Will I lose my Wordle streak now that it has moved to the New York Times? Is it still free?
Wordle was purchased by the New York Times and is not under their domain. Will this impact the streak of loyal players and will it remain free?
Wordle fans are worried.
The world puzzle was purchased by The New York Times Company in late January, after becoming a viral sensation in late 2021. The migration to a NYT domain began on 10 February and many have questions about their scores, steaks, and whether playing will require a subscription to the paper.
Since the NYT took over some loyal players have said they think the daily puzzle is getting harder.
Will my streak be lost?
Some, however, did report their streak being lost. But fear not! The NYT has released guidance to help those who may have found themselves without their stats!
The NYT created a Q&A about the migration and said that "Your game statistics (including streaks) will transfer to Wordle’s new home on the New York Times website as long as you start by first visiting your usual Wordle URL. This will redirect you to the New York Times with your streak and statistics intact." This means that you should use the powerlanguage link, which will take you to the new URL.
What if I lost my streak?
If you believe that you may have lost your streak, the NYT recommends you ensure that "you are opening the game on the same device and browser you used previously," because "your game data is stored locally on your browser and your statistics will automatically transfer without any additional action on your part."
In the case that you are "seeing that your stats successfully transferred over but your Current Streak was reset back to 1," the NYT says that you must solve "today’s puzzle, which will restore your previous streak."
Will Wordle remain free?
Unlike other word games available through the NYT, Wordle is free and for the time being does not require a subscription.
How much did The New York Times company buy Wordle for?
The exact price the New York Times Company purchased the game for us unknown, but is at least seven figures.