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Call of Duty: Warzone goes ballistic by amassing 15 million players faster than both Apex Legends and Fortnite

Call of Duty: Warzone offers a battle royale mode and a plunder mode. (Image source: Activision)
Call of Duty: Warzone offers a battle royale mode and a plunder mode. (Image source: Activision)
The Call of Duty: Warzone battle royale game has managed to attract over 15 million players in just three days since being launched. The incredible figure has surpassed anything either Apex Legends or Fortnite managed in the same period of time. Over 6 million people downloaded the free-to-play game within its first 24 hours of release.
Daniel R Deakin,

Call of Duty: Warzone was officially launched on March 10 and by March 13 the Twitter account for Call of Duty was celebrating the fact that the game had already amassed over 15 million players. It’s an amazing feat, even for a battle royale genre title. Previous milestones by Fortnite and then Apex Legends seemed unbeatable at the time, but it looks like there could be a new ruler of the roost if Warzone keeps attracting gamers at this astonishing rate. Games analyst Daniel Ahmad provided some handy figures for the sake of comparison:

Call of Duty: Warzone Apex Legends Fortnite Battle Royale
1 day - 6 million 1 day - 2.5 million 2 weeks - 10 million
3 days - 15 million 3 days - 10 million 6 weeks - 20 million
... 1 week - 25 million 11 weeks - 30 million
... 4 weeks - 50 million 16 weeks - 45 million

Obviously, it’s very early days but Activision will likely be delighted with the figures that Call of Duty: Warzone is delivering. However, the game has a long way to go before it can catch up with the big hitters in regard to overall current figures. Apex Legends has over 70 million players and apparently there will be a mobile version of the title coming soon, while PUBG has been downloaded over 600 million times with the mobile variant grossing more than US$1.5 billion by the end of 2019. As for Fortnite Battle Royale, this smash-hit game has attracted around 300 million players and has made over US$2 billion.

Call of Duty: Warzone gives players the chance to participate in a battle royale match that allows for 150 entrants. The game is available on Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One at the moment and has been additionally successful in gaining players thanks to being both free and by offering cross-platform play. Warzone was developed by Infinity Ward and Raven Software, which are both subsidiaries of Activision.

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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-03-15 (Update: 2020-03-15)
Daniel R Deakin
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My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.