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World of Warcraft expansion Battle for Azeroth sold over 3.4 million on its first day

World of Warcraft expansion Battle for Azeroth sold over 3.4 million on its first day

Battle for Azeroth has become the fastest-selling expansion pack for World of Warcraft.

Worldwide day-one sales for the MMORPG’s seventh expansion topped out at over 3.4 million units. In a statement, Blizzard Entertainment claims that this also places Battle for Azeroth as “one of the fastest-selling PC games of all-time.”

“Battle for Azeroth is a definitive chapter in the Horde and Alliance conflict at the heart of Warcraft, and it’s been thrilling to see players representing their factions in record numbers and embarking on their war campaigns—not to mention joining in ourselves,” said Blizzard CEO and co-founder Mike Morhaime.

“But the launch is just the beginning of this conflict. More epic content is coming to World of Warcraft in the weeks ahead, and we can’t wait for players to experience the full story as it unfolds over the course of the expansion.”

As with Legion before, Blizzard has a full schedule of post-launch support lined up for Battle for Azeroth, starting with this expansion’s first end-game raid content and PvP season on September 4th. Additional content, including new races, will drop in the near-future.


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Natalie Clayton is an Edinburgh-based freelance writer and game developer. Besides PCGamesInsider and Pocketgamer.biz, she's written across the games media landscape and was named in the 2018 GamesIndustry.biz 100 Rising Star list.

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