World of Warcraft steps through the Dark Portal and reclaims subscription figures of the past | PCGamesN

World of Warcraft steps through the Dark Portal and reclaims subscription figures of the past

World of Warcraft subscription figures

A couple of months ago, subscriber numbers for World of Warcraft had dropped just under 7 million, which is still an absurdly massive number. One, however, that’s still far from its 12 million peak in 2010. 

With the launch of Warlords of Draenor, though, the MMO has seen a huge spike in subscriptions, getting it close to its heyday numbers. 

Just before the Dark Portal opened and players could charge into the past, it got over 600,000 new or returning subscribers, making the total 7.4 million. 24 hours after launch, that increased again. 

The game now has over 10 million subscribers, and within a day, Blizzard had shifted more than 3.3 million copies of the expansion, sold, not shipped.

"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 CEO Mike Morhaime.

"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."

Nick is still diligently working away on his review, and you can see how he’s been getting on by going over to his Warlords of Draenor review in progress


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Htorne Avatar
3 Years ago

Yes it is that good - it almost feels a bit like WoW-2 but still retains what made World of Warcraft, World of Warcraft. They have really improved on the storytelling and it works - now you don't necessarily have to go to youtube to understand why NPC 1 is angry with NPC 2 and why NPC 3 even cares - gone are the - Kill these monsters because they are evil, beneath every monster is a story, and a good one, with depth as well. And... you don't have to search much to find it. Just brilliant.

Fattox Avatar
3 Years ago

Gotta say, this is my fave time so far since vanilla. TBC was cool, WoTLK too. Cata was OK, MoP kinda meh.


WoD feels great though. Garrisons are a sweet addition. And i love the new style of the cinematics (and the frequency).


Lots of PvP going on since we can't just fly everywhere, hopefully they don't change that anytime soon.

WizardlyWolf Avatar
3 Years ago

Going to be renewing my sub when I get paid and buying WoD can't wait