Call of Duty: Warzone had 6 Million Downloads in the First 24 Hours

World renowned first person shooter, Call of Duty, released a new battle Royale game mode on 10 March 2020 and saw a crazy influx of downloads within its first day of being active. Infinity Ward announced a few days before its release that the battle royale would be free-to-play on all platforms, and that you could download it without actually owning the current Call of Duty game, Modern Warfare.

This clearly worked out well for Warzone, as over 6 million players downloaded the battle Royale within the first 24 hours of its release. Altough you might expect a Call of Duty game to naturally experience high download numbers as a result of it's long standing popularity, it has to be said that 6 million downloads in 1 day is an impressive feat.

To put it into perspective, Respawn's Apex Legends broke all previous records by achieving 25 million downloads within its first week. The previous record held by Epic Game's Fortnite saw the game reached 30 million followers after only three weeks. Having said that, Fortnite was one of the pioneers of the Battle Royale game-time, and certainly put BRs on the map, so it is perhaps a little hard to compare the two but the fact of the matter is that Call of Duty: Warzone is on target to break the 25 million download barrier if it keeps going at this rate!

Feedback from players has been extremely positive, with gamers applauding the detail and gameplay. As it stands, only a trio mode is available, the developers have mentioned they are looking into a 4/5 player mode. No mention of a solo mode as of yet but certainly something we are keeping our fingers crossed for.

Have you played it yet? What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments.

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