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Area 52 NA US

Area 52 is the third highest population server in the North American region for retail World of Warcraft. If you’re a Horde player and enjoy a bustling server, this is definitely the place to be. Area 52 would be considered somewhat of an overpopulated server, however, so queues during new content releases are usually extremely long.

The Area 52 server is named after the in-game settlement, Area 52, located in the Netherstorm in Outland.

Area 52 Data
Region NA
Locale US
Type Normal
Historical Type PvE
Battlegroup Retaliation
Timezone EDT
Server Population 173000
Population Level High
Majority Faction Horde
Faction Split 98% H / 2% A
Connected Realm? No

Last updated: May 24, 2021

Area 52 Majority Faction

Area 52 is a Horde majority server. Approxiamtely 98% of the server population is Horde, and approximately 2% belong to the Alliance.

Area 52 Population

Area 52 has a population of approximately 173,000 actively played characters, making it a high population server in the North American region for retail World of Warcraft.

Area 52 Server Type

Area 52 is classified as a Normal server. Before Blizzard changed the server classification system in Battle for Azeroth, Area 52 was classified as a PvE server.

Area 52 Server Time

Area 52 Server Time is set to the Eastern Daylight Timezone (EDT, UTC -4).

Area 52 Battlegroup

Area 52 is part of the Retaliation Battlegroup. Battlegroups were a feature that determined PvP matchmaking in Arena and Battleground ladders until the game introduced cross-region PvP in Cataclysm.

The Retaliation Battlegroup includes:

Is Area 52 a Connected Realm?

Area 52 is not a connected realm.

Who Are the Top Guilds on Area 52?

Area 52 is the highest population North American server, and competition is equally as high to be one of its top raiding guilds. Because of its large Horde majority, all of the top 10 Mythic progression guilds for the Mythic Castle Nathria and Ny’alotha raids on Area 52 are Horde guilds.

Castle Nathria Area 52 Mythic Raid Rankings

  1. Club Camel (H)
  2. Midwinter (H)
  3. xD (H)
  4. Strawberry Puppy Kisses (H)
  5. Vesper (H)
  6. Infinity (H)
  7. Muscle Memory (H)
  8. Fun Detected (H)
  9. Divergence (H)
  10. Idiot (H)

Ny’alotha Area 52 Mythic Raid Rankings

  1. Midwinter (H)
  2. Strawberry Puppy Kisses (H)
  3. Infinity (H)
  4. xD (H)
  5. Divergence (H)
  6. Muscle Memory (H)
  7. Just Pump (H)
  8. Dinosaur Cowboys (H)
  9. Legacy Reborn (H)
  10. Club Camel (H)