It seems war does pay, even in Azeroth! Battle for Azeroth has become the fastest selling expansion of all time, based on the 3.4 million copies sold on day 1! Perhaps it shouldn’t be surprising with the WARcraft franchise, but after 14 years to have the latest expansion break records is a little staggering and more than a little impressive. The number isn’t just impressive for Blizzard and WoW expansions, it also makes BfA one of the fastest selling PC games of all time!
For comparison, the latest expansion beat out all time records by “only” 100,000 units, with Cataclysm, Warlords of Draenor and Legion hitting that 3.3 million number previously. Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime himself comments on how the faction conflict is at the heart of the franchise and how the launch is only the beginning, with the press release itself focusing on what’s to come in the following weeks.
Batle for Azeroth (source)
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“Battle for Azeroth is a definitive chapter in the
As Azeroth’s defenders continue to explore new regions in search of allies and resources, preparations are being made for the next great confrontation in the ongoing war:
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
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.
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.
About World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth
World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth is the seventh expansion for Blizzard Entertainment’s acclaimed massively multiplayer online role-playing game. As a new age of warfare dawns between the Alliance and the Horde, Azeroth’s heroes must set out on a journey to the lost kingdoms of
World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth is available in physical and digital standard editions (SRP
Battle for Azeroth is also available in a retail-exclusive Collector’s Edition (SRP
To learn more about World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth, and for additional details on the different editions available, visit the expansion’s official website at www.worldofwarcraft.com/battle-for-azeroth.
3.4 million copies on day 1, beating out all other expansions so far, 14 years after the game’s launch.