Cataclysm Classic PvP Season 9 is Live – Compete in Rated Battlegrounds and Arenas

Cataclysm Classic PvP Season 9 is Live - Compete in Rated Battlegrounds and Arenas
  • Author: Luxrah
  • Date: May 29, 2024
  • Updated: May 29, 2024
  • Expansion: Cataclysm

If you’ve been itching to get started with some rated PvP in Cataclysm Classic since the expansion launched last week, there’s good news: Season 9 has now begun!

You’ll now be able to earn ratings, epic PvP gear, and other rewards in Arenas and Rated Battlegrounds. Cataclysm marks the introduction of Rated Battlegrounds in Classic WoW, allowing you to compete with a premade team of 10 players in Arathi Basin, Warsong Gulch, Eye of the Storm, or either of two new battlegrounds, Battle for Gilneas and Twin Peaks.

Blizzard recently announced a Cataclysm Arena Tournament, which will be open to signups through June 7th. The tournament features a total prize pool worth $50,000.

The first tier of Cataclysm raids will open on May 30th, and we’ll see the new world bosses and the first boss of the Baradin Hold raid become available on June 4th.

Blizzard – (Source)

Engage in an all new PvP season beginning with weekly resets. Gather your team to take on the challenge of Rated Arenas and Rated Battlegrounds and earn Conquest points to spend on new and more powerful PvP gear.

Season 9 also brings with it two new battlegrounds, Battle for Gilneas and Twin Peaks, and sets the stage for a dynamic PvP experience.

New Raid Dungeons: The Battle Begins May 30

Beginning on May 30 at 3:00 pm PDT globally, level 85 players will be able to take their first steps into three raid dungeons: The Bastion of Twilight, Blackwing Descent, and Throne of the Four Winds.

The Bastion of Twilight stands as a dark symbol of the Old Gods’ burgeoning power on Azeroth. Various branches of the Twilight’s Hammer dwell deep beneath the towering form— considered the cult’s foremost command center— along with their twisted leader, Cho’gall. There he, and his servants, conspire to bring the Old Gods’ apocalyptic visions to fruition by bleeding Azeroth of all sanity, hope, and life.

Zone: Twilight Highlands
Difficulty: (10) Normal, (10) Heroic, (25) Normal, (25) Heroic
Bosses: 4 (5 on Heroic difficulty)

  • Halfus Wyrmbreaker: Imbued with unnatural power and stamina by Cho’gall the ettin Halfus Wyrmbreaker captures dragons for use as fodder in the Twilight’s Hammer’s rituals. To this end, he has enslaved a behemoth proto-dragon to aid him in hunting down his winged prey.
  • Theralion and Valiona: Magically aged to adulthood, Valiona and Theralion were to be paragons among a new clutch of twilight dragons, leading their brood in scouring Azeroth of life. Instead, they waste their incredible powers constantly bickering and fighting each other.
  • Ascendant Council: As the most powerful Twilight’s Hammer cultists to be twisted into elemental beings, the Ascendant Council members have long forgotten their existence as mere mortals. From their wicked sanctum they oversee the selection of new ascension candidates.
  • Cho’gall: Under Cho’gall’s control, the orcish Twilight’s Hammer clan was transformed into a murderous cult obsessed with the Old Gods and their herald, Deathwing. Extended contact with his dark master has hideously warped both Cho’gall’s mind and body.
  • Sinestra (on Heroic difficulty only):  Originally Deathwing’s prime consort, Sinestra created the first twilight dragons, but was later obliterated by one of her terrifying creations. Now a ravaged husk reanimated by insidious magic, Sinestra oversees the creation of new twilight clutches.

Gather your allies and get in the battle!

About the Author


I've been playing World of Warcraft on and off since vanilla, usually as a healer or caster and often as a guild leader. I play both retail and classic. I also love RPGs, sandboxes, and sims.

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