Activision claims COD Modern Warfare is most-played multiplayer title in series in six years

Activision claims COD Modern Warfare is most-played multiplayer title in series in six years

Publishing giant Activision Blizzard has made a fresh claim about the success of its most recent Call of Duty.

In a post on its investor relations portal, the firm says that this year's Modern Warfare has been the most-played entry in the franchise within its first 50 days since 2013. Yep, that is a lot of caveats.

More than $1bn worth of Call of Duty Modern Warfare units have been shipped into retail around the world, with more than 500 million hours of multiplayer played since its release at the end of October 2019.

“The momentum for Modern Warfare from day one has been incredible. Players are having a great time and are continuing to engage across the multiplayer experience at the highest level in years. We’re also seeing new franchise highs for this console generation in hours played, hours per player and average daily players,” EVP and GM of Call of Duty Byron Beede said.

“It’s great to see the fan response to the hard work from our development teams led by Infinity Ward. Players are having a great time, and there’s much more to come as we continue to deliver new content.”

Activision claimed that Modern Warfare has been the biggest PC Call of Duty launch yet following its release.

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