More than 60 million gamers have parachuted into Call of Duty: Warzone up to now 52 days since its launch, in accordance with Activision Blizzard.
When Warzone launched on March 11, the U.S. was simply going right into a pandemic lockdown. Video recreation gamers wanted one thing to do, and in its first month, the free-to-play recreation received greater than 50 million downloads, or the identical quantity that Electronic Arts and Respawn noticed with the debut of Apex Legends final yr.
In this case, social distancing and self-isolation contributed to Warzone’s success, and now the variety of downloads has grown even additional.
I had my first victory in Warzone on Saturday, and that’s no small feat, as it’s important to be the one squad to outlive in a battle with 150 gamers. In my opinion, Warzone is much more partaking than Call of Duty: Blackout, which debuted with Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII. That battle royale mode got here out final yr, and I didn’t assume that recreation was as partaking.
In its first-quarter earnings report at this time, Activision Blizzard stated it noticed sturdy demand for Call of Duty video games and World of Warcraft. In the primary quarter, Activision had 102 million month-to-month lively customers.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has bought by way of extra copies and has extra gamers than any prior Call of Duty title at this level after its launch. Sell-through (gross sales of the sport to customers, versus retailers) for Modern Warfare in Q1 was the best for the franchise exterior of a launch quarter, pushed by rising demand amid shelter-at-home circumstances, the corporate stated.
And Modern Warfare in-game web bookings greater than doubled year-over-year versus Call of Duty: Blacks Ops IIII from final yr.
Call of Duty: Mobile continued to construct on final October’s launch with new content material, options, and occasions geared toward participant engagement and retention. The recreation noticed elevated attain and engagement in March. And the Call of Duty League pivoted to all-digital matches. That recreation has topped 170 million downloads, per estimates from Sensor Tower again in December.
In a name, Activision Blizzard stated that the subsequent “premium Call of Duty” title stays on monitor for launch later this yr.