WoW Classic Server Population Stats | March 2020

World of Warcraft Classic was announced back in 2017 at BlizzCon and was highly anticipated in the years up to its release in August of 2019. A lot of players were tired of the state of World of Warcraft and longed for the good old days of WoW. Classic WoW gave players exactly that by reverting all the way back to a version in September of 2006 right before the Burning Crusade expansion was released. WoW Classic was well received and upon release had hundreds of thousands of players waiting in queues to log in to the original experience. Blizzard recently released phase 4 on March 10th which brought the Arathi Basin battleground and Zul’Gurub troll raid to the game. Hopefully, this new content brought a spike to the WoW Classic server population stats below!

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Players queueing up for a quest during WoW Classic Release.

Since Blizzard stopped releasing exact player counts, we have to use third-party estimates to try and figure out the player count on WoW Classic. Below are the player counts for WoW Classic broken up into three different regions, America, EU, and Russia. Any servers that saw less than 500 players will not be included in this list.

Overall we saw almost 450,000 players in the past two weeks across all three regions below. EU and NA are neck and neck when it comes to their server populations on WoW Classic. WoW Classic still has a pretty healthy server population across all regions. One thing is certain though, the dead and unpopulated servers will need to be addressed in the coming months. Merging of servers or giving people free server transfers wouldn’t be the worst way to deal with it. We hope to see the server populations continue to grow as time goes on and more and more content gets released for WoW Classic.

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More queues from release.

Player Count Past Two Weeks (America)

Server Name% of Alliance Players% of Horde PlayersTotal # of Players
Whitemane45.354.711703
Incendius54.145.910974
Herod35.464.610806
Fairbanks32.867.29594
Arugal41.758.39293
Faerlina44.755.39044
Pagle82.817.28339
Sulfuras43.156.97944
Grobbulus53.246.87572
Benediction56.143.97269
Blaumeux43.556.56737
Kromcrush39.061.06720
Bigglesworth41.858.26402
Mankrik31.668.46200
Yojamba34.665.46027
Atiesh72.028.05919
Kirtonos37.562.55609
Skeram4.395.75519
Heartseeker90.49.65190
Rattlegore39.960.15033
Stalagg3.896.24792
Thunderfury44.955.14643
Kurinnaxx38.861.24510
Westfall77.822.24344
Earthfury63.336.74045
Myzrael65.434.63681
Smolderweb40.359.73492
Remulos67.232.83085
Old Blanchy62.537.52722
Ashkandi65.132.82652
Bloodsail Buccaneers73.626.42348
Netherwind52.048.02203
Windseeker60.439.62066
Deviate Delight64.335.71789
Thalnos3.696.41381
Azuresong64.835.21366
Arcanite Reaper72.028.01313
Anathema55.944.11135
Felstriker62.937.1884
Loatheb49.950.1751

Summary

US servers had over 200,000 players in the last two weeks! That’s quite a big chunk of players. However, some servers are seriously lacking in players. A lot of people are calling for Blizzard to let them change servers. If you play on Loatheb, you might not even see another person depending on what hour you log in and where you are! Of course, there will be people in the main cities, but the zones feel dead and empty.

If you’re looking for a server with an even split of horde and alliance players and a high population, any of the servers at the top of this list would be good choices. Are you a Horde player and want a Horde dominated server? Skeram is a good bet if that’s what you’re looking for. Alliance player and want an Alliance dominated server? Pagle is the way to go!

Player Count Past Two Weeks (Europe)

Server Name% of Alliance Players% of Horde PlayersTotal # of Players
Firemaw47.952.111043
Gehennas39.460.610009
Mograine44.755.39844
Venoxis44.056.09302
Shazzrah36.963.18823
Sulfuron46.853.28819
Golemagg45.854.28009
Earthshaker56.743.37733
Razorgore44.355.77698
Everlook68.331.77472
Noggenfogger36.663.46932
Gandling36.963.16739
Pyrewood Village71.928.16461
Ashbringer49.550.56396
Mirage Raceway64.036.06052
Auberdine63.336.76026
Zandalar Tribe56.643.45935
Amnennar42.657.45879
Patchwerk38.861.25845
Lucifron0.199.95716
Heartstriker85.114.95461
Dragon’s Call37.662.45205
Razorfen58.141.95093
Transcendence48.052.04894
Dreadmist40.559.54882
Finkle44.455.64169
Nethergarde Keep67.432.63868
Lakeshire59.640.43836
Stonespine35.564.53782
Bloodfang57.043.03730
Skullflame38.661.43263
Mandokir32.367.72773
Ten Storms35.864.22341
Hydraxian Waterlords78.721.31576
Flamelash0.199.91400
Judgement83.916.1663

EU servers had over 200,000 players in the last two weeks as well. It seems both regions have a healthy amount of players, but just like the US, some servers are really lacking a population. Judgement had just 663 players in the last two weeks! Averaged out over 14 days and that’s less than 50 a day. Back in mid-January it peaked and had around 1000 players in a single week. Does this mean the server is dying? Quite possibly. With fewer and fewer people to play with, many may move their toons to other servers or just quit playing entirely due to lost interest.

For a server with an even split of horde and alliance players and a high population Firemaw or Morgaine would be good choices. If you’re looking for a Horde dominated server it won’t get better than Lucifron which is almost 100% Horde! Alliance players looking for something like that should move to Heartstriker. Both servers have an average population but are not as highly populated as the servers at the top of this chart.

Player Count Past Two Weeks (Russia)

Server Name% of Alliance Players% of Horde PlayersTotal # of Players
Plamyegor (Пламегор)48.751.38237
Zmeytalak
(Змейталак)
37.962.13771
Rok Delar
(Рок Делар)
41.758.33290
Hromi
(Хроми)
61.039.02632

If you happen to play on Russian servers, congratulations! You’re one player out of almost 18,000! One server is neck and neck for Horde/Alliance domination, the other 3 are slightly one-sided but not terribly.

All data from IronForge.pro