World of Warcraft Subscriber Numbers Leap to 7.4 Million Ahead of Warlords of Draenor

In the lead-up to the release of World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor, Blizzard's ever-popular MMO has seen a spike in subscriber numbers. During this quarter, the user base has climbed to 7.4 million, which makes for a bump of 600,000 compared to last quarter.

The latest patch for the game, dubbed "The Iron Tide" has just been rolled out, so I'm sure many are reactivating their subscriptions check out the changes and re-familiarize themselves with the game before November. 

For those looking to jump into the action, perhaps even for the first time, Blizzard is making it as easy as possible. As outlined on the studio's website:

To make the transition to Warlords of Draenor as seamless as possible for current and returning players, all previous expansions have been added to all existing World of Warcraft accounts. This means that moving forward, all current subscribers and everyone reactivating their subscription will automatically be up-to-date with the latest content through Mists of Pandaria.

World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor launches on November 13 for PC and Mac. Let us know whether or not you'll be diving back into Azeroth this fall in the comments below.