Is TBC Classic Down? How to check problems, outages, and server status

"You are not prepared."

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World of Warcraft players can step through the Dark Portal again and reexplore the Outlands in The Burning Crusade Classic. Floating through space in the Twisting Nether, the shattered remnants of Draenor—the home-world of the Orcs and refuge of the Draenei—awaits.

But like any new expansion, players should expect some technical difficulties. The abundance of new players will almost certainly lead to server issues in the opening few hours, days, and weeks of the expansion.

WoW Classic had a moderately smooth launch in 2019 but it, of course, wasn’t without its problems. Blizzard heavily underestimated its player base, resulting in hour-long queue times, login issues, and server outages.

If you’re unsure if WoW is down, your server is experiencing problems, or the issue is on your end, make sure to check the status of your TBC Classic realm. If your realm is down, it shouldn’t be down for long. The link includes up-to-date information about realm status and scheduled server maintenance.

There’s also no harm in looking out for Blizzard’s customer support Twitter in your region. If the servers are down, the account will keep you informed.

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Jerome Heath

Associate Editor. Brit stranded thousands of miles from home on a tiny little island that looks like a sweet potato. League of Legends? He's aware of it. VALORANT? Might have heard of it. Counter-Strike? Sounds vaguely familiar.