World of Warcraft Player Count and Stats (2024)

Here are a few of the most interesting World of Warcraft stats and facts including player counts I was able to dig up. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

World of Warcraft player count:

100 million accounts

Last updated 1/28/14

Peak number of World of Warcraft subscribers:

10 million (2010)

Last updated 2/8/18

Number of viewers of World of Warcraft Classic streamers on Twitch:

1 million

Last updated 8/26/19

World of Warcraft player count Stats and Facts

Number of copies of the Warlord of Draenor expansion sold in its first 24 hours:

3.3 million

Number of copies of the Legion expansion sold in its first 24 hours:

3.3 million

Number of copies of the Battle for Azeroth expansion sold in its first 24 hours:

3.4 million

Amount of revenue World of Warcraft brought in during the month after the release of the Battle for Azeroth:

$161 million

Total time spent watching World of Warcraft content across streaming platforms for Q1 2019:

54.4 million hours

Total time spent watching World of Warcraft content across streaming platforms for Q2 2019:

89.3 million hours

That’s all for now. Be sure to check back soon as we update all video game stats as soon as more are provided.

World of Warcraft player count Stats and Facts

Game Description

“World of Warcraft” (WoW) is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. It was released on November 23, 2004, and has since become one of the most iconic and influential games in the MMORPG genre.

Set in the fantasy world of Azeroth, “World of Warcraft” allows players to create characters from different races and classes, such as humans, elves, orcs, and undead. Players can join one of two warring factions, the Alliance and the Horde, and embark on epic quests, explore vast lands, and participate in exciting battles against both AI-controlled enemies and other players.

The game’s lore is rich and expansive, with a complex history that evolves through frequent expansions and content updates. Each expansion introduces new storylines, areas, dungeons, raids, and gameplay mechanics, keeping the game fresh and exciting for long-time players and newcomers alike.

“World of Warcraft” is known for its engaging and varied gameplay. Players can choose from a wide range of activities, including questing, dungeon crawling, player-versus-environment (PvE) raids, player-versus-player (PvP) battlegrounds, and arenas.

One of the key features of the game is its sense of community and social interaction. Players can form guilds, join large groups called raids, and participate in massive open-world events that require coordination and cooperation among players.

The game’s progression system revolves around character levels, gear, and skills. As players complete quests and defeat enemies, they gain experience points to level up and earn new abilities. Gear plays a crucial role in character customization and effectiveness, with players constantly seeking better equipment through quests, dungeons, and raids.

With regular content updates and expansions, “World of Warcraft” has managed to maintain a dedicated and active player base over the years. The game has also spawned a massive esports scene, with competitive tournaments in both PvE and PvP aspects of the game.

“World of Warcraft” has had a significant impact on gaming culture, introducing millions of players to the world of MMORPGs and becoming a cultural phenomenon that extends beyond gaming. It remains one of the most popular and influential MMORPGs in the world, with a legacy that continues to shape the gaming industry.

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