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Tomorrow's Wordle Is Already Being Spoiled

Tomorrow's Wordle Is Already Being Spoiled

Shield your eyes!!!

If you've been sucked into the world of Wordle, then five-letter words and yellow boxes aren't all you have to be worried about anymore!

Yes, it looks like the most addictive game on the internet right now has been compromised, and some sore losers have worked out a way to ruin it for everyone else.

The beauty of Wordle is that you can only play one puzzle each day, and must wait until the game refreshes after midnight to try your hand at the next mystery word.

Wordle is the internet's favourite game right now. (

Because the new word is generated each morning by a data-based algorithm, no one - not even the game's creator Josh Wardle - knows what tomorrow's puzzle will be.

Or at least, that's how it's supposed to be.

It all started when one engineer named Robert Reichel figured out how to get the Wordle puzzle right on the first try every time - all in good fun.

By reverse-engineering the game, he came up with a system that would guess the next day's word ahead of time.

It was a harmless discovery until someone decided to use the system to ruin Wordle for other players.


Last week, a bot by the name of The Wordlinator appeared on Twitter, looking for innocent Wordle players who were posting their little green and yellow squares each day.

The bot would reply to people's Wordle posts and, not only berate them for sharing their scores, but spoil tomorrow's word for them.Because Wordle is such a simple game, the algorithm it uses to pick a new word each day was easy enough to crack.

Someone, somewhere, was so irritated by people's Wordle scores taking over their timeline, that they decided to use their tech powers for evil and ruin the game for everyone else.

Someone is sharing Wordle spoilers online. (

It looks like The Wordlinator has since been banned from Twitter, but that's not to say there's nothing to worry about.

It's a possibility that this anonymous troublemaker could reappear with a new bot at any point, so if you're posting your Wordle scores to Twitter, make sure to stay vigilant!

Featured Image Credit: Pexels/Wordle

Topics: Technology