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Concurrent player numbers in World of Warcraft are “highest they’ve been in several years” thanks to Legion

With each new World of Warcraft expansion comes an influx of both new and returning players. That being said, Blizzard has revealed that with its latest expansion, Legion, things are looking better than they have in years.

“We knew this expansion was going to be something for the books, but reception has just blown us away,” Blizzard revealed during a panel at PAX West.

“The early reviews are coming in, they’re really positive. Fan reception has been phenomenal.

At the same panel Blizzard went on to reveal that WOW is currently seeing its highest concurrency numbers in years.

“Concurrency – we’ve had to check and triple check our numbers, because it’s the highest they’ve been in recent memory. Several years, for sure.” 

What numbers is it doing exactly? Well nobody knows. As you may remember, last year Blizzard announced it wouldn’t be sharing player numbers anymore. Normally, a sign of a game on the decline.

World of Warcraft: Legion released earlier last week on the 30th. So far it has garnered an 85 on Metacritic.

My Opinion:

My only real exposure to WOW was at the hands of one South Park episode, so I’m not the guy to ask if the newest expansion is any good or not. Personally, I think they should just rejuvenize the cash-cow IP with a sequel. And release it on PlayStation Vita…


Tyler Fischer is a Senior Writer for MONG who plays video games when he’s not busy researching alien conspiracy theories at 2AM. You can find him on Twitter.

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