The free word game, played by millions, was bought from creator Josh Wardle by the NYT last month. It was promised that players’ would retain their streaks after the game migrated to its new owner.
But many have taken to Twitter to complain that they lost their Wordle streaks after being redirected to the NYT website.
“Kind of upset that the NYTimes reset my Wordle streak and all my progress,” wrote one player.
Another said: “Fuming. Wordle score has been reset when I was on 32 on the bounce. NYTimes you’ve only had it a week and you’ve cocked it up.”
A third posted their Wordle score and added sarcastically: “Super great feeling when I won this and saw all my previous scores were reset because of the NYT update. Let it be put on the record I was 11-0.”
The official Twitter account of NYTimes Wordplay posted: “Hi Wordlers! We are aware that your ‘current streak’ has been reset today. Our Games team is…