How many people play World of Warcraft? WoW player count & population tracker (2024)

Lauren Bergin
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World of Warcraft continues to be one of the most popular MMORPGs in the world, but what exactly does the player count of the game look like in 2024? Here’s how many people are still playing World of Warcraft in June 2024.

As World of Warcraft continues to grow through Dragonflight, the shores of Azeroth are open for business and booming in popularity.

While it was once the premier MMORPG, there are a whole collection of competitors waiting in the wings to snatch the title. With Destiny 2 and FFXIV continuing to attract new players from far and wide, where does WoW sit in the tier list?

Here’s a full rundown of how many people play World of Warcraft as we make our way into 2024, with the game‘s population and player count.

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World of Warcraft is perfect for making friends and building communities.

How many people play World of Warcraft: Monthly count

For June 2024, it’s estimated that an average of 308,729 players log in to continue their World of Warcraft adventures each day, according to MMO Populations.

It’s worth bearing in mind that this information is comprised of “estimations based on subscriber numbers and online sentiment,” and therefore is purely an estimation. Player counts for the game haven’t been officially released outside of Activision Blizzard’s quarterly earnings calls.

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WoW Dragonflight has no doubt rekindled some interest in the age-old MMO.

World of Warcraft population compared to competitors

In comparison to its fellow MMOs, World of Warcraft still proves to be the most popular all-time MMORPG by a landslide. Not a single competitor comes anywhere near WoW’s estimated total player count, which is merely 2 million shy of 140 million.

MMORPGTotal Players (millions)
World of Warcraft142.61
Final Fantasy XIV Online55.58
Destiny 245.50
Baldur’s Gate III112.39
Old School RuneScape50.80
The Elder Scrolls Online24.11
Guild Wars 219.51
World of Warcraft Classic32.49
Lost Ark15.68

Is WoW a dead game?

It’s no secret that WoW has previously been on the decline, but these statistics prove it is far from dead. Indeed, it remains well ahead of competitors despite comparisons to FFXIV and Lost Ark.

A recent report from IGN also reveals that the game is currently on the up, with over 7 million players subscribed to the service.

The number of subscribers up dramatically from previous years and months after hitting a low of 4.07 million during Battle for Azeroth.

In the meantime, check out our WoW Dragonflight Enchanting and how to unlock world quests in WoW Dragonflight guides. To check WoW Classic server populations, check our guide right here.