The launch of pre-patch 9.0.1 for World of Warcraft: Shadowlands was plagued by a number of problems. Especially in the evening hours the rush was so big that there were long queues when logging in. In addition, there were disconnections and crashes, which have caused some discontent among fans.
"Never play on a patch day": That's a well-known motto that fans of the online role-playing game World of Warcraft in particular should actually have already internalized. In the past, everything rarely ran smoothly on the launch day of major updates. The just released pre-patch 9.0.1, which is supposed to prepare for the upcoming release of the MMO expansion World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, was no exception.
Much to the delight of many fans, the massive update was available yesterday, Wednesday, much earlier than previously announced. During the midday and afternoon hours, everything seemed to be running reasonably smoothly at first. But at the latest in the early evening hours the problems increased. The rush on the part of the players was so great that there were sometimes very long queues to log in. In the worst case, some players had to wait several hours before they could finally take a look at the new features of World of Warcraft.
But that's not all: Many players reported, among other things, disconnections in the middle of the game. They were suddenly disconnected from the server, which, in combination with the aforementioned queues, was doubly annoying. The well-known error "51900319" also appeared more frequently. Behind this name is the message that no connection to the server could be established. There was also talk of lags, freezes and "infinitely" long waiting times in the loading screen.
However, Blizzard Entertainment has reacted relatively quickly and announced via Twitter, among other things, to address the problems as soon as possible. At least in the current morning hours, the situation seems to have calmed down again somewhat. How did the World of Warcraft Patch Day go for you? Did you experience any major problems? Let us know in the comments!