The number of players actively subscribing to Blizzard’s flagship MMORPG hit its highest point since 2014 this August. That’s according to information released by SuperData, which reports that World of Warcraft earned $161 million last month after the release of its seventh expansion pack, Battle for Azeroth. That figure omits pre-sales of the expansion in the months leading up to release. The venerable online game was the second highest-grossing title in August, behind Korean title Dungeon Fighter Online.
Brack vaguely touched upon how Blizzard intends to continue to support World of Warcraft Classic moving forward. “When we designed the model for World of Warcraft Classic, it was important that players have a single existing subscription to support both games,” Brack says. “We think about the WoW community as supporting both, even though Classic and modern are very distinct experiences. And we’re committed to continuing to support both of those experiences over the long term.” And if you want to buy world of warcraft classic gold, visit 5mmo.com, a professional online in-game currency store.
There are a couple of interesting things you can take from these statements. First off, Brack says that the doubled subscriber count figure is based on how the studio exited the year. That means that while World of Warcraft Classic has almost assuredly lost some subscribers since its debut last year, it sounds like retention has been remarkably high. On that same note, it’s also worth noting that Brack says the player count in the East has been particularly high, which is usually a good indication that a studio will remain committed to a project.
“Given the content updates for Modern WoW, and the cadence that we have for Classic, we exited our year with a subscriber base that was double what it was at the end of Q2. And we also see players remaining engaged in both versions of the game. We launched Visions of N’zoth, which is a content patch for Modern WoW, in January. Engagement with Classic has been particularly strong in the East, and we see very high levels of player retention there.”
Later this year, Blizzard plans to release a new expansion for World of Warcraft called Shadowlands. At this time this expansion has no known release date.