New York Times 'investigating' Wordle issue as users’ streaks are 'reset to 1'

Wordle users have expressed their fury after discovering that their streaks on the game have been ‘reset to 1’, with the New York Times revealing that they are ‘currently investigating’ the issue.

Following the widespread popularity of the daily word game, which was created by Josh Wardle and made available to play for free online, it was announced earlier this month that it had been acquired by the publication.

It was claimed that the deal was ‘in the low seven figures’, with Josh saying in a statement: ‘When the game moves over to the NYT site, it will be free to play for everyone, and I am working with them to make sure your wins and streaks will be preserved.’

However, when many people went to play the game today, not only did they notice that the weblink redirected to a New York Times URL, but some also spotted that their streaks weren’t showing.

While the game has retained users’ statistics, showing how many games they’ve played, many have found that their streak has been reduced to one, rather than the total they previously reached.

Numerous people took to Twitter to voice their disappointment, with one writing: ‘Twitter is about to get really mad as people slowly realize their Wordle streaks all just got reset during the NYT migration.’

‘The NYT erasing everyone’s wordle streaks is going to be the start of so many villain origin stories,’ someone else wrote.

Another person remarked: ‘This should not matter to me but the New York Times just erased my Wordle streak on me!? Boooooooooooooooo.’

‘My Wordle tab reloaded today and redirected me to the NYT webpage and got rid of my streak i am actually fuming,’ someone else tweeted.

When contacted by for comment, the New York Times said: ‘We are aware of the issue and are currently investigating.’

‘Given this, I am incredibly pleased to announce that I’ve reached an agreement with the New York Times for them to take over running Wordle going forward.’

Josh also expressed his gratitude to everyone who has played Wordle and made the game ‘an unforgettable experience’.

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