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When Did World of Warcraft Come Out?

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When did World of Warcraft come out? Blizzard Entertainment's massively multiplayer online role-playing game, World of Warcraft, was released on Nov. 23, 2004. The game has been out for over 17 years and continues to be one of the most popular and largest multiplayer online games.

World of Warcraft is set in the Warcraft fantasy universe and takes place in the world of Azeroth. Like other MMORPGs, players can create a character and explore the open world of Azeroth. There are currently over 24,000 quests in the game where players can team up with others, fight various monsters, enter dungeons and interact with the numerous non-player characters in the game.

Throughout the years, World of Warcraft has added several expansions to the game. Since the launch, the game has had eight major expansion packs. the most recent being Shadowlands. With each expansion, new zones, rewards, quests, features and more are added to World of Warcraft.

When Did World of Warcraft Come Out?

Even after 17 years, players of World of Warcraft continue to play due to its incredibly smooth gameplay. Compared to the other MMORPGs, World of Warcraft players have mentioned that the game runs smooth, has aged well and continues to see updates and changes that add to the game.

World of Warcraft remains a popular game for many players and has been called the greatest MMORPGs of all time. Although some argue that the game has changed significantly through the years, loyal players of World of Warcraft have fought back saying that updates and changes are what have kept the game alive for over 17 years.

World of Warcraft will continue to release new expansions and updates as new and old players of the game continue to support and play the game.