With Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2 now in full swing after the release of season 2, many players are wondering how popular the battle royale title is in March 2023. So here’s both the Warzone 2 and MW2 player count for 2023, according to Steam Charts.
The original Warzone was a huge success for Call of Duty, changing the face of the franchise for good. Through the years 2020 and 2021, nothing dominated the gaming space more and the game reached its most popular, prompting a sequel shortly after.
Warzone 2 was a highly anticipated upgrade to the original, with many calling for better weapons, and new maps. So with all that anticipation, some are wondering how many people actually play Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2 in 2023. With that in mind, here’s the Warzone 2 and MW2 player count.
Warzone 2 player count
After launch, Activision confirmed that Warzone 2 reached a total of 25 million players in only 5 days.
Warzone 2, as part of Modern Warfare 2, is available for free on Steam. While other platforms like Xbox, PlayStation, and Battle.net do not disclose player data, Steam’s API allows for the tracking of accurate player numbers.
So, bear in mind that while these numbers are for Steam players only, they will give our best indication possible of how many people are playing Warzone 2 and MW2.
In November 2022, the release month of Warzone 2, the game averaged around 250,000 – 430,000 concurrent players, depending on the time of day.
The peak player count so far was 488,897, achieved on Sunday, November 20. Data via SteamCharts.
Now, in March 2023, we see these numbers continuously dropping, by not by much.
As of March 3, 2023, the average players on Steam are 95,570. This is down from 96,141 in February 2023. Peak players in January was 167,294, down from 308,833 in December.
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Remember, this includes anyone on the MW2 app, so they could be playing Campaign, Multiplayer, Warzone 2, or the new DMZ mode.
How many people play MW2 and Warzone 2?
It’s impossible to know how many people are playing on other platforms exactly, but CoD has always been a very popular series on console, so expect the peak on all platforms to be as much as 2 million concurrent players.
Modern Warfare 2 was the best-selling CoD release ever in the first weekend, generating $800 million in revenue in only three days.
The beta for MW2 reached a peak concurrent player number of 169,000, again on Steam only. Activision said it was the most-played beta of any CoD release.
Warzone 2 is of course free-to-play, and that low barrier of entry saw player numbers surge sharply on Steam when it launched on November 16.
Check out how Warzone 2’s player count compares to Apex Legends and Overwatch here. Wondering if it’s worth jumping into Al Mazrah? Be sure to check out our Warzone 2 review.
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