If you thought that World of Warcraft isn’t the biggest MMORPG anymore, then you’re wrong, big time. Blizzard just announced that the latest WoW expansion, Battle for Azeroth, is the fastest-selling expansion ever for the game! The expansion sold over 3.4 million units in just the first day of launch last August 14.
Can you believe that the seventh expansion for a 14-year old game sold this well? It’s a testament both the fans that continue to come back to Azeroth time and time again, along with the great work that Blizzard has put into this latest expansion.
Battle for Azeroth not only brings back the focus to the Horde-Alliance conflict, it also brings with it new areas to explore and game modes to play. There will also be more Battle for Azeroth content on the horizon, including:
- In the coming weeks, players will be able to charge into Battle for Azeroth’s first Warfront, Stromgarde—a 20-player co-op battle for control of a key strategic stronghold in the Arathi Highlands.
- On September 4, the gates will open to Battle for Azeroth’s first raid—Uldir, an ancient titan facility housing horrific Old God experiments gone awry.
- Also on September 4, the expansion’s first PvP season and first Mythic Keystone dungeon season will commence. The Mythic Keystone dungeon will feature a unique “seasonal affix”—Infested—that introduces new challenges based on the corrupted denizens dwelling in the Uldir raid.
- Beyond that, additional updates are in the works that will provide even more content for players on an ongoing basis, including the ability to recruit the Kul Tiran humans and Zandalari trolls as playable Allied Races. More information on future updates will be shared at a later date.
Interested in jumping in Battle for Azeroth? Check out our initial impressions of the expansion to get you started. Also, you can watch the three Warbringers animated shorts about Jaina, Sylvanas, and Azshara to get you up to speed with some of the expansion’s plot points.