UPDATE (March 16, 2020): Activision‘s new free-to-play battle royale Call of Duty: Warzone has once again hit a new milestone, reaching 15 million players after just three days since its March 11 launch date. The game had already raked in a staggering six million players within its first 24 hours, breaking the previous record in the genre held by EA’s Apex Legends, which still impressively brought in 2.5 million gamers despite being a fresh title. If the count increases at the same rate, Warzone will be on track to break Apex Legend‘s one week record of 25 million players as well. As for the game’s future content, its developer and publisher has now promised fans more DLC to come, including special live events.
Call of Duty: Warzone is now live and free over on the title’s website.
— Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) March 14, 2020
ORIGINAL STORY (March 12, 2020): Activision‘s latest free-to-play battle royale Call of Duty: Warzone has launched with great success, raking in a staggering six million players in just 24 hours since its release.
The massive 150-player game is based in the new Modern Warfare universe, and is available on all platforms across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Grouped into three-man squads, players can earn rewards either by simply finding loot, eliminating enemies, or completing various “Contracts” that you can find across the map. As usual, the goal is to outlive all other squads and to be the last player — or team — standing.
The immense popularity of the game is no small feat by Call of Duty: Warzone. To provide some context, Apex Legends — another massively successful free-to-play battle royale game — had just 2.5 million players in its first 24 hours of launch. The number pales in comparison with the six million achieved by Activision despite being one of the biggest launches of this genre at the time.
What a day! 24 hours in and over 6 million of you have dropped into #Warzone.
— Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) March 11, 2020