Battle for Azeroth snelst verkopende World of Warcraft-uitbreiding ooit

Twee weken geleden verscheen Battle for Azeroth, de nieuwste uitbreiding voor World of Warcraft. Deze uitbreiding werd door vele gezien als de grote comeback van de World of Warcraft-serie. Blizzard liep al diverse jaren tegen dalende verkoopcijfers aan. Daar heeft Battle for Azeroth verandering in gebracht. Op de dag van de lancering werden maar liefst 3.4 miljoen exemplaren van Battle for Azeroth verkocht.

Battle for Azeroth werd niet alleen de snelst verkopende uitbreiding van World of Warcraft, het werd ook nog de snelst verkopende PC-game aller tijden.

When the Battle for Azeroth™ erupted worldwide last week, champions of the Alliance and the Horde around the globe were called upon to fight for their faction. Heroes everywhere turned out in force, and Blizzard Entertainment today announced that as of Battle for Azeroth’s first full day of launch on August 14, more than 3.4 million units of the latest World of Warcraft® expansion had sold through worldwide—setting a new day-one sales record for the franchise and making it 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 Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “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.”

In de komende weken zal Blizzard nieuwe content voor Battle for Azeroth lanceren. Zo kunnen spelers de komende weken aan de slag gaan met de nieuwe multiplayer-mode Warfront, een 20 speler tellende coöperatief gevecht om een strategisch punt in handen te krijgen.

Op 4 september zal Blizzard de deuren openen van de aller eerste raid Uldir. Ook zal dan het eerste PvP-seizoen van start gaan en zal het eerste Mythic Keyston Dungeon season van start gaan.

In the coming weeks, players will be able to charge into Battle for Azeroth’s first Warfront, Stromgarde—a 20-player co-op battle for control of a key strategic stronghold in the Arathi Highlands.

On September 4, the gates will open to Battle for Azeroth’s first raid—Uldir, an ancient titan facility housing horrific Old God experiments gone awry.

Also on September 4, the expansion’s first PvP season and first Mythic Keystone dungeon season will commence. The Mythic Keystone dungeon will feature a unique “seasonal affix”—Infested—that introduces new challenges based on the corrupted denizens dwelling in the Uldir raid.

Beyond that, additional updates are in the works that will provide even more content for players on an ongoing basis, including the ability to recruit the Kul Tiran humans and Zandalari trolls as playable Allied Races. More information on future updates will be shared at a later date.

In2Gaming is ook druk bezig met Battle for Azeroth en wij hopen binnen twee weken met een review komen.