Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s new battle royale mode, Warzone, is proving popular. In just 24 hours since its release earlier this week, it’s recorded a whopping six million total players. The news was touted by the game’s official social media channels today.
What a day! 24 hours in and over 6 million of you have dropped into #Warzone.
— Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) March 11, 2020
The numbers perhaps aren’t all that surprising given the game’s enormous install base and the fact that Warzone is a free mode, but it’s an impressive reminder of the franchises’ pulling power nonetheless. We have, after all, seen games like Battlefield V debut battle royale modes long after release with nowhere near the same numbers.
To compare Warzone’s numbers with another hugely successful free-to-play battle royale game, Apex Legends reached one million unique players less than eight hours after launch last year and achieved the milestone of 10 million players and one million concurrent players within 72 hours.
Like any flavor of the month game or game mode, however, the real test will be just how long Warzone’s numbers continue to hold in the millions of players. More on that soon, no doubt.
In related news, there’s a special cosmetic pack available for those playing Warzone on PS4 via PS Plus.