Those people who like their military shooty-shoots and also like their battle royale games got something of a treat when Call of Duty: Warzone launched as a new product. It’s Call of Duty! It’s a battle royale! It actually has tie-in benefits if you’ve been grinding in the most recent Call of Duty title! And the public reacted with… well, no small amount of enthusiasm, with an official acknowledgement of over six million people logging in to play the spinoff.
The obvious point of comparison is Apex Legends, which also launched sort of from nowhere and managed to notch up 2.5 million players when it did so. Of course, there’s some noteworthy differences, since Apex Legends was also a new title with basically no marketing ahead of launch, much less an installed base of any sort. Still, it’s an impressive haul for the first day of a new title no matter how you slice it; let’s see if people keep playing it moving forward.