Last week, the Call of Duty community made their goodbyes to the original Warzone with memes and posts of gameplay. Now, the new player stats for Warzone 2.0 tell us where that story continues for the many fans of the original game. It seems they have swiftly moved forward and dropped into the Al-Mazrah map for something new.
Since it launched on Nov. 16, Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 has amassed more than 25 million players in less than one week (five days after its announcement). The news was released on the Call of Duty Twitter channel, thanking the community for jumping on board with the new iteration of the battle royale. This looks good in comparison to the original Warzone, which was released in March 2020, and had attracted a smaller but no less impressive 15 million players across all platforms.
If we break this down a bit more, that’s five million new players a day, a figure that Warzone 2.0 has matched after five days. The original Warzone, which was decommissioned for twelve days on Nov. 16, reached a lifetime total of 50 million players, so it’ll be interesting to see whether the follow up of the battle royale could match and even best its predecessor.
— Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) November 21, 2022
As recently reported by GameLuster, a developer with Infinity Ward confirmed that work on Warzone 2.0 started right after the launch of its predecessor in 2020. It’s been a long time coming, but the ambitious map seems to have paid off.
Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare II launched on Oct. 28 across all major platforms, including the PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC via Battle.net and Steam. While you’re here, don’t miss our glowing review of the recently released Modern Warfare II.
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