Following the launch of Warzone 2.0 on Nov. 16, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II has quickly become the third most played game on Steam. The second iteration of the battle royale mode had over 370,000 concurrent players as of today, sitting above PUBG: Battlegrounds and Apex Legends, who at present occupy the fourth and fifth spots respectively on the Steam most played charts.

Whether or not Warzone 2.0 could go on to challenge CS:GO or Dota 2 for the top two spaces remains to be seen, but since Modern Warfare II recently jumped to the top of the European GSD Top 20, anything is possible. With the holiday season fast approaching, there’s a chance these numbers will rise again too. The numbers can be checked directly at any time from Steam’s recently revamped real-time charts.

A screenshot of Steam's most played chart, showing call of duty modern warfare 2 at number 3
Steam’s most played chart at time of writing shows the huge player count for Modern Warfare II.

The highest peak that Modern Warfare II has hit so far came on Nov. 20, with SteamDB recording an all-time peak player count of over 491,000. Modern Warfare II is the first Call of Duty since 2017’s WWII to land on Steam, since every subsequent title was only available on PC through Battle.net. The original iteration of Warzone is now offline and shall return on Nov. 28 renamed as Call of Duty: Warzone Caldera, as previously reported by GameLuster.

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. The huge success of the game went far beyond Steam, with the release of the game going on to be the biggest in the series history on the PlayStation Store, and the biggest debut globally across all platforms too.

Have you been checking out Warzone 2.0? Let us know in the comments below! For more on all things Call of Duty, stay tuned right here at GameLuster.

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