World of Warcraft Classic
Produced, developed, and published by Blizzard Entertainment, World of Warcraft Classic is an older version of the main World of Warcraft game, running alongside it. It was announced during BlizzCon 2017 and its servers came to live release on August, 2019. World of Warcraft Classic offers new and old players of World of Warcraft to experience or revisit the long-running MMORPG as it was when it was first released back in 2006 and before the Cataclysm expansion removed most of the content from the main World of Warcraft game. World of Warcraft Classic is currently available on Microsoft Windows, macOS, Classic Mac OS, Macintosh operating systems.
How Many People Play World of Warcraft Classic?
We estimate that 490,518 people play World of Warcraft Classic per day, with a total player base of 25,816,751.
- Subscribers: 25,816,751
- Daily Players: 490,518
- Genres: RPG, Massively Multiplayer
- Platforms: PC
- Released: 2019-08-27
The Players and Daily login numbers are estimations based on subscriber numbers and online sentiment.
World of Warcraft Classic Description
Return to Azeroth from a time long ago… when Level 60 was the cap. In World of Warcraft Classic, players get to play World of Warcraft from its original inception. None of the many expansions of World of Warcraft since 2006 are included. It is essentially World of Warcraft post update patch 1.12, but before The Burning Crusade expansion in 2007.
Players can choose from the 8 original races and the 9 character classes of the Alliance and Horde factions. As noted, the level experience cap is Level 60, which is also reflected in the quests and PVE enemy levels, including raid bosses. Likewise, skills, weapons, armor, and areas available to players are also limited to what was in the original World of Warcraft release. However, this also means that players can obtain items that had become unavailable, due to their removal from later expansions.
However, World of Warcraft Classic does have more modern conveniences, such as an updated UI and removal of bugs that the original World of Warcraft had. Blizzard Entertainment has also released a separate World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic for players who prefer the updates and changes introduced by that first major expansion.