By Franceen Robles on September 8, 2016 at 10:17pm
“Legion,” Blizzard’s sixth expansion for their massively multiplayer online role-playing game "World of Warcraft," has officially sold more 3.3 million copies since its release on August 30.
The 3.3 million sales record was previously held by the game’s fourth expansion, “Cataclysm.” According to Blizzard’s press release, “Legion" has matched “the all-time record achieved by previous expansions and making it one of the fastest-selling PC games ever.” The number of players logged in at the same time was also reported to be at its highest since 2010 when “Cataclysm” was released.
Though unlike its predecessors, subscription numbers tied to “Legion” can no longer be tracked because of Blizzard’s decision to cease the reports back in November of last year. The last subscription report for the game was made during their second quarter 2015 financial report, when it was revealed that the game’s subscribers dipped down to 5.6 million. As such, it is currently not possible to compare subscription numbers with its predecessors.
Blizzard also announced during PAX West last week that a major content update for “Legion” is incoming. The patch, which is called “Return to Karazhan,” will feature a reimagined raid, new sets of quests, and a brand new raid called “Trial of Valor.” No date has been announced yet for this content update.
Lastly, Blizzard reiterated that a free companion app for “Legion” was released Tuesday. The app, which is available for iOS and Android devices, allows players to “manage their Order Hall missions and track World Quest availability.”
“World of Warcraft: Legion” is available both physically and digitally for $49. A digital deluxe edition is available for $69.99, which gives players in-game bonuses for various Blizzard games. A collector’s edition is also available for retail only, priced at $89.99. The collector’s edition contains the same bonuses from the digital deluxe edition, an artbook, a two-disc set of behind-the-scenes footage, a copy of the game’s soundtrack, and a mouse pad.
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