Posted on November 19, 2014, Stew Shearer Warlords of Draenor Pushes WoW’s Subscribers Past 10 Million
World of Warcraft’s subscription numbers have jumped back up to 10 million after recent substantial drops.
The game, which had seen its worldwide members-base fall as low as 6.8 million earlier this year, received a significant boost in subscribers following the release of the Warlords of Draenor expansion launched last week.
This numbers boost came despite significant issues with the launch of Draenor. These problems eventually prompted its developers at Blizzard to issue and apology and offer players five days worth of free play time as recompense.
This, of course, isn’t the first time that World of Warcraft has experienced a drastic membership rise following one of its expansions. The game saw a similar increase in subscribers following the release of its Mists of Pandaria expansion back in 2012. While we can’t know exactly why this happens, it’d probably be a safe bet that some players simply stop playing once they burn an expansion and then return when new content emerges.