CVar violenceLevel

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This CVar controls the violence level setting of in-game combat. It is very noteworthy for parents with young children who play World of Warcraft.

Default Setting


Possible Settings

Accepts settings in a range of 0-5, with each setting showing slightly more blood, and slightly more combat effects as the setting is increased.

No combat effects.
Blood, display of some combat effects.
Bloodiest. Highest violence level. A lot of gore.

Changing this setting

Requires UI restart to take effect.

In-game, type the following;

/console violenceLevel setting

Alternatively, you can exit wow, open file, and add the following line;

SET violenceLevel "setting"

Other Notes

For those concerned about young players, do one of the following: Type this in-game:

/console violenceLevel 0

Or copy and paste the following into file;

SET violenceLevel "0"


WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.6.0 (2005-07-12): Added in 1.6.0 or shortly earlier.