The free Battle Royale Call of Duty: Warzone has been a true phenomenon among fans of the Activision saga: in its first month of release, it managed to break the 50 million player barrier. Although this title can be enjoyed free of charge and independently of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019), its success has ended up spilling over into the 2019 remastering: in March, the game experienced a 150% increase in users, according to data provided by SuperData.
“The addition of Warzone to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare was reflected in an increase in the number of active monthly users, rising by 159% to an all-time high of 62.7 million players,” says SuperData. “While most of the modes in Modern Warfare require a pre-purchase of the game, Warzone, a Battle Roayle mode similar to games like Fortnite and Apex Legends, is free.
While Warzone can be enjoyed independently of Modern Warfare, it shares the Battle Pass progression with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. In addition, Activision has launched promotions such as free Modern Warfare weekends for Warzone players. The company has also launched other offers, such as offering cosmetic items for Warzone with the purchase of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered. All of this has finally been reflected in that bestial increase in players that Modern Warfare registered last March.