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God Of War Ragnarok In Danger Over Being Overshadowed By Warzone 2

God Of War Ragnarok In Danger Over Being Overshadowed By Warzone 2
Sony Santa Monica | Infinity Ward

Written by 

Tom Chapman

Posted 

17th Aug 2022 13:16

There are some goliaths in the video game world - both physically and commercially. While we tend to associate strength with the likes of Mortal Kombat's Shao Kahn, Halo's Master Chief, and God of War's Kratos, they're all pummelled into the ground by the chart-topping powers that Call of Duty has.

Despite the divisive Call of Duty: Vanguard performing worse than expected, that didn't stop it from being the best-selling game in the USA for 2021, while 2020's Cold War came in second. For the past 14 years, Call of Duty has been the best-selling franchise, and with this year having Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone, it's hard to see how it will be beaten. It's bad news for everyone else, but in particular, God of War

Can God Of War Ragnarok Compete With Warzone 2?

God of War Ragnarok
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Sony Santa Monica

A recent 'leak' from Activision Blizzard comms claims the much-hyped Warzone 2 is coming on November 16. If that date sounds familiar, it's because this is exactly when the equally hyped God of War Ragnarok is supposed to pick up the Leviathan Axe and hack away at 2022's biggest games like Elden Ring

Looking at the cold facts, 2018's God of War has sold around 20 million copies and is the best-selling PlayStation 4 game of all time. That's the problem though, God of War is largely a console-locked series. We know there was the 2022 PC port, but out of the gate, Call of Duty's multi-platform release will see it leapfrog Ragnarok. Then again, there are reports Modern Warfare 2 won't be the hit Infinity Ward hopes - meaning it could fall behind Elden Ring in 2022.

Call of Duty has made a jaw-dropping $30 billion in its lifespan, but what's more amazing is the fact $3 billion of that came from 2020 alone. It's no coincidence this was the year the free-to-play Warzone released. Despite our trips to Verdansk and Caldera costing nothing (on the surface), Warzone has made a small fortune in microtransactions as you splash out on those King Kong and Terminator skins. Ragnarok can't compete with the CoDverse... but why would it want to? 

 

There's No Need To Compare Ragnarok And Warzone 2

Call of Duty Warzone
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Raven Software

We don't imagine Kratos will be quaking in his furs, because let's be honest, Ragnarok and Warzone 2 are in completely different wheelhouses. One is an action-adventure game, while the other is a first-person shooter. It's a bit like saying you can't play Fortnite if you've also got Elden Ring, it just doesn't make sense. Also, because Warzone 2 is free-to-play, it's not like gamers are going to have to choose whether to save their money for one title and go without one another.

The only thing the releases might affect is launch day numbers for Warzone 2 when fans choose which game gets their attention first. While titles like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Starfield have been pushed into 2023, there's a mad scramble to get everyone else out in time for the holiday season. Although Ragnarok and Warzone 2 are completely different beasts, it will be interesting to see how something like Hogwarts Legacy does. 

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