Last year, we took a look at the World of Warcraft Classic server populations for the first quarter of the year. The results were impressive, as imagined would be the case for the most popular MMORPG of all time. In early 2020, we saw 357,000 active players in the US and EU at the end of Q1, with about 177,000 on US servers and 180,000 on European servers. We were curious to see how the numbers held up over the past year. Here’s a look at the WoW Classic server populations for 2021 so far.

We took a look at the data for the last week in March 2021 and compared it to the numbers for the same time in 2020. As of March 2021, there are roughly 215,000 WoW Classic players on US and EU servers. The breakdown is approximately 108,000 on US servers and 107,000 on EU servers. That’s about a 39.8% decrease in players, and understandable considering Naxxramas released almost four months ago.

A few servers like Thalnos, Anathema, Arcanite Reaper, and Felstriker are entirely barren, but some have held up reasonably well. A few servers like Atiesh and Westfall even had increases in player counts as folks transferred servers. Overall, we expect a significant surge in users come Burning Crusade Classic launch.

Classic WoW US Server Populations 2021

Server Alliance Horde 2021 Players 2020 Players
Herod 28 72 4269 9730
Whitemane 48 52 6001 10551
Faerlina 55 45 4542 7850
Fairbanks 38 62 4661 8280
Incendius 100 0 1202 8147
Arugal 43 57 4409 8299
Stalagg 0 100 973 6077
Skeram 4 96 1896 7734
Grobbulus 55 45 4412 6293
Heartseeker 94 6 1946 5583
Blaumeux 32 68 2491 6078
Sulfuras 43 57 5217 6662
Bigglesworth 43 57 3734 5534
Pagle 92 8 5417 5976
Kromcrush 33 67 3049 6107
Kirtonos 33 67 1999 5283
Yojamba 43 57 3618 4913
Benediction 55 45 4549 4873
Rattlegore 42 58 2163 4894
Kurinnaxx 36 64 1620 4063
Mankrik 27 73 5381 4232
Atiesh 78 22 4900 3868
Thunderfury 62 38 2730 3914
Earthfury 48 52 3188 3581
Westfall 88 12 3677 3371
Smolderweb 44 56 1745 3168
Myzrael 68 32 2457 3036
Netherwind 62 38 3612 2057
Remulos 73 27 1901 2104
OldBlanchy 66 34 1758 2100
DeviateDelight 61 39 949 1423
Ashkandi 65 35 1915 1717
BloodsailBuccaneers 78 22 1408 1454
Windseeker 61 39 1991 1232
Anathema 35 65 419 912
Azuresong 68 32 1576 906
Loatheb 59 41 514 764
Overall 53 47 108289 172766

Classic WoW EU Server Populations 2021

Server Alliance Horde 2021 Players 2020 Players
Firemaw 52 48 4218 10359
Gehennas 44 56 6093 9015
Lucifron 0 100 2372 6426
Mograine 45 55 4288 8305
Shazzrah 37 63 3238 8244
Sulfuron 44 56 4169 8111
Venoxis 44 56 4286 7633
Golemagg 42 58 3599 7244
Razorgore 46 54 4093 6714
Earthshaker 67 33 4262 7927
Noggenfogger 36 64 3665 6106
Gandling 36 64 2318 6215
Ashbringer 51 49 2984 5351
Patchwerk 45 55 2913 5619
Everlook 73 27 4823 5363
ZandalarTribe 63 37 3161 4946
PyrewoodVillage 76 24 5485 5088
Amnennar 46 54 3021 4819
Dragon’sCall 41 59 2400 4277
Flamelash 29 71 342 2216
MirageRaceway 72 28 4865 4744
Auberdine 66 34 4285 4413
Heartstriker 98 2 2039 4785
Stonespine 8 92 975 4185
Dreadmist 43 57 1931 3977
Razorfen 69 31 3315 3726
Skullflame 52 48 1054 3365
Finkle 47 53 2330 3212
Transcendence 48 52 2721 3463
NethergardeKeep 71 29 3648 2565
Bloodfang 75 25 2459 3037
Mandokir 47 53 1489 2479
TenStorms 18 82 621 2303
Lakeshire 72 28 3099 2055
HydraxianWaterlords 77 23 1120 970
Overall 51 49 107681 179257

The largest servers globally include Whitemane for the US and Gehennes for the EU, with a reasonably balanced Alliance to Horde ratio. Formerly popular streamer servers Faerlina and Firemaw dropped a few ranks since last year. We will have to wait and see how Burning Crusade Classic affects these numbers. Will Burning Crusade Classic increase the player count to its all-time highs?