A month after the launch of Call of Duty: Warzone, the free-to-play battle royale mode has already hit a major milestone. According to publisher Activision, the free-to-play battle royale mode has hit 50 million players. It’s a staggering number, made more impressive by the fact that after only 24 hours, Warzone had already hit 6 million players.
Days after release, Warzone was peaking at 15 million, and those numbers were only set to rise. To reach 50 million players, Warzone has been pulling in more than a million gamers every day post-launch.
It’s been a good few months for the franchise. Last October, Call Of Duty Mobile was launched and climbed to 150 million downloads worldwide. Plus, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare and the newly remastered Modern Warfare 2 reached #1 and #5 on the most recent PlayStation Network sales charts. Warzone itself reached #1 in the free-to-play rankings. Call Of Duty posted via Twitter a thank you to the 50 million fans who have played the title.
Over 50 million players.
— Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) April 10, 2020
Earlier in the week, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Season 3 was launched. The new season includes a range of new updates to both Modern Warfare and Warzone. As well as the return of familiar face Alex, (unlockable with a purchased Battle Pass), Season 3 offers new 6v6 maps, (Talsik Backlot, Hovec Sawmill, and Aniyah Incursion), as well as an overhaul of Ground loot.
As for weapons and blueprints, they’ll be available in Supply Boxes, Quads have become accessible in both Warzone and Plunder. Elsewhere, there are new modes and multiplayer playlists, missions and Operator Threads.
It’s been a busy month for Activision, as they also launched Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered. The updated title is available for purchase on PS4 now. Pre-purchase is available for other platforms, before its release on April 30. The remastered campaign features HD visuals, (up to 4K), and HDR support for console users.