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Is World of Warcraft down? How to check World of Warcraft server status for Dragonflight

Servers are down. Must be Tuesday, or Blizzard is going through some rough problems in their backend.

World of Warcraft is approaching twenty years old, and only one thing has been constant in its life — server maintenance. Being a behemoth of an online game, Blizzard must bring the servers down occasionally to implement significant bug fixes, patches, or general server maintenance.

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Sometimes, the servers go down due to unexpected hiccups. Battle.net is likely experiencing server issues, which is probably why World of Warcraft is not online. Here are the best ways to keep up with server maintenance for World of Warcraft if you cannot connect.

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Where can I find the World of Warcraft server status?

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The best way to check on the status of a World of Warcraft server is to visit the official website’s server status page. If there is a red circle with an X inside of it next to the server name, the realm is currently offline. The realm is online if it has a green circle with a check mark inside.

On July 16, 2023, Blizzard began experiencing authentication issues, and players reported failed or slow login attempts to World of Warcraft. After 2 hours, Blizzard customer support advised that the login issues had been resolved.

There are several other ways to determine the status of World of Warcraft realms, but they are not as foolproof as they used to be. The World of Warcraft Companion App is one way: it will pop up an alert if the servers are down and won’t give access to characters.

The Battle.net Launcher will also display server maintenance times at the top of the application. While often accurate, the listed times might be off if server maintenance ends earlier or is extended.

Finally, you can try to log into the game. If the server list pops up and any servers are greyed out, that usually means that they are offline. Servers that are not down will be lit up in green and available to click.

There is also a small chance that servers could merge or be shut down. Blizzard, however, is usually very good about keeping players up to date with major changes to servers such as these.


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Zack Palm is the Senior Writer of Gamepur and has spent over five years covering video games, and earned a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Oregon State University. He spends his free time biking, running tabletop campaigns, and listening to heavy metal. His primary game beats are Pokémon Go, Destiny 2, Final Fantasy XIV, and any newly released title, and he finds it difficult to pull away from any Star Wars game.