It turns out that Call of Duty isn’t having a great year, losing close to 50 million players in 12 months.
Previously, the franchise was amassing around 150 million players per month. That figure has dropped since, and dropped significantly.
According to a report by Activision, Call of Duty games’ players have decreased throughout 2021 and 2022. The figure is something close to 50 million players in just one year. Obviously, that’s a huge drop-off for any game, even one that is still as popular as Call of Duty is.
Why aren’t people buying Call of Duty this year?
Call of Duty Players – Why are they leaving?
Fans are no doubt hoping the next entry in the series will reignite interest in the games. A lacklustre 2021 and 2022 has resulted in this player base decrease, but the next game could bring it back. But until that game gets revealed, it will be difficult to gauge interest in it.
Activision claims the main reasons for the player count dropping is the reception to Vanguard and newer iterations of Warzone. The company has admitted that people are less interested in Warzone now than they were before. However, with a potential Warzone 2 coming out soon, that could easily change.
We’ll have to wait and see how the future of Call of Duty shapes up.
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