Call of Duty: Warzone 2 looks to be a huge success as it passes an impressive player milestone just five days after its launch.
Call of Duty: Warzone 2 appears to be a big success for Activision as it crosses an impressive player milestone shortly after release. Warzone 2 is the full sequel to 2020’s Warzone, and it comes with a few new features to differentiate itself from the original. Most notably, Call of Duty: Warzone 2 adds the new DMZ game mode with a heavy focus on survival and extraction gameplay.
Like its predecessor and Modern Warfare, Warzone 2 is closely linked with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, as players are required to download a specific pack to play the game. However, gamers who just want to play Modern Warfare 2 are not required to install the Warzone 2 game pack. Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 came out relatively close to each other, and it looks like both games have been a success.
The official Call of Duty Twitter account reveals that Call of Duty: Warzone 2 surpassed 25 million players in just five days. It should be noted that Warzone 2 is a free-to-play title, so users are perhaps more likely to try it as opposed to a paid game. Still, reaching over 25 million players in five days is an impressive achievement. By comparison, it took Call of Duty: Warzone 10 days to reach 30 million users, so it’s likely that Warzone 2 will outpace its predecessor. The original Warzone ended up surpassing 100 million players in 2021, and it’ll be interesting to see if Warzone 2 manages to achieve the same.
The success story doesn’t end there, as Business Wire reported that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 generated over $1 billion within 10 days of its launch. It’s the fastest Call of Duty game to reach this staggering number, and it also holds the crown for the biggest-ever launch on the PlayStation Store. Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 appear to be massive successes for Activision, and these games will possibly break more records in the coming weeks.
Despite the massive numbers, Call of Duty: Warzone 2 is being review bombed as some players are giving it negative ratings to show their frustrations. It has a rating of “Mostly Negative” on Steam, and the current user score sits at 2.6 on Metacritic. It looks like some PC players are angry about controller users having an advantage due to a significant amount of aim-assist, while others are sharing complaints regarding Warzone 2’s UI and loot system.
Call of Duty: Warzone 2 is available now on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
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Source: Business Wire