Blizzard Fixes Exploit That Left World of Warcraft Cities Dead

World of Warcraft has a history in exploits such as the infamous corrupted blood pandemic. Last night, another exploit made World of Warcraft history. The exploit which started on the European severs, allowed level one players to instantly kill anyone, which consequently wiped out players in several US realms such as Ogrimmar, Stormwind, Tarren Mill, Ragnaros, Draenor, Twisting Nether, etc.

Blizzard was quick to respond with a hot-fix and intend to punish the source of this exploit. Blizzard issued a post on the game’s forum regarding the exploit,

Earlier today, certain realms were affected by an in-game exploit, resulting in the deaths of player characters and non-player characters in some of the major cities. This exploit has already been hotfixed, so it should not be repeatable. It’s safe to continue playing and adventuring in major cities and elsewhere in Azeroth.

As with any exploit, we are taking this disruptive action very seriously and conducting a thorough investigation. If you have information relating to this incident, please email We apologize for the inconvenience some of you experienced as a result of this and appreciate your understanding.