Battlegrounds are instanced areas used for player versus player combat (PvP).
In them players can participate in team PvP, struggling for victory in one of a number of battlegrounds against a similarly capable team of players from the opposite faction.
Battlegrounds are the main way for players to earn honor points, used to purchase PvP rewards.
Players can also gain experience points through participating in battlegrounds, making them a viable option for leveling.
The first battlegrounds become available at level 10, with new battlegrounds becoming available as the player levels.
Players can queue for battlegrounds through the PvP interface.
Battlegrounds represent major staging posts in the ongoing conflict between the Alliance and the Horde.
Fighting for the rights to valuable resources, access to powerful technologies or control of strategic ground, these battles rage endlessly.
Each faction struggles to assert their dominance in these battlegrounds in the name of their faction and for personal honor, gaining rank and standing among their allies as a result of their actions on the field.
Those who demonstrate their bravery and prowess will be rewarded handsomely, with the most powerful gear and weapons in their faction's armories.