Battle for Azeroth, the seventh extension to World of Warcraft, released last week – and the release was a huge success. Blizzard announced today that it sold more than 3.4 million copies of the worldwide appendix on launch day 14th of August, and set a new WoW expansion post. It is not immediately clear if this figure also includes pre-order, but nevertheless it is a large number. It beat the previous record of 3.3 million units sold on day one of Legion two years ago. 2010 Cataclysm also sold 3.3 million units on its first day.
Launch is just the start of Battle for Azeroth. On September 5th, the expansion's first raid, Uldir, will be alive. It is set in an "old titanium plant, which remembers the dreadful old god experiments that have gone wrong." Also that day, Blizzard will launch Battle for Azeroth's first PvP and Mythic Keystone Dungeon seasons.
In addition, Blizzard is planning more updates that will "provide even more content to players on a continuous basis, including the ability to recruit Kul Tiran people and Zandalari troll as playable allied races."
Azeroth Battle of Some server issues on launch day. Someone had trouble logging in while others said they were having trouble looking at their characters.
Former World of Warcraft extensions have included: The Burning Crusade (2007), Wrath of the Lich King (2008), Cataclysm (201