World Of Warcraft Battle For Azeroth Fastest Selling Expansion To Date
World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth is an enormous expansion for Blizzard’s long-running online game, and the excitement surrounding all-out war between the Horde and the Alliance appears to be translating to big sales. The company has announced that Battle for Azeroth is the best-selling expansion in the game’s history.
These day one sales beat out the launch of Legion, WoW’s last expansion, which sold 3.3 million copies on its first day. At this point, Battle for Azeroth has been out for close to two weeks, so sales will likely have increased quite a bit. Of course, expansion sales are just half the battle, Blizzard has also likely seen a big boost in returning subscribers to its MMO following this launch.
World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth has a lower barrier to entry than previous expansions, as Blizzard recently abandoned its “battle chests” in favor of making all previous expansions and the base game free. This means that in order to enjoy Battle for Azeroth, all you have to do is purchase the expansion and a subscription to World of Warcraft. As six expansions had already released prior to the most recent one, it certainly makes entering the game for the first time easier.
Story quests and new areas are available in Battle for Azeroth right now, and additional content will be coming soon in free updates. The upcoming content includes the Uldir raid, which launches on September 4, as well as the cooperative Warfront mode, which will arrive “in the coming weeks.”
World of Warcraft has a reputation for being an all-consuming game, and players have shown their dedication since Battle for Azeroth launched. One player going by the name “Gingi” managed to hit the expansion’s level 120 cap just four hours after the expansion launched. We’re not sure why anyone would want to speed through a game like that, but we aren’t here to judge.
Blizzard will be adding a new raid to Battle of Azeroth in September, in addition to ‘Stormgarde’ the first stage in WoW’s new ‘Warfront’ activity. This will see 20 players team up for a big co-op battle as war between the Horde and Alliance continues.