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World of Warcraft: Cataclysm is just around the
corner -- and that means Rated Battlegrounds will soon be available.
While Rated Battlegrounds will only be open to level-85 characters, we
know many of you may still have some questions about this new system, so
we’ve put together an FAQ to help address some of the more common
inquiries we've seen.
Q. What are Rated Battlegrounds?
A. Like the Arena system, Rated Battlegrounds are an alternative
way for players to battle against opponents of similar skill levels and
accrue rating to purchase powerful PvP gear. Instead of competing in a
2v2, 3v3, or 5v5 bracket, though, you'll be testing your mettle in
familiar environments like Arathi Basin and Eye of the Storm, as well as
all-new Battlegrounds set to release in Cataclysm.
Q. How are Rated Battlegrounds structured?
A. Rated Battlegrounds are broken down into two brackets: 10v10
and 15v15. These brackets rotate weekly and can be viewed in-game via
the calendar by activating the Battleground holiday filter.
Q. What Battlegrounds are eligible for Rated Battleground matches?
A. Warsong Gulch, Arathi Basin, Eye of the Storm, Strand of the Ancients, Battle for Gilneas, and Twin Peaks.
Q. What happened to the 25v25 bracket?
A. We decided to remove this bracket. We don't feel it's feasible
to ask players to coordinate a group of 25 players for Rated
Battlegrounds. If any player happens to drop group just before a match
begins, the raid group would not be able to enter the battle. We
anticipate most players or guilds will stick with fairly dedicated
10-player groups, and making the jump to 15-player groups shouldn't be
Q. How can I queue for a Rated Battleground?
A. Before entering the queue, you must first create a raid with
the full number of players required for the weekly bracket (10 or 15).
Any level-85 player on your realm and of your faction may participate in
the battle regardless of guild association.
Once you have a raid of the appropriate size, simply open up the PvP
window, click on the Conquest tab, highlight "Rated Battleground," and
then click "Join Battle."
Q. Can I queue up solo and just be matched with a Rated Battleground team?
A. No. You will need to first join a raid of the appropriate size
and level before you can queue up for a Rated Battleground. Individual
queuing will not be available for Rated Battlegrounds.
Q. Do all players in the raid group have to be from the same guild in order to queue for a Rated Battleground?
A. No. So long as the raid group size matches the weekly bracket
and is comprised of level-85 players, you can queue up for a Rated
Battleground no matter what guild you are in. Guild membership has no
effect on the formation of Battleground teams.
Winning a Rated Battleground with a team composed of at least 80% guild
members, however, will result in the additional benefit of guild
experience gain for that guild.
Q. How can I tell if my Rated Battleground team meets the minimum guild requirement?
A. If you join a Rated Battleground with the minimum number of
required guild members, a special guild banner will appear in the
upper-left corner of the in-game mini-map. This will let you know if you
are eligible for the bonus guild experience.
Q. What are the normal benefits of winning a Rated Battleground?
A. When you win a Rated Battleground, you will be rewarded
Conquest points, up to your weekly cap. Weekly caps are individual for
each player and are based on your highest single PvP rating from the
previous week (the cap resets on Tuesdays). This rating can be derived
from your 2v2, 3v3, or 5v5 Arena rating or your Rated Battleground
Q. What Rated Battleground rating do players start out with?
A. Players start at zero Rated Battleground rating and progress
upward from there. If you lose a battle, your Rated Battleground rating
will only be reduced if that rating is currently higher than your Match
Making Value (MMV). For the most part, a rating only goes up.
Q. What’s MMV?
A. Match Making Value (or MMV for short) is our best measure of
an individual player's skill. MMV is the skill rating per format (2v2,
3v3, 5v5, Battleground) and per character that is used for matchmaking.
It exists to help the matchmaking system create great matches as quickly
as possible for all players. It's generally not a rating we show, with
the exception of an average MMV for Arena teams.
Q. Will my MMV go down in the event of a Rated Battleground loss?
A. Yes; however, unlike Arenas, all players in a Rated
Battleground team will win or lose the same amount of Rated Battleground
rating per match depending on its outcome.
Q. Does MMV for Rated Battlegrounds function the same as it does in
Arenas (i.e. does it go up more when you beat a higher-rated team, and
go down more when you lose to a lower-rated team)?
A. Yes. Your MMV will go up faster if you defeat a Rated Battleground team with a higher average MMV.
Q. What’s the plan to prevent your Rated Battleground rating from
skyrocketing at high win ratios? If your rating only goes down when it
is above your MMV, it seems that ratings will just be high on average
(compared to Arena).
A. If your Rated Battleground rating gets inflated much beyond
your MMV, you’ll only receive a minimal amount of points when you win.
Similarly, you’ll lose many more points after a defeat, until your Rated
Battleground rating gets back in line with your MMV. This will prevent
Q. Can consumables and engineering items be used in Rated Battlegrounds?
A.Yes, but they will follow the same rules and restrictions as Arenas.
Q. Will Rated Battleground teams only be matched against other teams in their Battlegroup?
A. No. Rated Battlegrounds will be region-wide, meaning that when
you queue for a Rated Battleground, you will have the opportunity to be
matched against a team from any of our North American World of Warcraft
Q. Are there any plans to reward players with the highest Rated Battleground rating, similar to Arenas?
A. Epic ground mounts will be rewarded at the end of each season
to the top 0.5% of players according to Rated Battleground rating.
Titles are also available as you gain rating in the system. The titles
are rewarded directly from achievements earned from gaining the required