Game news Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2: where have the players gone? A funny observation after the release of Warzone 2
Published on 08/12/2022 at 20:29
At the end of 2022, video game steamrollers are not lacking. Among the list of titles that could bear this name, it seems inconceivable not to mention Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, supported by its new infantry companion, Warzone 2. If it was already a hit on its own, the release of the new version of the battle royale brought back a huge flood of players. However, if we take a look at the figures from the Steam Charts site, we still note a craze at half mast. And, for sure, Activision will do everything to close this gap through which players are fleeing.
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 explodes the scores on SteamNumber of players halved in the space of a month on COD: MW2
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 blows up the scores on Steam
For more than a month, the Call of Duty license has been continuing the reboot of the Modern Warfare branch – which has, for the occasion, swapped its Western spelling for Roman numerals – with a second successful opus for the publisher American. Indeed, Activision was betting big on this shot after the lackluster reception of Call of Duty : Vanguardbut the bet seems successful. Erected as a new benchmark for the famous shooting game license, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II once again clears the path to success for future games. This was used in particular for the brand new edition of the battle royale, called Warzone 2.0, turning the data of this Internet provider upside down.. When it comes to the popularity of the franchise, these events speak for themselves.
In order to keep all of this in place, Activision and Infinity Ward are taking up the good old ritual of seasonal content. In this case, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II and Warzone 2.0 have already benefited from the launch of season 1, thus formalizing new game modes and surprising operators.. All this should keep players busy until February, since it is around this time that season 2 should arrive. A new wave of content that has also been talked about at the start of the week. In short, the duo has a well-honed technique, but is it that effective? When we take a look at the figures of Steam Charts, we can wonder.
A number of players divided by 2 in the space of a month on COD: MW2
In the race for the most popular and high ranking title on Steam, Call of Duty : Modern Warfare 2 is no longer alone. As we said, Activision’s latest hit can now count on the presence of Warzone 2. However, the battle royale 2.0 did not particularly shine, and the 15,000 ratings on the page tend to give it a rather negative evaluation, in particular due to recurring connection problems and technical crashes. Beyond that, in general, the opinions of players that can be found on the web are not all rave reviews, far from it. Hiccups here, weariness there, and PC gamers quickly move on to other titles as suggested by the Steam Charts site around game activity.
As we have seen, the launch of Call of Duty : Modern Warfare II was a great achievement for Activision and Infinity Ward. So much so that during the last month, we were able to record a peak of 488,897 PC players connected simultaneously, on November 20 more exactly, four days after the launch of Warzone 2.0. Nevertheless, it is crucial, during the first months, to follow the activity of the titles in question, and it seems that there are concerns of retention on the side of Call of Duty. We are still talking about an average attendance which is half the peak of activity recorded and which is around 232,459 players., based on an average over the last thirty days. A number which is nonetheless huge, and which allows us to put the decline in perspective in different ways: spread of players, calendar of new releases, console players not counted… Be that as it may, few games can boast of such an attendance rate — GTA V is, for example, behind him in the top 10 of the Steam Charts —, but the phenomenon should not be amplified : we will see, in the coming months, if the trend is confirmed or if it starts to rise again.
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