World of Warcraft wow51900118 Error Explained

The hardest boss of all.

Trying to log in to no avail? Welcome to the waiting room! You’ve likely received the Error code wow51900118 when trying to log in to WoW Dragonflight today, but knowing what this error means might alleviate some frustration.

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World of Warcraft wow51900118 Error Explained

Historically, the wow51900118 Error has indicated backend maintenance of the servers which causes downtime. If you’re interested in what Blizzard has to say about scheduled downtime or other issues, you can check their Customer Service Twitter account here.

As of the time of writing this, it looks like today’s issue is regarding the authentication servers. To anyone who tried playing Dragonflight on launch day, this is a familiar sight. Given that it’s Friday (and not the usually scheduled Tuesday), it was unlikely this is a scheduled outage, and we’re all just going to have to sit tight while the minds at Blizzard work out the kinks.

Blizzard is no stranger to DDoS attacks and the like, and while that isn’t the case this time, it’s worth remembering that online services experience the occasional hiccup for reasons outside the developer’s control. These issues usually get worked out in just a few hours, so hopefully we’ll all be frolicking in the Zaralek Caverns in no time.

Related: How to Get to Zaralek Caverns in World of Warcraft Dragonflight

In the meantime, make sure your internet connection is stable, verify your game files, and ensure your game is up-to-date, just in case. Sometimes the most obvious answer is also the most frustrating to hear.

The bottom line is it’s unlikely there’s any issue on your end, as the player. Shame this isn’t a “How to Fix” guide instead, huh? Let’s all just spend some time winging online and get back to it in time for the weekend, eh? See you on the other side.


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