Blizzard Has Taken Action Against Those Who Use World Quest Exploits; Explains Ranked BfA PvP Item Levels

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Sep 6, 2018
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Blizzard has provided additional details on the ongoing investigation on using World Quest exploits in Battle for Azeroth and has explained what PvP item levels are awarded for each PvP rank.

Last week, we reported on various players using World Quest exploits to raise their reputation with the Battle for Azeroth factions. Blizzard said it would investigate the reported issues and promised to take action against those who used the exploits.

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In a new post on the official World of Warcraft forums, Blizzard has provided additional details about the exploit.

Recently, many players brought an alleged exploit to our attention. These reports purported a method involving manipulating raid status in order to repeatedly gain reputation and other rewards from World Quests. We quickly investigated and found no truth to these claims. However, in the course of that investigation, we uncovered a different exploit that could have a similar effect.

The actual bug could cause characters to get into a state where they could complete World Quests repeatedly, receiving full rewards each time.

After fixing the bug, we felt it necessary to take action against a very small number of players who used it extensively to their advantage. One of our core values is ‘Play Nice; Play Fair’, and we take seriously the responsibility to maintain a level playing field for all players. No one wants to see a player use an obviously unintended shortcut to progress far beyond all other players.

You’ll find the Blizzard End User License Agreement here for reference.

In other Battle for Azeroth related news – Blizzard also provided additional details on the expansion’s PvP item levels.

Now that BFA Season 1 is underway, we’ve seen a number of questions about the item levels of various rewards and reward tiers. Here’s an outline of the current item levels you’ll see when you receive rewards from ranked PvP:

Tier, Rating, End of Match iLvl, Weekly cache iLvl, Weekly Azerite item iLvl

Unranked0 – 1399, item level 340, item level 355, item level 355

Combatant1400 – 1599, item level 350, item level 365, item level 355

Challenger1600 – 1799, item level 360, item level 370, item level 370

Rival1800 – 2099, item level 365, item level 375, item level 370

Duelist2100 – 2399, item level 370, item level 380, item level 385

Gladiator2400+, item level 375, item level 385, item level 385

Some reminders:
End of match rewards are occasional.
For your weekly Azerite item Conquest turn-in, see Marshal Gabriel in the Salt and Shanty Inn near the Ashvane Docks in Boralus or Xander Silberman at Mugambala in Zandalar.
You’ll loot your weekly cache reward from a chest in that area.
The weekly cache items can Warforge/Titanforge.

Now go strike down your enemies!

WoW: Battle for Azeroth is available now.

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