Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has set new records for the franchise since its launch, publisher Activision has announced today. Across hours played, most hours per player, and average daily players, the latest game in the series has set new highs for engagement on its way to becoming the most played Call of Duty multiplayer in the first 50 days since launch in six years.
Activision notes that 500 million multiplayer hours were wracked up over nearly 300 million multiplayer matches, and Modern Warfare has sold a whopping $1 billion in sell-through worldwide since its launch.
Byron Beede, executive vice president and general manager for Call of Duty, Activision, said of today’s news:
“The momentum for Modern Warfare from day one has been incredible. Players are having a great time and are continuing to engage across the multiplayer experience at the highest level in years. We’re also seeing new franchise highs for this console generation in hours played, hours per player and average daily players.
It’s great to see the fan response to the hard work from our development teams led by Infinity Ward. Players are having a great time, and there’s much more to come as we continue to deliver new content.”
Patrick Kelly, co-studio head and creative director for developer Infinity Ward also weighed in:
“We’re bringing our players together to play across all platforms and that continues today with a new wave of content coming to everyone for free.
Starting today Vacant and Shipment are in full multiplayer rotation. Players can also jump into new Gunfight maps, play a new Special Ops mission and play fun new modes, starting with Cranked.”
Today’s news follows on from Activision’s earlier claim that Modern Warfare had enjoyed an exceptional launch, which was later confirmed by the NPD Group as it topped the US charts in November.