WOW: Dragonflight introduced several new aspects, including a new region called Azure Span, but unfortunately, players are experiencing lag issues in the new zone.
In this massively multiplayer role-playing game (MMORPG), World of Warcraft (WoW) you can explore the persistent world of Azeroth.
The universe contains different realms, each of which has numerous quests that you can complete and monsters to kill. One of the areas that you can explore is Azure Span, but players have revealed that they are experiencing lag in the area.
What is lag?
In online video games, lag is the delay between the player’s action and the reaction of the server that is supporting the task. The player’s ability to tolerate lag is determined by the type of game being played.
This means that a strategy game with a slow pace may be unaffected by high lag, while a game that features first-person-shooter elements may require a lower lag to ensure satisfying gameplay.
There could be multiple underlying reasons for why you are experiencing lag, but it can be summarised as insufficient hardware either in the client or the server. A poor connection between the client and the server can also cause lag.
WoW: Azure Span lag
Azure Span is a frosty zone on the Dragon Isles, and it serves as the ancestral home of the blue Dragonflight.
It is the third zone that players venture through after the Ohn’ahran Plains, and it stretches from coastal tuskarr villages through a sprawling forest tundra which is inhabited by furbolg and gnoll tribes.
While you are exploring Azure Span, you may also come across icy mountains. Since the Dragonflight expansion was released, players have revealed that WoW has been plagued with bugs and issues.
Several WoW players reported that they experience a lag or latency while they explore Azure Span. The recent bug is making the game nearly unplayable, as it causes the entire Azure Span to lag severely and constantly.
This is extremely frustrating for players as the game lags for a good number of seconds. This makes it quite difficult to do almost anything in that region.
WoW’s developer, Blizzard, has yet to acknowledge the lag bug in Azure Span and unfortunately, there is no workaround that can help players resolve the issue temporarily.
Players are expecting Blizzard to resolve the issue as quickly as possible, however, it is likely that the developers will only fix the issue with the game’s next scheduled maintenance.
If you are experiencing lag issues in Azure Span, you should log a ticket with Blizzard. Although the cause of the lag is unknown, it is likely due to the high quantity of players in that zone.
Dragonflight introduced Azure Span and seeing that it is a new region , many players want to complete the quests and discover everything in that zone. The server is allegedly not capable of handling a high volume of players.
How to open a support ticket
If you are experiencing lag in Azure Span, you can open a support ticket to inform Blizzard of the problem. To do this, you can press the “Esc” key on your keyboard and select the support icon. This opens the support page, which contains different games.
You have to select the WoW category and click on the topic that you want to open a ticket for. For lag issues, you should select the in-game issues category. Players can then open a ticket by selecting the contact support icon.
Bear in mind, though, that it may take some time for you hear from Blizzard.
Turning off War Mode
Although there is no temporary fix for the lag issue yet, players can try switching off “War Mode.” Several WoW players said that their lag was resolved after they disabled War Mode.
To turn off War Mode, open your “Talents” interface, which can be found at the bottom of the screen on right of that menu.
You should keep in mind that it can only be activated in Stormwind or Orgrimmar. However, it can be deactivated at any rest location including at inns and in other cities. You can only disable War Mode after your character has reached level 20.
Is Blizzard aware of the lag issue?
On an official WoW forum, a customer support agent revealed that they are aware of the lag issues in Azure Span. They stated that the team is currently investigating the problem and that it will be resolved as soon as possible.
Although Blizzard is aware of the lag issue, it could take several days, even weeks, for the issue to be resolved.
This is because Blizzard has to figure out what is causing the issue before they can resolve it. Allegedly, the lag issue will be resolved with a scheduled maintenance.
It is recommended that you avoid Azure Span until the lag issue has been resolved.