World of Warcraft is getting a more Call of Duty-like PVP system


Honor levels and Prestige!

Blizzard is changing things up for World of Warcraft's PVP mode once the Legion expansion hits, and it sounds like the system is going to get closer to the Vanilla era.

For starters, currencies for buying gear will be eradicated. Players will instead level up with a mechanic closer to most online shooters, unlocking rewards and "Honor Talents" (loadouts). When entering PVP your Honor Talents will unlock, and gear won't matter "all that much." Stats will be nullified after entering PVP (only providing a nominal bonus), normalizing the playing field for all players. Hell, it even has a Prestige system, where you can reset your Honor Level to 1 for rewards. It's a tried and true system that's worked for years as a carrot for players, so why not try it, I guess.

All of this sounds pretty good (or at least, better than the current system) as PVP needed some shaking up, but is it too little too late? Legion isn't even set to launch until mid to late next year.

Legion PvP Preview [Battle.net]

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