The number of players for Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 has drastically decreased since their debut
Since their debuts, Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 have experienced a sharp decline in player numbers. Warzone 2 along with its Season 1 update and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 were released in November 2022 and October 2022, respectively. Both games appeared to be huge hits when they first came out, with Modern Warfare 2 surpassing $800 million in its first weekend and Warzone 2 beating 25 million players in just five days. The user base for these games appears to have decreased significantly since their release, and recent data confirms that it fell to a record low point.
According to CharlieIntel, there are less than 90K players on Steam
According to CharlieIntel, the number of players for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 on Steam peaked at under 90k, the most significant drop since the games’ initial releases. The peak concurrent player counts in the given post, which is from March 28, is 87,600+. 73,800+ people are playing Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 on Steam, but the 24-hour peak has dropped even more to 86,000+. It will be interesting to see how this figure changes over the ensuing weeks, but it is unlikely to get close to the record high of 488,900+. CharlieIntel also points out that the daily peak number is significantly lower than that of competitors Destiny 2 and Apex Legends, which have peak concurrent player counts of 141,400+ and 572,370+ players, respectively, over 24 hours. The February release of Lightfall, a new expansion for Destiny 2, may have contributed to the game’s higher number.
Concerning Warzone 2, a few users have complained about limited-time game modes and Activision’s monetisation practices, with fans claiming that it never had the charm of the original Warzone.