Legion, the upcoming expansion for World of Warcraft, will bring some drastic changes to how PvP works in the game.
Blizzard wrote a new enormous blog post to talk about upcoming major changes to World of Warcraft PvP with the release of Legion expansion.
For starters, Honor and Conquest will no longer be currencies used to buy gear. Instead, when your character reaches max level, you’ll start earning Honor Points from playing in Battlegrounds or Arenas. Earning Honor points increases your Honor Level, up to a maximum of 50. You’ll earn gold, Artifact Power, and something called Honor Talents, which are PvP-only. These will only be active in PvP instances, will work in conjunction with normal Talents, and will be unlocked one at a time as you increase your Honor rank.
Legion is also bringing another major change to gear. Gear stats will be nullified as soon as you enter a PvP instance and you’ll be receiving a pre-determined set of stats that’s “uniquely configured for your specialization.” Things like set bonuses, enchants and Legendary bonuses will also be deactivated.
Gear won’t be completely useless, however, as it’ll add a small modifier to your stats, based on your item level.
Blizzard says these changes will put everyone on an even playing field, without relying too much on gear.
The rest of the update is worth reading if you play the game regularly.
Legion is due for release in September, 2016.