Decade Old Call Of Duty Titles Have Larger Xbox Player Base Than Halo Infinite & Battlefield 2042 Combined
Over a decade old Call of Duty Titles currently have a larger player base than that of both Halo Infinite and Battlefield 2042 combined.
Twitter user ModernWarzone reports that there are more people playing Call of Duty games from over a decade ago on Xbox right now than there are people playing Halo Infinite and Battlefield 2042 combined. The boost in player base for these decade or so old games appears to have been the result of Activision fixing their matchmaking and servers on Xbox.
Microsoft only lists the top 50 most played games on Xbox at a given time, so it’s difficult to verify the accuracy of the aforementioned statistics. Though, it’s worth mentioning that neither Halo Infinite nor Battlefield 2042 are anywhere to be seen in the top 50. One older Call of Duty game that is present on the list is Black Ops III, which was released in the year 2015 and is nearly a decade old at this point. Based on this, it’s difficult to doubt the information reported by the Twitter account.
The over 10-year old Call of Duty titles noted to have a higher player base than Halo Infinite and Battlefield 2042 combined include Call of Duty Black Op II (2012), Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 (2011), Call of Duty Black Ops (2010), Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 (2009), Call of Duty World at War (2008), and Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare (2007).
Recently, a leak regarding Activision’s upcoming Call of Duty Modern Warfare III revealed that the game will mark the return of the Ninja perk and the War mode from Call of Duty World War II. In addition, the leak stated that Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 will feature a UI that looks similar to current UI in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2. In addition, perks will be categorized into different pieces of “gear”, such as gloves, helmet, boots etc. Furthermore, the mini map will represent opponent players as red dots.