What video game does WoW stand for?

World of Warcraft

WOW, or WoW, refers to World of Warcraft, a popular MMORPG developed by Blizzard Entertainment. Gameplay involves a player controlling a character and interacting with non-player characters (NPCs) or other players as they explore a world, fight monsters, and complete quests.

Blizzard Entertainment released WoW in 2004 to critical and commercial acclaim, becoming one of the most popular MMORPG games and highest-grossing video game franchises ever. More than 100 million accounts have been created since its release, and it is available as a paid subscription.

What are the World of Warcraft expansions?

Blizzard Entertainment has released numerous WoW expansion sets throughout the years. Players do not need to purchase the expansions to play WoW, but they include new game plots and features. WoW expansions include:

  • Burning Crusade (BC) - Released in January 2007
  • Wrath of the Lich King (WOTLK) - Released in November 2008
  • Cataclysm (cata) - Released in December 2010
  • Mists of Pandaria (MOP) - Released in September 2012
  • Warlords of Draenor (WOD) - Released in November 2014
  • Legion - Released in August 2016
  • Battle for Azeroth (BFA) - Released in August 2018
  • Shadowlands - Released in November 2020


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