Blizzard Releases World of Warcraft Classic Patches that Increase Maximum Realm Capacity To Cut Down on Queues


Blizzard has rolled out various World of Warcraft Classic patches that increase the maximum realm capacity on all realms.

As covered over the past few weeks, Blizzard’s vanilla server option for World of Warcraft has been plagued by severe queues on the most popular realms. Blizzard already warned players for extreme waiting times and urged players to move to lower-populated servers to prevent the hours-long queues. Upon launch, new realms were opened in all regions and Blizzard has now increased the maximum realm capacity on all realms to battle the queues.

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According to Blizzard, the highest-populated servers should now have smaller queues, while the lesser populated realms should have no queues at all.

Classic’s Azeroth is equal parts wonder and hazard, and its trials will push players to their limits. The Alliance and the Horde, in the midst of outright war, are made to reckon with forces whose powers transcend their own brutal conflict—including some of the most iconic and love-hated of villains of the Warcraft®universe, like Ragnaros the Firelord and the Archlich Kel’Thuzad.

“It’s been a long time coming, but we’re overjoyed to welcome our friends new and old to classic Azeroth,” said J. Allen Brack, president of Blizzard Entertainment. “The community’s excitement is infectious and deeply motivating—it’s clear they’re as thrilled as we are to relive the World of Warcraft Classic experience. We look forward to rediscovering its wonders and challenges together with them, starting today.”

World of Warcraft Classic is available now globally.