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WoW's New Expansion Battle For Azeroth Sets A Sales Record

The seventh expansion is the most successful one yet.


Battle for Azeroth, the seventh expansion for World of Warcraft, launched last week--and the release was a massive success. Blizzard announced today that it sold more than 3.4 million copies of the add-on worldwide on launch day, August 14, setting a new WoW expansion record. It's not immediately clear if this figure also includes pre-order sales, but whatever the case, it's a massive number. It beats the previous record of 3.3 million units sold on day one by Legion two years ago. 2010's Cataclysm also sold 3.3 million units on its first day.

Launch is just the start for Battle for Azeroth. On September 5, the expansion's first raid, Uldir, will go live. It's set in an "ancient titan facility housing horrific Old God experiments gone awry." Also that day, Blizzard will launch Battle for Azeroth's first PvP and Mythic Keystone dungeon seasons.

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Additionally, Blizzard is planning more updates 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."

Battle for Azeroth suffered from some server issues on launch day. Some had problems logging in while others said they had issues viewing their characters.

Previous World of Warcraft expansions have included: The Burning Crusade (2007), Wrath of the Lich King (2008), Cataclysm (2010), Mists of Pandaria (2012),Warlords of Draenor (2014), and Legion (2016). Keep checking back with GameSpot for more on Battle for Azeroth.

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