Warzone Player Count: How Many People Play Warzone?
The Warzone player count is a good measure of the game’s prospects. How many people are playing Warzone, how popular Warzone is overall, is Warzone growing or dying, and so on. Call of Duty Warzone is undoubtedly one of the biggest battle royales on the market, but exactly how many people play Warzone? The answer to this question and more can be found through analysing the Warzone player count.
Warzone Player Count: Total And Concurrent
Warzone’s initial release back in March of 2020 was impressive, to say the least. The Call of Duty battle royale amassed 30 million players in just ten days time and had over 50 million within a month of its release.
Last we heard from Activision, Warzone had been played by over 100 million players. The official Call of Duty Twitter account revealed this information on April 20, 2021.
At the time of writing (midday UK time), PlayerCounter.com reckons there is around 300,000 players currently on Warzone, which will no doubt increase each day towards the evening. Unfortunately, as things stand, there's no way to know just how reliable that figure is, so it’s impossible to determine a 100% accurate live Warzone player count. Consoles do not publicly reveal the concurrent player counts for their games and because Warzone is exclusively on Battle.net, we cannot view the PC player count either.
No one but Activision themselves knows exactly how many people are actively playing Warzone at any moment, but we do know that 100 million players and counting have dropped into Verdansk at one point or another.
Warzone Player Count: Twitch Viewership Numbers
While Warzone itself doesn’t provide us with all the data we need, the Twitch viewership numbers paint a pretty accurate picture of the Warzone player count and the game’s general trendiness.
Warzone became one of the most-watched games on Twitch almost instantaneously following its release. Warzone averaged a pretty steady 100K+ concurrent viewers a month, eventually peaking at 140K average concurrent viewers in March of 2021.
Warzone’s absolute peak on Twitch saw it garner an insane 1,613,626 concurrent viewers. Warzone hit this milestone on April 20, 2021, right before the launch of Season 3 and the Destruction of Verdansk event that reverted the map into the Cold War era.
While not quite as popular as it once was, the Warzone Twitch viewership numbers are still going strong. The month of August has seen Warzone average 87,677 concurrent viewers on Twitch, making it the fifth most-watched category on the platform in the last 30 days.
Warzone Player Count: Is Warzone Dying?
Looking at the Warzone player count, one may ask, "is Warzone dying?" In the last seven days, Warzone has taken a back seat to two of its competitors - Apex Legends and Fortnite - in terms of player count and Twitch viewership.
From July to August, Apex Legends has seen a 24% increase in peak player count numbers. Additionally, Apex Legends is averaging over double the number of concurrent viewers in August as it was in July. In return, Warzone has averaged fewer and fewer concurrent viewers every month since April. Part of Apex’s recent success can be attributed to the launch of Apex Legends season 10, but there’s more to it than that.
A huge factor in Warzone’s initial success was the sheer amount of star power there was playing and streaming the game. Content creator superstars like Turner “Tfue” Tenney, Jack "CouRage" Dunlop, Dennis "Cloakzy" Lepore, Nick "NICKMERCS" Kolcheff, and Tim "TimTheTatman" John Betar have migrated from Fortnite to play Warzone. Now, the cycle continues and many of these names have left Warzone for Apex Legends.
In a recent tweet, CouRage writes that Apex Legends is “wayyyyy better than Warzone currently.” The lack of a ranked mode, a horrendous anti-cheat that has left the game riddled with hackers, and the unresolved question, “does Warzone have skill based matchmaking?” has all caused a mass exodus of big-name Warzone streamers to Apex Legends.
Warzone may not be a dead game yet, but it certainly could be soon if things don’t change and its issues aren't addressed. For Warzone’s sake, let’s hope that this is a wake-up call for Activision and that their celebrity streamers come back from their Apex vacation soon.
Warzone has boasted a solid player count through its lifespan, but it’s no longer the behemoth that it once was. However, Warzone season 5 set to release on August 10 may be just the thing Warzone needs to get back on track.
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