Old Call of Duty Games Are Surging In Popularity

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It was revealed just a couple of days ago that old-generation Call of Duty games are seeing a resurgence in popularity following what appears to be a blanket fix applied by Activision across a range of servers for these older titles. This has led to hundreds of thousands of players reverting to old, almost entirely abandoned platforms to seek out some retro-based Call of Duty enjoyment.

Reportedly, these fixes have been applied across a range of 360-era Call of Duty titles, from Modern Warfare 2 (2009) to Black Ops (2010) – and players are loving it.

There are now claims circulating suggesting that these games have been brought back to life in preparation for them being added to Xbox Game Pass as part of the Microsoft x Activision acquisition, but that’s conjecture at this point.

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For some, it can be argued that Call of Duty’s ‘heyday’ was between 2007 and 2012, with the series spanning from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare to Black Ops II. It was all downhill from there for many older fans of the franchise, and the fact that these titles are now coming back online is nothing but a good thing for those that have since moved on from the series.

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It was revealed that on Black Ops especially, more than 100,000 players came online following the circulation of the news for the first time. It was a number that continued to climb, even if many claimed that it was being inflated by bots – which is very likely the case, unfortunately.

Are you going to be jumping back into Black Ops, Modern Warfare 2, or something like Black Ops II in the near future, given the opportunity? Don’t forget – many of these old Call of Duty titles are already backwards compatible on the Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S consoles, too.

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