World of Warcraft is one of the most popular MMORPG games in the world, and Blizzard Entertainment, the developers of the game, offered it for free to players on November 23, 2004.
Now, the game’s 15th birthday is approaching, and the developers are celebrating this occasion by releasing the WoW Classic and World of Warcraft: Classic.
However, due to the release of WoW Classic, there are some issues popping up.
- World of Warcraft is one of the most popular games around the world.
- The launch of the game is very anticipated, so any delay can be really frustrating.
- This article will walk you through the steps to fix the most common launch error codes.
Use a third-party tool
- Check if WoW is up to date.
- If not, use a third-party tool like WoW Updater, WoW Patcher, or WoW Patch Assistant.
- These tools will check WoW’s database and will update the game.
Perform a system restore
- Press Windows Key + I to open the Settings app.
- When the Settings app opens, navigate to the Update & Security section.
- Select Recovery from the left pane. Now click on Get Started on the right.
- Follow the instructions on the screen to choose a restore point.
- Once selected, confirm by clicking Next.
- Finally, follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.
Run the Blizzard Battle.net desktop app as administrator
- Open your Start Menu, type Battle.net, and select the top result.
- Right-click on the Battle.net app and select Run as Administrator.
- Close all applications before launching World of Warcraft.
Update your graphic drivers
- Go to Start > type device manager > right-click on Device Manager > select Scan for hardware changes
- Select the Display adapter > right-click on it > click on Properties
- Go to the Driver tab > Update driver
- First, try disabling your anti-virus to see if it fixes the error. To do that, open your anti-virus program’s settings.
- Then, select Programs, and select World of Warcraft.
- Finally, select Configure or Disable, and restart your Windows.
- Update your DirectX
You can download DirectX from the Microsoft website.
- Then, go to your Windows registry editor.
- Open the Run dialog.
- Type regedit and click OK to open the registry editor.
- Open the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.
- Locate the Software\Microsoft\DirectX key.
- Right-click the DirectX key and choose Permissions.
- Select Add from the menu.
- Type the name of the user account in the Enter object names to select box.
- Select the “Allow” option.