Call Of Duty: Warzone Hits Huge Player Milestone In First 24 Hours
Activision announces how many people have played Warzone for PS4, Xbox One, and PC over its first day.
Call of Duty: Warzone, the free-to-play Call of Duty battle royale game set in the Modern Warfare universe, is off to a very good start. Activision has confirmed that more than 6 million people played Warzone over its first 24 hours.
"Thank you -- we're just getting started," the tweet says, referring to developer Infinity Ward and Raven Software's plan to update and support the game with more content and events over time.
What a day! 24 hours in and over 6 million of you have dropped into #Warzone.— Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) March 11, 2020
Thank you – we’re just getting started.#FreeCallofDuty pic.twitter.com/GpDKJw5QD4
For comparison, Titanfall developer Respawn's battle royale game, Apex Legends, hit 2.5 million players over its first 24 hours. That's not a terrific comparison, however, as Call of Duty is an established franchise while Apex Legends was a new IP that no one knew about.
Apex would go on to tally 25 million players over its first week, so it'll be interesting to see how Warzone compares over time.
In terms of what's to come in the future for Warzone, Activision has said fans can look forward to new DLC and live events that will keep you guessing. This will be on top of the content headed to Modern Warfare's standard multiplayer mode.
Additionally, Activision is developing a brand-new Call of Duty game for release later this year. It hasn't been officially announced yet, but rumors peg it to be Black Ops 5 from developer Treyarch.
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