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When Does Wordle Reset?

"A new WORDLE will be available each day!"
"A new WORDLE will be available each day!" / Alexi Rosenfeld/GettyImages

When does Wordle reset?

For most, the cycle of discovering the viral five-letter word game is as follows: you get annoyed by the seemingly cryptic box emoji Tweets, you find a link to the game, and you incorporate Wordle into your daily routine. Here's a breakdown of when Wordle resets daily.

When Does Wordle Reset?

One of the details that seemingly makes Wordle so intriguing is that players can only play it once per day.

This is because the word of the day resets at midnight, 12 a.m. local time.

As explained once players first load up the website, Wordle invites players to guess a five-letter word in six tries. Each try has to be an actual word, of course.

It can be played on any device that has a web browser, and has a new word that everyone is looking to find every 24 hours.

If you don't have a full green row by the sixth guess, then you have failed the Wordle for the day and will have to wait until the next one releases.

What's pretty fascinating about the game as well is that Wordle runs entirely on a webpage that runs on client-side code.

As technologist Aaron Rieke explained on Twitter, the 1000s of daily words "are right there in the code, in a giant list," meaning anyone has the ability to right-click and download a complete copy of the game that properly cycles to the new puzzle and contains its viral share functionality.

For more on Wordle, feel free to check out our guide on its rules.