World of Warcraft
World of Warcraft is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game released in 2004 by Blizzard Entertainment. Set in the Warcraft fantasy universe, World of Warcraft takes place within the world of Azeroth, approximately four years after the events of the previous game in the series, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. The game was announced in 2001, and was released for the 10th anniversary of the Warcraft franchise on November 23, 2004. Since launch, World of Warcraft has had eight major expansion packs: The Burning Crusade, Wrath of the Lich King, Cataclysm, Mists of Pandaria, Warlords of Draenor, Legion, Battle for Azeroth, and Shadowlands. Similar to other MMORPGs, the game allows players to create a character avatar and explore an open game world in third- or first-person view, exploring the landscape, fighting various monsters, completing quests, and interacting with non-player characters or other players.
How Many People Play World of Warcraft?
We estimate that 3,319,886 people play per day, with a total player base of 116,487,233.
- Subscribers: 116,487,233
- Daily Players: 3,319,886
- Genres: RPG, Massively Multiplayer
- Platforms: PC, macOS
- Released: 2004-11-23
The Players and Daily login numbers are estimations based on subscriber numbers and online sentiment.
World of Warcraft Description
You were meant for more. You were meant for epic adventure. Maybe even greatness. To charge your enemies without fear. To live boldly and run with comrades you never knew you had. To experience the impossible. Descend into World of Warcraft and join millions of mighty heroes in an online world of myth, magic and limitless adventure. An infinity of experiences await.
Create Your Hero
Build your own unique hero from one of thirteen player races and ten different classes. Then rise to epic heights of power as you challenge the deadliest evils and claim the greatest rewards in the land.
Form Powerful Alliances
Play solo or enlist your friends to join forces with you as you negotiate the vast, battle-scarred landscape of a world at war.
Embark on Epic Quests
Engage in thousands of custom quests – with more being added all the time. Confront Illidan the Betrayer, shatter the Lich King’s undead armies and much, much more.
Explore the Ever-Changing World of Azeroth
World of Warcraft is constantly updated with new adventures to undertake, lands to explore, and monsters to vanquish. For a change of pace, join the party at a seasonal event like Brewfest or Hallow’s End!
Engage in Player-vs-Player Combat
Take part in the war between the Alliance and the Horde, the two factions who battle for control of Azeroth. From Arenas and Battlegrounds to large-scale PvP zones and open world combat, there’s always glory to be won.
Battle to Level 100
Ascend to new heights of power as you explore the verdant reaches of the Jade Forest, dodge the boiling vents of Gorgrond, and journey to Tanaan Jungle to battle Supreme Lord Kazzak.