World of Warcraft was developed by Blizzard, one of the biggest game developers we have. The company is known for several successful franchises, such as Diablo, StarCarft, and Overwatch, giving us tremendous insights into a fantasy world. With an incredible 46 million players in 2017, WoW rocked the gaming world and continues to do so, especially after the new extension Shadowland was released in October last year.
Luckily, despite the number of players, their platform is pretty stable and rarely has any sort of issues. Since nothing related to tech can ever be perfect, minor issues might occur. Before you start stressing too much and breaking your screen, here’s a couple of fast solutions on how to repair World of Warcraft and Blizzard’s platform in general.
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How To Repair Corrupted WoW Files
The fastest and easiest way to repair corrupted World of Warcraft files would be through Blizzard’s platform itself. Their tools are identifying the problem on the spot and discovering what caused an error. Since one corrupted file can cause numerous errors, do not even try to figure it out yourself. Let the system work for you.
- Launch Battle.net app
- Choose the game you need to repair (in this case, WoW)
- Below the game’s title, you will see an Options > Scan and Repair. Tap on it
- Click Begin Scan
- Now you have to wait for the scan to be done
Note: it can take from 3 minutes to half an hour, depending on the number of corrupted files.
Sometimes, this scan can go in loops, meaning there are some account-side macros. To fix this error, try following these troubleshooting steps:
- Go to WTFAccountMYACCOUNT > rename macros-cache.txtto macros-cache.txt.old
- Type /script for i=1,120 do DeleteMacro(i)
If this doesn’t work as well, you can always reinstall the game. You can reinstall it through the platform itself or through the Control Panel like any other app.
If you’re still experiencing issues, you can try to download a third-party app that will help you repair all of the corrupted files on your PC. Something might be corrupted directly on your software, causing issues to your WoW as well. Therefore, we recommend the Restoro PC Repair Tool as an option.
- Download Restoro PC Repair Tool
- Click on Start Scan
- Once the scanning process is finished, click on Repair All for the app to repair all the damaged files
These files might be affecting your computer’s security and performance, so it’s not bad to check once in a while if everything is alright.
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Once you’ve repaired corrupted files or reinstalled the game, in the worst case, you will be able to continue where you stopped without any further interruptions. If the issue occurs again, we advise you to visit forums such as Reddit and check if any of the users have had a similar experience and what the solution was in their case. Of course, there’s always YouTube showing you exactly how to resolve an issue.