Call of Duty: Warzone launched ten days ago on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. It has already achieved 30 million players. But how does that compare to competitors like Apex Legends and Fortnite?
We don’t have ten-day data for the other two titles, so the comparison is not apples-to-apples, but we do have one-week data for Apex Legends. Respawn’s free-to-play battle royale game managed 25 million players in its first week.
And what about Fortnite? Epic’s free-to-play battle royale took 40 days to reach 20 million players. Of course, neither Fortnite nor Apex Legends could lean on the name recognition of a franchise like Call of Duty. They were, at the time, new franchises.
Last we checked, Fortnite stood at 250 million users as of last March. Meanwhile, Apex Legends plateaued after its gangbuster debut. The last figure that we saw was reported in October. It stood at 70 million players.
It’s hard to say where Warzone might go from here in terms of player count. Can it really compete with Fortnite? But one thing is for sure: Activision already has a hit on their hands. Whether they can maintain the momentum, that’s still up in the air.
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