It finally happened. After years of people claiming that it was happening whenever any change was made to PvP servers that the complainer didn’t like, Blizzard has finally killed PvP servers in World of Warcraft. Of course, the reason is that PvE servers have also been killed; the shift to War Mode means that everyone can choose between open PvP or not at will, so there’s no longer a need for separate server rulesets like that.
The War Mode toggle can be changed in any major city and offers a slight experience bonus and constant use of PvP talents in exchange for always being flagged as open for PvP combat. It’s part of the game’s design shift to encourage a different approach to open PvP, so players who still enjoy the risk of open combat should make a point to enable the mode early; still, there are benefits even for those who aren’t a big fan of PvP combat.
PvP realms are now PvE – because the decision to engage in World PvP is now yours!
Turn on War Mode, through the talents pane while in your faction’s capital city, to engage in World PvP! ⚔️
— World of Warcraft (@Warcraft) July 29, 2018