As previously announced, we’ve been working toward connecting realms to increase the number of players on low-population realms, and since then have completed several connections. As a part of our ongoing communication, we wanted to provide you with an update that contains a list of completed realm connections, currently planned connections, and any additional future plans in one convenient location.
*Please note this list does not encompass all potential future connections. Please check back for further updates.
- Aegwynn, Bonechewer, Daggerspine, Gurubashi, and Hakkar
- Agamaggan, Archimonde, Jaedenar, and The Underbog
- Aggramar and Fizzcrank
- Akama, Dragonmaw, and Mug'thol
- Alleria and Khadgar
- Alexstrasza and Terokkar
- Altar of Storms, Anetheron, Magtheridon, and Ysondre
- Andorhal, Scilla and Ursin
- Antonidas and Uldum
- Anub’arak, Chromaggus, Chrushridge, Garithos, Nathrezim, and Smolderthorn
- Anvilmar and Undermine
- Arygos and Llane
- Auchindoun, Cho'gall, and Laughing Skull
- Azgalor, Azshara, Destromath, and Thunderlord
- Azjol-Nerub and Khaz Modan
- Balnazzar, Gorgonnash, The Forgotten Coast, and Warsong
- Black Dragonflight, Gul'dan, and Skullcrusher
- Blackhand and Galakrond
- Blackwing Lair, Dethecus, Detheroc, Lethon, and Haomarush
- Bladefist and Kul Tiras
- Blade's Edge and Thunderhorn
- Blood Furnace, Mannaroth, and Nazjatar
- Bloodscalp, Boulderfist, Dunemaul, Maiev, and Stonemaul
- Bronzebeard and Shandris
- Burning Blade, Lightning's Blade, and Onyxia
- Cairne and Perenolde
- Coilfang, Dark Iron, Dalvengyr, and Demon Soul
- Darrowmere and Windrunner
- Dentarg and Whisperwind
- Draenor and Echo Isles
- Draka and Suramar
- Drak’Tharon, Firetree, Malorne, Rivendare, Spirestone, and Stormscale
- Drak'thul and Skywall
- Dreadmaul and Thaurissan
- Eitrigg and Shu'halo
- Eldre’Thalas and Korialstrasz
- Eonar and Velen
- Eredar, Gorefiend,Spinebreaker, and Wildhammer
- Executus, Kalecgos, and Shattered Halls
- Exodar and Medivh
- Farstriders, Silver Hand and Thorium Brotherhood
- Fenris and Dragonblight
- Frostmane, Ner'zhul, andTortheldrin
- Frostwolf and Vashj
- Ghostlands and Kael'thas
- Gundrak and Jubei'Thos
- Hellscream and Zangarmarsh
- Hydraxis and Terenas
- Icecrown and Malygos
- Kargath and Norgannon
- Kilrogg and Winterhoof
- Kirin Tor, Sentinels and Steamwheedle Cartel
- Misha and Rexxar
- Mok'Nathal and Silvermoon
- Nazgrel and Nesingwary/Vek'nilash
- Nordrassil and Muradin
- Quel'dorei and Sen'jin
- Runetotem and Uther
- Scarlet Crusade and Feathermoon
- Uldaman and Ravencrest
We will be connecting the realms listed below on Thursday, April 3 during a scheduled maintenance beginning at 5 a.m. PDT through approximately 1:00 p.m. PDT. Once maintenance is finished, these realm connections will be complete.
- Borean Tundra and Shadowsong
- Dath'Remar and Khaz'goroth
We will be connecting the realms listed below on Thursday, April 10 during a scheduled maintenance beginning at 5 a.m. PDT through approximately 1:00 p.m. PDT. Once maintenance is finished, these realm connections will be complete.
- Drenden and Arathor
- Nagrand and Caelestrasz
We do not have a date for the following realm connections, but will update this post when we do.
- Blackwater Raiders and Shadow Council
Postponed Until a Future Time
- Alterac Mountains and Balnazzar/Gorgonnash/The Forgotten Coast/ Warsong
- Elune and Gilneas
- Sisters of Elune and Cenarion Circle
*Plans for these connections may change at any time, but we’ll provide additional updates on specific dates for future connections here as we can. Please note that as a part of the connection process realm times may change to match each other.
For more information on Connected Realms, please read the preview blog post here.
FAQQ. My realm needs connecting, why isn’t it listed?
A. The connections listed are the phases we’ve currently finalized and have planned connection dates or estimates available for. Additional connections are possible, but they just haven’t reached that stage yet. We’ll be updating the realm connection list as phases complete and new phases are planned.
Q. When will my realm be connected?
A. We'll update this thread with the latest information on currently planned phases.
Q. My realm has a lower population than those on the list, why isn’t mine being connected first?
A. Realm connections are based on a number of factors including population, faction balance, the realm’s physical location in the world compared to other realms it may be connected to, among others. It’s also worth noting that websites which attempt to track population, while helpful in many ways, are estimates based on public data which may not provide the clearest picture of actual population.