmar - World of Warcraft: Classic
Location of Brakgul Deathbringer in Orgrimmar
Location of Kurden Bloodclaw in Undercity - World of Warcraft: Classic
Location of Kurden Bloodclaw in Undercity

Alliance

  • Elfarran in Stormwind Keep in Stomwind
  • Lylandris in The Military Ward in Ironforge
  • Any Silverwing Emissary in an Alliance Capital
Location of Elfarran in Stormwind - World of Warcraft: Classic
Location of Elfarran in Stormwind
Location of Lylandris in Ironforge - World of Warcraft: Classic
Location of Lylandris in Ironforge

Arathi Basin

Arathi Basin is a 15v15 resource race battleground. It is located in Arathi Basin and pits the Forsaken Defilers against the League of Arathor. To join, players must be at least Level 15 and should talk to their faction's dedicated NPC:

Horde

  • Deze Snowbane in The Valley of Honour in Orgrimmar
  • Martin Lindsey in The Spirit Rise in Thunder Bluff
  • Any Defilers Emissary in a Horde Capital
Location of Deze Snowbane in Orgrimmar - World of Warcraft: Classic
Location of Deze Snowbane in Orgrimmar
Location of Martin Lindsey in Thunder Bluff - World of Warcraft: Classic
Location of Martin Lindsey in Thunder Bluff

Alliance

  • Lady Hoteshem in Stormwind Keep in Stormwind
  • Keras Wolfheart in Warrior's Terrace in Darnassus
  • Any Leauge of Arathor Emissary in an Alliance Capital
Location of Lady Hoteshem in Stormwind - World of Warcraft: Classic
Location of Lady Hoteshem in Stormwind
Location of Keras Wolfheart in Darnassus - World of Warcraft: Classic
Location of Keras Wolfheart in Darnassus

Alterac Valley

Alterac Valley is a 40v40 PvPvE attleground. It is located in Alterac Mountains and pits the Frostwolf Clan against the Stormpike Guard. To join, players must be at least Level 51 and should talk to their faction's dedicated NPC:

Horde

  • Kartra Bloodsnarl in The Valley of Honour in Orgrimmar
  • Grizzle Halfmane in The Apothecarium in Undercity
  • Taim Ragetotem in The Hunter Rise in Thunder Bluff
  • Any Frostwolf Emissary in a Horde Capital
Location of Kartra Bloodsnarl in Orgrimmar - World of Warcraft: Classic
Location of Kartra Bloodsnarl in Orgrimmar
Location of Grizzle Halfmane in Undercity - World of Warcraft: Classic
Location of Grizzle Halfmane in Undercity
Location of Taim Ragetotem in Thunder Bluff - World of Warcraft: Classic
Location of Taim Ragetotem in Thunder Bluff

Alliance

  • Thelman Slatefist in Stormwind Keep
  • Brogun Stoneshield in Warrior's Terrace in Darnassus
  • Glordrum Steelbeard in The Military Ward in Ironforge
  • Any Stormpike Emissary in an Alliance Capital
Location of Thelman Slatefist in Stormwind - World of Warcraft: Classic
Location of Thelman Slatefist in Stormwind
Location of Brogun Stoneshield in Darnassus - World of Warcraft: Classic
Location of Brogun Stoneshield in Darnassus
Location of Glordrum Steelbeard in Ironforge - World of Warcraft: Classic
Location of Glordrum Steelbeard in Ironforge

WoW Classic: Phase 2 Launches On Wednesday November 13 2019!

The way in which WoW Classic content will be deployed remains one of the major questions for future players, especially regarding PvP. To address these issues, Blizzard recently released the order in which each instance and features will be published.

Written by Laerezh, Translated from the French by Millenium.

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Mark Weber 2 years ago

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