Battleground holidays occur during all weekends, starting on Thursday night at Midnight and continuing until early Tuesday morning. During a holiday, emissaries from the featured battleground are found in the major cities, and honor & faction rewards for performing objectives in that battleground are increased. These increases were explained in an official posting on the forums in December 2007 by Nethaera, and can be found below.
You can find the current schedule of battleground holidays on the calendar for your character when logged-in on the official web site.
Battleground holidays follow a rotating sequence. Occasionally, the sequence has been updated to include newer battlegrounds, in addition to older battlegrounds. Each weekend, the next battleground in the cycle is selected. So the battleground featured on the first weekend of the month, for example, can be different from month to month. This is different from previous years, when there were fewer battlegrounds, and a battleground's holiday fell on the same weekend every month.
As of Patch 3.3.3, battleground holidays are referred to as "Call to Arms".
As of Patch 4.3.4, battleground holidays have the following cycle of events:
- Call to Arms: Alterac Valley
- Call to Arms: Warsong Gulch
- Call to Arms: Arathi Basin
- Call to Arms: Strand of the Ancients
- Call to Arms: Isle of Conquest
- Call to Arms: The Battle for Gilneas
- Call to Arms: Twin Peaks
- Call to Arms: Eye of the Storm
Bonus honor and reputation
- Alterac Valley
- Warsong Gulch
|Flag Capture||2 Kill(s)||2 Kill(s)|
|Win||1 Kill(s)||3 Kill(s)|
|Map Complete||2 Kill(s)||4 Kill(s)|
- Arathi Basin
- Eye of the Storm
|Honor per resource||1 Kill(s) per 330 resources||1 Kill(s) per 200 resources|
|Win||1 Kill(s)||1 Kill(s)|
|Map Complete||1 Kill(s)||1 Kill(s)|