World of Warcraft Surpasses 10 Million Subscribers After Warlords of Draenor Launch

on November 19, 2014 7:07 PM

Don’t call it a comeback, but Blizzard’s MMO behemoth World of Warcraft has eclipsed eight figure subscriber numbers once again.

The launch of Warlords of Draenor, the fifth expansion, has blazed a path for World of Warcraft to regain some of its former glory by reaching over 10 million active subscribers. It’s not a number to snuff at either, considering that back in August the game had been bleeding subscribers and was as low as 6.8 million active subscribers.

Warlords of Draenor sold well too, as the company announced that in the first 24 hours of availability that more than 3.3 million copies had sold, with growth in the user base across all major regions. It’s especially impressive considering that the release created some technical and demand-related issues that made the first few days rocky for lots of players. The company has since apologized and even added game time to player’s accounts.

“We’re thrilled that so many players jumped in to play Warlords of Draenor on day one and are having a great time with the new content,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment in an official statement. “We poured a lot of hard work and passion into this expansion, and we appreciate all the kind words from players and the overwhelming support they continue to show for World of Warcraft.”

Warlords of Draenor is available now for $49.99 with a digital deluxe edition available for $69.99. Did you jump back into World of Warcraft with the recent expansion? Let me know in the comments below.

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