Call of Duty: Warzone reaches 50 million players – but no faster than Apex Legends

Warzone launched breaking records - now it's 'only' tying them

Call of Duty: Warzone

Call of Duty: Warzone shot out of the gate with one of the most ridiculous rises in the generally-meteoric realm of battle royale games. The game hit its early player count milestones far faster than other free-to-play battle royales, but that was to be expected with the strength of the Call of Duty name. So a month after launch, how do the charts look?

Warzone’s growth has slowed a bit since launch, but only to the already-ridiculous standard set by the Apex Legends player count. Warzone now boasts over 50 million players, 31 days after launch. Apex Legends reported that number in about a month, too – specifically, 28 days after launch. The fact that Apex’s number still stands up against a free Call of Duty game is pretty impressive, and both games have had no shortage of success.

Warzone reached six million players in its first 24 hours, and 15 million within ten days, substantially faster than Apex. There’s no direct comparison for the intervening number, as EA and Activision reported different milestones – Warzone reached 30 million players in ten days, while Apex Legends reached 25 million in seven.

Seems the world is not yet tired of battle royale, in any case.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season 3 just got underway, with a host of new content for both Modern Warfare itself and Warzone.