Asmongold claims WoW’s peak was bigger than Fortnite and Minecraft
❘ Posted: 2022-10-05T17:56:25
❘ Updated: 2022-10-05T17:56:46
Twitch star Asmongold has explained why he thinks World of Warcraft’s spike in popularity is bigger than other huge games like Fortnite and Minecraft.
Asmongold is a longtime World of Warcraft player and as such knows a lot about the history of the game and each of its expansions.
The OTK streamer was around for the game’s peaks in the mid-2000s with expansions like The Burning Crusade and Wrath of the Lich King when the MMORPG had 15 million concurrent subscribers.
Now, Asmon claims that WoW, in its most popular form, was more beloved than Minecraft and Fortnite.
Asmongold explains why WoW was bigger than Minecraft and Fortnite
The 31-year-old streamer was live on October 5 when he explained how big WoW was when it was most popular.
“WoW at its peak was much bigger than Minecraft at its peak. Fortnite or Minecraft. It felt like a legitimate cultural phenomenon,” he said.
He proved his point by pulling Google search analytics showing that World of Warcraft at its peak had far greater sustained interest than Minecraft or Fortnite.
However, the streamer admitted that WoW has a much smaller player base, although this is mainly due to the difficulty of accessing WoW rather than a Battle Royal or Minecraft. WoW also requires a monthly subscription, while Fortnite is completely free and Minecraft is a one-time purchase.
Ultimately, it’s entirely subjective which of the three games is the greatest, but WoW certainly has a strong case for being the greatest game of all time.
With WoW Dragonflight on the way, Blizzard Entertainment hopes the company can return to the limelight of its glory days.