On March 10, Activision Blizzard launched its free battle royale Call of Duty: Warzone. On the first day, the title’s player count exceeded 6 million.
The publisher announced this on Twitter. The company did not specify how exactly this number is distributed across PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Nor did it say how many of them players played the game through Call of Duty: Modern Warfare vs a standalone edition.
With this milestone in just one day, Warzone promises to become the fastest growing battle royale. According to PCGamesN, the title’s audience may reach 10 million players in the immediate future. For comparison:
In the first day, 2.5 million people played Apex Legends. The title’s player count reached 10 million in 3 days.
Fortnite brought in 1 million players in the first 24 hours. The game has surpassed 10 million players in two weeks.
Call of Duty: Warzone also had a very strong launch on Twitch. According The Loadout, it took the title an hour to hit 357 thousand viewers. A few hours later, their number reached nearly 500 thousand.
It’ll be interesting to see how Warzone compares with Apex Legends on Twitch. The title from Respawn was the first one in the history of the streaming platform to take the top spot in top 10 most viewed titles in the release month. Its viewership maximum reached 657 thousand people in 30 days.
Call of Duty: Warzone launched just a day after the announcement (almost as fast as Apex Legends). Warzone might very well take the lead in the battle royale niche. This would not come as a suprise given its instant growth and extremely strong brand.