Call of Duty: Warzone and the Call of Duty franchise are having a banner year, with Battle Royale surpassing 85 million players, according to an Activision press release.
The entire franchise has sold more than $ 3 billion in products this year, with more than 200 million people playing a Call of Duty game in 2020. Activision believes that is largely due to its “ecosystem business model. shared, ”which offers free services for games like Warzone for console and PC players, a mobile version to reach new players, and traditional premium games like Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.
The press release reports that more than 85 million people have played Call of Duty: Warzone since its launch in March, and expect that number to rise when Black Ops Cold War and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare are integrated into Warzone in late March. this month. According to the report, the entire Call of Duty franchise “has delivered the most players in recorded history this year, as well as the largest November ever in terms of monthly players and hours played. “Year-to-date increases” include net reserves over 80% and units sold up over 40% year-over-year. “In short, that’s a lot of Call of Duty.
The global pandemic has likely bolstered these numbers a bit, especially with a free Battle Royale option that dropped just before the shutdowns began in the U.S. However, either way, these numbers cannot be denied: Call of Duty is more popular than ever.