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WoW Classic server populations in 2022 (January)

Published: 13/Jan/2022 9:56

by Lauren Bergin

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While WoW Classic represents the millennial era of World of Warcraft, it remains ever popular. Here are all of the WoW Classic server populations for this month in January 2022.

While thousands of players chose to pick up their mouse and keyboard and plunge into the title’s latest Retail expansion, WoW Shadowlands, there are still millions of OG Warcraft fans traversing the plains of the WoW Classic universe.

With the rerelease of the iconic Burning Crusade expansion, fans flocked to WoW Classic every day to try and work out what all of the hype is about.

Initially, this had an impact on the title‘s server numbers (dubbed ‘realms’ in-game), but things have now started to drop off and level out. So, without further ado, let’s delve into the WoW Classic server populations for January 2022.

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Updated January 13, 2022.


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A Draenei standing by a lake in WoW Burning Crusade Classic
Blizzard Entertainment
The Burning Crusade expansion introduces the iconic Draenei into the WoW fray.

WoW Classic server populations (January)

For all of the current WoW Classic server populations, see the table below. Please note, however, that this is only for EU and US servers.

Server Region Alliance Horde Total
Amnennar EU French 1,583 2,173 3,756
Anathema US West 0 0 0
Arcanite Reaper US West 0 0 0
Arugal US Oceanic 3,187 5,697 8,884
Ashbringer EU 2,258 1,379 3,637
Ashkandi US East 1,455 2,155 3,610
Atiesh US West 5,868 1,628 7,496
Auberdine EU French 4,520 2,691 7,211
Azuresong US West 1,393 698 2,091
Benediction US East 23,630 1,443 25,073
Bigglesworth US West 177 1,990 2,167
Blaumeux US West 0 0 0
Bloodfang EU English 0 0 0
Bloodsail Buccaneers US East 1,277 332 1,609
Celebras EU German 201 0 201
Deviate Delight US East 0 0 0
Dragon’s Call EU German 671 1,700 2,371
Dragonfang EU 0 0 0
Dreadmist EU English 0 0 0
Earthfury US East 49 2,875 2,924
Earthshaker EU English 4,427 15 4,442
Everlook EU German 6,171 2,278 8,449
Faerlina US East 168 16,603 16,771
Fairbanks US West 10 2,951 2,961
Felstriker US Oceanic 0 0 0
Finkle EU French 711 1,363 2,074
Firemaw EU English 15,476 13,299 28,775
Flamelash EU English 0 0 0
Gandling EU English 0 0 0
Gehennas EU English 1,528 15,551 17,079
Golemagg EU English 2,446 4,378 6,824
Grobbulus US West 7,115 4,288 11,403
Heartseeker US East 0 0 0
Heartstriker EU German 0 0 0
Herod US East 4 2,956 2,600
Hydraxian Waterlords EU English 0 0 0
Incendius US East 0 0 0
Judgement EU English 0 0 0
Kirtonos US East 0 0 0
Kromcrush US East 0 5 5
Kurinnax US West 0 0 0
Lakeshire EU German 2,939 1,638 4,577
Loatheb US Latin 0 54 54
Lucifron EU German 25 2,341 2,366
Mandokir EU 790 1,434 2,224
Mankrik US West 318 9,058 9,371
Mirage Raceway EU English 4,990 2,395 7,385
Mograine EU English 119 4,128 4,247
Myzrael US West 1,664 1,031 2,695
Nethergarde Keep EU English 3,493 1,725 5,218
Netherwind US East 558 32 590
Noggenfogger EU English 0 435 435
Old Blanchy US East 893 954 1,847
Pagle US West 9,105 84 9,189
Patchwerk EU German 477 2,348 2,825
Pyrewood Village EU English 7,302 2,184 9,486
Rattlegore US West 0 0 0
Razorfen EU German 2,891 3,010 5,901
Razorgore EU English 48 3,021 3,069
Remulos US Oceanic 2,649 1,020 3,669
Shazzrah EU English 13 1,022 1,035
Skeram US East 0 45 45
Skullflame EU English 0 0 0
Smolderweb US West 0 0 0
Stalagg US East 0 0 0
Stonespine EU English 0 0 0
Sulfuras US East 15 4,341 4,356
Sulfuron EU French 2,094 3,894 5,988
Sul’thraze US Brazil 0 0 0
Ten Storms EU English 0 0 0
Thalnos US East 0 0 0
Thunderfury US West 351 1,347 1,698
Transcendence EU German 1,056 2,205 3,261
Venoxis EU German 4,955 5,816 10,771
Westfall US East 4,609 0 4,609
Whitemane US West 3,941 13,983 17,924
Windseeker US East 1,666 1,790 3,456
Yojamba US Oceanic 2,073 3,438 5,511
Zandalar Tribe EU English 1506 356 1,862

This information was obtained via IronForge.

What are realms in WoW Classic?

When you first launch into WoW, you’re likely more interested in getting your character battle-ready than checking which server (or realm) you’re on.

The realm that you’re currently in is displayed at the top right-hand side of the main screen. You’ll see your list of characters, and just above it will be your realm.

A Troll shaman in the WoW Classic character select screen, showing the server button
Blizzard Entertainment
Changing servers can be a pretty complex task.

Can you change realm in WoW Classic?

Say you’ve just hopped into WoW, then realized that your friends are in a different realm from yourself. Of course, you don’t want to lose everything you’ve worked for, but changing server is a double-edged sword for many.

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To change the server you’ll need to purchase a Character Transfer from the Battle.net shop for £19/$25. Note that you cannot transport your Classic character into Retail WoW.

To get a Character Transfer, you’ll need to follow these steps:

  1. Log into WoW Classic and stay on the main character menu.
  2. Select the ‘Shop’ button in the bottom left corner.
  3. Select ‘Services,’ then ‘Character Transfer.’
  4. Choose which character you want to transport, and your current realm.
  5. Tick the ‘Transfer Realm‘ box.
  6. From here, choose your new realm from the right-hand dropdown menu.
  7. Click ‘Continue.’

For all of the specifics you need, Blizzard’s terms and conditions are here.


So that’s everything you need to know about realms and server population in WoW Classic! Make sure you check out all of the servers available to you before making your final choice.

If you’re new to the world of WoW Classic and Retail or are a little rusty, here are all of our guides to help you explore the Burning Crusade and more:

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