How Many People Play Warzone? (User & Growth Stats)

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With the rise of battle royale-type games making a hit in the past few years, Call of Duty decided to hop into the hype train with Call of Duty: Warzone, their own version of battle royale style of game. But, now that some time has passed and the hype has died down, did the game managed to succeed, and how many people play Warzone regularly?

Although not as popular as it was on release Call of Duty: Warzone was in the last 30 days played by 53,230,555 players according to the data provided by Active Player. The game is far from its peak though and shows signs of stagnation across every measurable statistic. Despite somewhat weakened interests, it still managed to outperform last year financially.

As it turns out, in the end, Call of Duty: Warzone did not manage to carry the whole franchise, since at the moment Modern Warfare has more total growth compared to Warzone. Let’s see why is Warzone performing so poorly compared to other battle royale titles. If you’re interested, stay with us and keep reading!

How many people play Call of Duty: Warzone?

In the last 30 days, Call of Duty Warzone had 53,230,555 according to the data provided by Active Player. The data in the table below show a trend alternating between losing and gaining a small percentage of players every month.

MonthAverage Monthly Players
Last 30 Days53,230,555
September 30, 202253,014,456
August 30, 202253,314,049
July 30, 202253,125,258
Average Monthly Players – Call of Duty: Warzone

What’s the maximum number of players per day?

According to Active Player, it seems that the game generally gets between 1 million~ to 3 million daily log-ins. Regrettably, no one can keep the actual number of players logged in a day. In the last 30 days, a peak with 3,548,704 players logged in has been recorded.

It’s a massive number of players that doesn’t surprise us considering the overall success and fame of the franchise.

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Call of Duty: Warzone player count by country

The game fits nicely in the battle royale setting, and with it carrying the name of Call of Duty, it was a big success. The game has an interface that helps players enter into multiplayer combat against 150 other players across the globe. It’s also a hit because it allows cross-platform play and progression.

Out of the estimated 100 million players to date, Player Counter managed to make a rough estimate of the top 5 countries that make the Warzone community. According to their data, 22.22% of the players come from the United States, 5.85% from China, 4.71% from the United Kingdom, 4.61% from Brazil, and 3.40% from Germany.

Call of Duty: Warzone players count by device

Neither Raven Software nor Activision shared the actual usage statistics related to the number of players playing on their respective platforms.

Fortunately, Dexerto managed to grab ahold of some info and decided to share them with the fandom. According to their estimated percentage, 42.1% of the users prefer to play on a PlayStation console. Meanwhile, 25.6% prefer playing on the Xbox, 28.4% on the PC, and 3.9% on mobile. So that makes almost 70% of the players have consoles as their device of choice.

It’s important to note that Warzone is a cross-platform game, this is an important factor when looking at the device statistics.

How many people have left Call of Duty: Warzone?

Call of Duty: Warzone is not losing players exactly, it just isn’t gaining enough players to expect stable sustainable growth in the future. The table below shows the most recent data from Active Player. The data clearly indicates a sort of stagnant trend related to the Call of Duty: Warzone player base.

MonthMonthly Gain / LossMonthly Gain / Loss %
Last 30 Days+216,0990.0%
September 30, 2022-299,5930.0%
August 30, 2022+188,7910.0%
July 30, 2022+777,661+1%
The live monthly player count for Call of Duty: Warzone

The last month that has seen a significant increase in players was July of 2022, and even that number was a meager 1%. The rest of the months, including the last 30 days have seen much less growth.

Overall all things considered, Warzone has lost a massive amount of players since its launch, so the stability in the trend is encouraging.

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How much money has Call of Duty: Warzone made?

Despite people leaving the game, it seems those who decided to power through the hacker problem are still contributing a lot of cash to the game. According to a report, Warzone and Modern Warfare made around $1.9 billion a year. This means Warzone’s total for the years 2020 and 2021 could be around $4 billion.

NetBet says that Warzone makes about $5.2 million a day, which means people spend over 3,600 a minute. So, despite the player count falling short in terms of money generating, the game is still doing great.

The last financial report however showed that despite losing players and engagement Warzone managed to outperform last year financially. It was not disclosed how much money exactly was earned only that the profits increased despite the game bleeding players.

What are the reviews for Warzone?

The game has generally received favorable reviews from several publications and Metacritic. GameSpot said the game is a fantastic take on the battle royale system on Call of Duty. Meanwhile, IGN commented the beat version is enjoyable despite the serious tones and debt the game has.

PublicationScore
MetacriticPC: 80/100
PS4: 79/100
One: 79/100
GameSpot7/10
IGN7/10
Source: Wikipedia

How is Call of Duty: Warzone doing on Twitch?

There’s been a decline in interest in Warzone on Twitch. Warzone managed to get only 31,333 weekly viewers on average across 2,319 channels. That results in 4,992,362 of watched content on average per week.

The last time this article was updated, the game has been barely among the top 10 streamed games, today the game is #16.

Where does it rank in the Battle Royale leaderboard?

The game makes it the 6th best game on the Leaderboard, which is based on both Twitch and YouTube live data. Oddly enough, the game it was supposed to replace, Modern Warfare, did a lot better in the last Leaderboard.

With both the numbers from YouTube and Twitch, Warzone ranks #48 overall game but manages to be the 6th best Battle Royale game for the last seven days.

DrDisRespect ranks as the top Call of Duty: Streamer, with three streams that managed to draw in 266,736 viewer hours.

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How is it doing compared to other Battle Royale-Type Games?

It’s not doing very well, considering it ranked 6th overall in the Battle Royale Leader boards. Apex and Fortnite surpass the Call of Duty game by a long shot. Even Modern Warface managed to overtake Warzone eventually. Meanwhile, Garena Free Fire and PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUND also are ranked above Warzone.

Some interesting facts about Call of Duty: Warzone

The game was released in 2020, but development took a lot of time. The game actually started development in 2017. Back then, it wasn’t even called Warzone yet. Instead, the original name of the game was Magma.

They switched it when the developers showed a rise in the popularity of PLAYERSUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUND.

In addition, the game’s mode was originally set in Kabul, Afghanistan. However, the developers and studio decided to have the setting in Verdansk instead. Finally, there was some footage of Warzone being featured in the Modern Warfare trailer that was released on May 30th, 2019.

Warzone’s story is actually intertwined with Modern Warfare, Black Ops Cold War, and Vanguard. For example, Verdanska is also used in several multiplayer maps in Modern Warfare.

Rebirth Island is actually inspired by elements found in the Black Ops game. Meanwhile, Caldera is a World War II-themed Pacific Island and even complements the story in Vanguard.

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Did Call of Duty: Warzone fix the cheater problem?

It seems like hackers became a problem early in the game. While there have been efforts to remove cheating, hackers somehow find their way back into the game. Back in 2020, Infinity Ward announced that they had banned over 70,000 cheaters found worldwide.

While they did continue to remove reported cheaters, it seems these hackers multiply once you get rid of one.

Why did they decide to make Warzone free-to-play?

Most Call of Duty titles have a pretty hefty price tag. That wasn’t the case for Warzone. Warzone became one of the company’s free-to-play battle royale games where you can go up against over 100 players simultaneously all over the world.

Not putting a price on the game might have damaged this game’s earnings, but the company seemed pretty confident in the success of the game in the long run. The free-to-play model managed to pay off for companies small than Activision-Blizzard, there was no reason to suspect that it might fail for the,

It turns out their hunch was correct. Call of Duty was racking up revenue for the developers early into their release despite the game being free. Despite a huge number of players quitting due to cheating and some players getting banned, the game still managed to earn a significant sum. It turns out that those who decided to continue the game tend to be heavy spenders.

While the player count seems erratic, the game is still making money, so it seems it might take a while before the company decides to discontinue the game. In addition, it still managed to hit the highly-rated games to watch on Twitch and YouTube, so the game must still be good.

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