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Blizzard “substantially increasing” WoW Classic realm capacity

Blizzard has announced that it's increasing the number of people who can log in and play WoW Classic simultaneously

Since players were transported back to 2006-style Azeroth earlier this week with World of Warcraft Classic’s launch, there’s been some queues forming both inside and outside of the game. Questers have been forming orderly lines to battle bosses and some realms have been overstuffed, with even ‘medium’ population servers having seen queue times. However, Blizzard’s now announced that it’s increasing the maximum capacity of realms.

In an announcement on the WoW forums called “Maximum realm capacity increased – 28 August”, Blizzard says “with hotfixes that we are currently deploying to all WoW Classic realms, we are substantially increasing the number of players that can be simultaneously logged in and playing. We expect this to result in smaller queues for realms that have large queues, and some realms should no longer have queues at all.”

The studio adds that it’ll “closely monitor performance and stability throughout this process.” There’s no number given yet on what the new cap will be but it sounds like players will soon see those queues start to drop.

Judging by comments under the posts, it looks like this is welcome news to many of the players keen to get their teeth into Classic and get levelling up.

If you’re looking to get into Classic Azeroth but aren’t sure where to jump in, check out our guide to the best World of Warcraft Classic servers, plus we have some tips for new and returning players to help you get started.