CHARTS: Modern Warfare 3 beta helps COD return to No.2 on Steam

CHARTS: Modern Warfare 3 beta helps COD return to No.2 on Steam

Call of Duty was the second biggest grossing title on Steam last week.

The franchise shot up two places to No.2 following the roll out of an open beta for the upcoming Modern Warfare 3, which is set to launch on November 10th. Players receive access to this test by pre-ordering the latest Call of Duty title.

Fellow online shooter, Counter-Strike 2, was once again the biggest seller, while Lords of the Fallen from CI Games made its debut in third place.

EA Sports FC 24 dropped one place to No.4, charting ahead of Baldur's Gate 3. Larian Studios' role-playing game hangs steady in fifth place.

Battlefield 2042 returns to the Steam Top Ten thanks to an 84 per cent price cut and a free weekend, likely targeted to compete with the aforementioned Call of Duty open beta. DICE's shooter has seen a huge spike in players on Steam; in the last 24 hours, the game boasted a peak of 104,475 concurrent users, per SteamDB. That's closing in on the record of 105,397, which was recorded shortly after the game's launch back in November 2021.

Both PUBG: Battlegrounds and Dota 2 return to the Top Ten in seventh and ninth places respectively, while Cyberpunk 2077 drops down one place to No.8. Rounding off the Steam Top Ten this week is Rainbow Six Siege, which short up 21 places to No.10 thanks to its inclusion in some Ubisoft and franchise bundles on the platform.

Here is the Steam Top Ten for the week ending October 17th:

1. Counter-Strike 2, Valve
2. Call of Duty, Activision
3. Lords of the Fallen, CI Games
4. EA Sports FC 24, EA
5. Baldur's Gate 3, Larian Studios
6. Battlefield 2042, EA
7. PUBG: Battlegrounds, Krafton
8. Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt
9. Dota 2, Valve
10. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, Ubisoft

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