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Over 6 million players have played Call of Duty: Warzone within first 24 hours

Published: 08:37, 12 March 2020
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Call of Duty: Warzone

Call of Duty: Warzone is off to a great start. Activision have confirmed that 6 million players have dived into their free to play battle royale title on all platforms.

After many rumours and leaks, Call of Duty: Warzone finally arrived to all platforms earlier this week. It is a standalone, free to play battle royale experience set in the Modern Warfare universe and according to Activision, its launch day has been a major success.

Over at Twitter, the publisher officially confirmed that more than 6 million players have jumped into Warzone's battle royale arena in first 24 hours. Yes, the game is free and Call of Duty title certainly helps but nonetheless, the player count is still very impressive.

For example, Respawn Entertainment's, free to play battle royale Apex Legends managed to attract 2.5 million players within 24 hours while the world's most popular battle royale Fortnite had more than 1 million players under 24 hours.

It expected that Call of Duty: Warzone's player count keeps rising over the weekend, potentially breaking new records on the way. 

Activision confirmed that this is just a start for the new game, which will receive plenty of content updates in the future. According to reports, the publisher plan to support the game for years to come, similarity to how Respawn and Epic Games support Apex Legends and Fortnite, respectively.

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COD: Warzone

Warzone is available on PC (Battle.net), PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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