World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft: Orgrimmar and Stormwind temporarily wiped out

Tom Sykes at

Yesterday, an event of apocalyptic proportions hit the realms of Azeroth, as entire cities - players, NPCs and all - were summarily slaughtered by hackers. The entire populations of Stormwind and Orgrimmar were killed, as a number of hackers playing as Level 1 characters proceeded to insta-kill everyone in sight. You can see astonishing footage of the mass slaughter beneath this post.

The hackers were taking advantage of an in-game exploit, which Blizzard has thankfully now hotfixed. Though Stormwind and Orgrimmar fell, and many other cities were assaulted, things now appear to be magically back to normal. But for how long? Well, probably the forseeable future, with Blizzard stating on the World of Warcraft forums that it "should not be repeatable". To be honest, we're slightly disappointed. If you missed out too on what will now surely be known as Wow-aggedon, you can catch up with the video below.