During the Activision Blizzard Q3 earnings call, World of Warcraft was said to still be on track to be the most successful expansion in the previous 10 years which includes previous releases like Mists of Pandaria, Warlords of Draenor, Legion, and Battle for Azeroth.
Despite a lot of criticism behind the expansion players seem to be sticking around, and the release of patch 9.1.5 today may see even more people begin returning to the game.
"World of Warcraft reach and engagement continues to benefit from the combination of the Modern game and Classic under a sinle subscription. World of Warcraft is on track to deliver its strongest engagement and net bookings outside of a Modern expansion year in a decade." The financial resaults read.
While "outside of a modern expansion year" may seem like Blizzard is picking a better stat for themselves, this is more impressive than a release considering World of Warcraft is currently behind on its average patch cycle, leaving players in a serious content drought.
Shadowlands Still On Track To Be World Of Warcraft's Most Successful Expansion In 10 Years
With no news on when patch 9.2 can be expected and what the future of the shadowlands holds, players are waiting closely to hear what the next step is for their game.
Blizzcon online 2022 was canceled last week but there will still be game announcements coming soon, just no timeline.
Blizzard as a whole was 20% up year-over-year in Q3 largely thanks to the release of Diablo II: Resurrected, but it was confirmed that World of Warcraft was still the largest franchise run by the company.