Our goal is to bring the best out of Wrath of the Lich King, while at the sametime, bringing in new features and making quality-of-life changes where need be. Our patch allows us to do just that.
You can advance through 14 ranks by defeating the opposite faction in battlegrounds. When winning a battleground, you'll also be rewarded with a cache that contains gold, and other rare items. Once a rank has been earned, it will remain permanent. These ranks can be viewed under the Battlegrounds achievement category in-game.
Honor points remain unchanged. Field Marshal (Alliance) and Warlord (Horde) will unlock the full classic-pvp transmogrification set as well as Tier-2 Wrathful Gladiator weapons! Reaching the next and final rank will unlock the weaponry transmogrification. Note, that it takes half as many victories to reach rank 13 than rank 14. The final push reward remains cosmetic, should you choose to earn it.
At the end of each season, the victory count will be made public for all players to view and the Battleground Annihilator achievement and title will be rewarded to the top 10 players on each faction.
When you win a rated arena match, you'll be given a Gladiator's Cache, containing gold and many rare cosmetic drops, including mounts. After our first arena season ends, we'll be continuing to add new season rewards. The first season will be Wrathful. After the Wrathful season, we'll be moving into the following seasons.
Just as for Wrathful, each season has its own title and mount reward for the prevailing arena teams. In addition, we will be offering improved rewards for the 2v2 bracket than normal. The titles will be distributed accordingly for the following brackets.
Top team end of each season. Title Reward: Deadly Gladiator
Second and third Place teams end of each season. Title Reward: Gladiator
First place team at the end of the first season. Title Reward: Wrathful Gladiator
Second and third place teams end of each season. Title Reward: Relentless Gladiator
Fourth and fifth place teams end of each season. Title Reward: Gladiator
First place team at the end of the first season. Title Reward: Furious Gladiator
Second and third place teams end of each season. Title Reward: Gladiator
You will be rewarded with the following titles as soon as you reach any rating within any bracket.
- Challenger: 1600
- Rival: 1800
- Duelist: 2000
Specific season mounts. 500 arena points and 2300 rating in the 3v3 or 5v5 bracket.
- Wrathful Gladiator's Frost Wyrm
- Gruesome Gladiator's Frost Wyrm
- Vehement Gladiator's Frost Wyrm
- Pernicious Gladiator's Frost Wyrm
- Icebinding Gladiator's Frost Wyrm
- Relentless Gladiator's Frost Wyrm: Requires 2200 rating in any bracket.
- Furious Gladiator's Frost Wyrm: Requires 2100 rating in any bracket.
- Deadly Gladiator's Frost Wyrm: Requires 2000 rating in any bracket.
We've created a patch to update several areas of the game, implement new achievements, new arena seasons, rewards and more. The patch download size remains small, and easy to install. It's highly recommended that you install the patch before entering the game, as you will experience visual errors, missing spells, rewards and achievements without it.
If you experience any issues with the patch, or have any questions, please contact our support team through the ticket system in-game or through our discord support channel.
In-game, you'll notice a few minor quality-of-life changes. Some of which are listed below.
- Starting areas now have a mailbox present.
- Class trainers teach you new spells free of charge.
- All flight paths are learned automatically.
- Upon reaching level 80, you'll be able to purchase item-level 200 gear within Dalaran at the cost of gold.
- Glyphs can be purchased from any class trainer within capital cities.
- Heirlooms can be purchased for gold in Dalaran.
You will not need to maximize a profession to use the profession-bound combat benefits. Upon learning the profession, you'll unlock the combat bonuses immediately. The bonuses are available for a small gold cost from the supply vendor nearby, and do not require reagents.
This is the only change to professions. All other recipes remain unchanged.
Eastern Kingdoms, Kalimdor Flying and Dynamic Mounts
You can now ride your flying mounts in all areas of the game, changing depending on your location. Similar to how they function on the live servers today.
You may purchase Flight Master's License from the Dalaran Flying Trainer upon reaching level 80. This allows you to ride flying mounts in Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor, excluding near major cities such as Orgrimmar and Stormwind.