Warzone 2 Lost More Players Than Expected, It’s Claimed
Things haven’t been going great for Warzone 2 players since it’s November launch. From claims of cheating to crashing to other bugs, players don’t appear to be happy, and it’s caused a significant amount to simply stop playing.
Twitter user CharlieINTEL, who’s been known to be reliable when it comes to Call of Duty in the past, posted that the Warzone 2 player base dropped far more than expected.
“We’ve heard from multiple people that Warzone 2’s player count dropped over the break at a higher rate than expected,” the post says. “Unclear what it all means for what will change at this point. Hope we get some good updates soon!”
YouTuber JGOD then followed the report up with a chart that appears to show just how big the drop has been since November’s launch. After a peak of 452,093 players on Steam in mid-November, it has fallen all the way to 121,913 as of January 11, 2023. That’s a drop of just over 73% from its launch numbers. Looking at the last month alone, you’ll see that nearly 50% of that last came since December 7.
It should be noted that these are only steam numbers. Console numbers aren’t available to track as easy, meaning the information can be different.
With numbers continuing to fall and games like Fortnite pushing out more and more content for its player base, one has to wonder what Activision will do to curb the drop-off. Will Warzone 2 players get more content? Improved servers and general gameplay updates? No matter what, it’s clear something has to be done soon to avoid Warzone 2 becoming a virtual ghosttown online.
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