Battle for Azeroth, the seventh expansion for World of Warcraft, launched last week – and the release was a huge success. Blizzard announced today that it sold more than 3.4 million copies of the add-on worldwide on the launch day, August 14, and set a new expansion record for WoW. It is not immediately clear whether this figure also includes pre-order sales, but whatever it is, it is a huge number. It beats the previous record of 3.3 million units sold on day one by Legion two years ago. Cataclysm from 2010 also sold 3.3 million units on the first day.
Launch is just the beginning for Battle for Azeroth. On 5 September the first invasion of the expansion, Uldir, will go live. It is set in an old titan facility in which gruesome old God experiments have gone wrong. Also that day, Blizzard Battle for Azeroth's first PvP and Mythic Keystone dungeon seasons will launch.
In addition, Blizzard plans more updates that "will provide even more content for players, including the ability to recruit the Kul Tiran people and Zandalari trolls as playable Allied races."
The battle for Azeroth suffered from a number of server problems on the launch day. Some had problems logging in, while others said they had problems viewing their characters.
Earlier expansions of World of Warcraft include: The Burning Crusade (2007), Wrath of the Lich King (2008), Cataclysm (2010), Mists of Pandaria (2012), Warlords of Draenor (2014) and Legion (2016). Keep checking with GameSpot for more information about Battle for Azeroth.