Blizzard World of Warcraft

VersionLegion(as of 6/20/2017)
PlatformsWindows, Mac
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Rating:3.8  |  28 Votes

Main Features

  • MMORPG-style online game with millions of subscribers
  • Ongoing development and release of new expansion content
  • Totally pluggable and customizable user interface
  • Support for PvP, PvE, RP, and RPPvP modes
  • Wide user community support
  • 24/7 Blizzard support available

Software Overview

World of Warcraft, commonly abbreviated “WoW,” is a popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG). It is developed by Blizzard Entertainment and boasts over seven million subscribers worldwide. WoW takes place in the virtual world of Azeroth. Players create one or more avatars and complete quests while interacting with other players in the world. WoW is available for both Mac and Windows platforms and requires users to pay a recurring monthly subscription fee.

WoW provides different genres of gameplay, including player versus environment (PvE), player versus player (PvP), and role playing (RP). In PvE gameplay, players can quest individually or join raids in which they cooperate to defeat dungeons. PvP mode provides competitive play against other players in arena battles. In role-playing mode, players act and speak as if they were in a virtual world as a fantasy character. In WoW, players have the ability to create and customize avatars as they gain experience in the game. Each avatar has a faction (Alliance or Horde), gender (male or female), class, race, two primary professions, and a class talent specification. By completing quests, players can earn items and gear that equip their characters for higher level game content.

Blizzard provides ongoing support and new content for the WoW community. As of June 2017, Blizzard has released six expansion packs: The Burning Crusade (BC), Wrath of the Lich King (WOTLK), Cataclysm, Mists of Pandaria (MOP), Warlords of Draenor (WOD), and Legion. Each expansion pack allows players to explore new game content and upgrade their characters to a new level maximum. Blizzard also provides regular patch updates for game balancing and bug fixes.

If you enjoy MMORPGs, you most likely have already played World of Warcraft. It’s the most subscribed MMORPG in the world and has a diverse, dedicated community of players. Different WoW websites provide game analysis ("theorycraft"), as well as custom UI mods that can enrich the game experience. These features, among others, make World of Warcraft one of the premiere MMORPG series.

Primary File Type

mpq icon.MPQBlizzard Mo'PaQ File

Supported File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.MPQBlizzard Mo'PaQ File
.ADTWorld of Warcraft Map File
.BLPBlizzard Texture File
.LUALua Source Code
.M2World of Warcraft Model Object
.MFILBlizzard Software Update File
.TFILBlizzard Software Update File
.TOCWorld of Warcraft Add-on Table of Contents File
.WDBBlizzard World of Warcraft Database File
.WMOWorld of Warcraft World Map Object
.WTFWorld of Warcraft Text File

Additional Related File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.WOWPROJAddOn Studio Project File
Updated 6/20/2017