World of Warcraft
World of Warcraft is Blizzard’s premier massively multiplayer online roleplaying game. Since its release in 2004, World of Warcraft has been the largest and most popular MMORPG in the world. Set in the high fantasy world of Azeroth established in Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, World of Warcraft has had eight expansions, including he Burning Crusade, Wrath of the Lich King, Cataclysm, Mists of Pandaria, Warlords of Draenor, Legion, Battle for Azeroth, and Shadowlands. Players in World of Warcraft get to choose one of the many fantasy races and classes between the Alliance and Horde factions to explore, battle, and join together in epic adventures. World of Warcraft is available on Microsoft Windows and macOS.
How Many People Play World of Warcraft?
We estimate that 4,439,987 people play per day, with a total player base of 116,841,768.
- Subscribers: 116,841,768
- Daily Players: 4,439,987
- 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
Prepare for adventure and build your own legend! Enter the World of Warcraft and join the endless conflict between the noble Alliance and the courageous Horde, as these factions battle each other, as well as the dark evil that seeks to engulf the world of Azeroth. Experience what millions of players have since 2004 in adventuring in the World of Warcraft.
Players begin by choosing a realm (i.e. server), and then their faction. Both factions have their fair share of heroes and villains, whether it is the Alliance or the Horde. The only consideration is that a faction cannot openly communicate with players that do not belong to the same faction.
Once you have chosen a faction, the next step is selecting your avatar’s race. There are currently 12 races, 6 for each faction. The Pandaren race (added in Mists of Pandaria) remains neutral until after getting past the beginner zone, where the player must select one of the two factions. There are also 10 allied races that can be selected, such as the Nightborne and Mechagnomes (added with the Battle for Azeroth expansion).
After selecting a race, choose from one of the 13 character classes, each with a unique play style and skill set that will fit different tastes. Whether you prefer to be a tank like the Paladins and Death Knights, the melee mastery of Demon Hunters, Monks, and Warriors, the specializations of Hunters and Rogues, or the spellcasting of Priests, Mages, Shamans, and Warlocks, there is a class that is a perfect fit for you, brave adventurer!
Journey through the World of Warcraft universe from the frigid environments of Northrend to the mythical land of Pandaria. Explore the Broken Isles. Travel to the nearby realms of Outland and dive into the depths of the Shadowlands. Whether solo or bringing a party of friends, World of Warcraft has epic quests and endless adventure awaiting for you.