In just ten days since its release, Call of Duty Warzone has reached 30 million players worldwide.
Warzone was released on March 10 and swiftly reached 15 million players worldwide within the first week.
But now, thanks to people being told to self-isolate at home as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, the amount of players has doubled to 30 million.
The game is the 17th in the Call of Duty franchise. It follows Modern Warfare, which was released in October 2019, and Black Ops 4, which was released in October 2018.
However, it’s different to its predecessors as it’s a free-to-play battle royale version, similar to the likes of Fortnite and Apex Legends.
Warzone was downloaded by six million people in the first 24 hours of its release, showing just how popular it has been from the start. It still has a long way to go to match its rivals though.
Apex Legends has surpassed the 70 million mark and started with ten million players globally after just 72 hours of its release.
Fortnite is still the most popular battle royale game in the world, recently reaching 250 million players worldwide.
Warzone pits 150 players against each other in one of two game modes, ‘Plunder’ and ‘Battle Royale’. Plunder tasks players with collecting the most money through loot, stealing money and by completing other in-game contracts.
Battle Royale, meanwhile, involves players battling it out to be the last player standing. The game is available on the PS4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows.
With the coronavirus situation only likely to get worse, the number of people playing battle royale games such as Warzone, Fortnite and Apex Legends could increase hugely.
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