API GetZonePVPInfo

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Returns PVP info for the current zone.

pvpType, isFFA, faction = GetZonePVPInfo();



String - One of the following values:
  • "arena", if you are in an arena
  • "friendly", if the zone is controlled by the faction the player belongs to.
  • "contested" if the zone is contested (PvP server only)
  • "hostile", if the zone is controlled by the opposing faction.
  • "sanctuary", if the zone is a sanctuary and does not allow pvp combat (2.0.x).
  • "combat", if it is a combat zone where players are automatically flagged for PvP combat (3.0.x). Currently applies only to the Wintergrasp zone.
  • nil, if the zone is none of the above. Happens inside instances, including battlegrounds, and on PvE servers when the zone would otherwise be "contested".
Integer - 1 if in a free-for-all arena, nil otherwise.
String - the name of the faction controlling the zone if pvpType is "friendly" or "hostile".


local zone = GetRealZoneText() .. " - " .. tostring(GetSubZoneText());
local pvpType, isFFA, faction = GetZonePVPInfo();
if (pvpType == "friendly" or pvpType == "hostile") then
 zone = zone .. " is controlled by " .. faction .. " (" .. pvpType .. ")";
elseif (pvpType == "sanctuary") then
 zone = zone .. " is a PvP-free sanctuary.";
elseif (isFFA) then
 zone = zone .. " is a free-for-all arena.";
 zone = zone .. " is a contested zone.";


Displays information about the current zone in the default chat frame. Example outputs include:

Stormwind CIty - War Room is controlled by Alliance (friendly)
Alterac Valley - Dun Baldar Pass is a contested zone.