New Multiplayer Highs in Hours Played, Hours for Players and Average Daily Players in First 50 Days of Release
Through November 2019, Modern Warfare Became the Top-Selling Premium Game of 2019 in the US Year-To-Date, Also $ 1 Billion in Worldwide Sell-Through
Largest Free Content Offering in Franchise History Continuous today with the release of new Multiplayer Maps
SANTA MONICA, Calif .– (BUSINESS WIRE) –Activision's Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® continues to drive momentum delivering new highs in multiplayer engagement within the franchise for this console generation. Modern Warfare has outpaced all previous Call of Duty multiplayer experiences of this generation played in hours, players and average players on their way to becoming the most played Call of Duty multiplayer in the first 50 days since launch in six years.
The award-winning title, which has sold more than $ 1 billion in worldwide sell-out, has surpassed 500 million multiplayer hours played since release with nearly 300 million multiplayer matches. Upon release, the title featured a series of firsts for Call of Duty, including crossplay and cross-progression support, as well as the removal of Season Pass and delivery of new post-release content.
"The momentum for Modern Warfare from day one has been incredible. Players are at the highest level in years. "We are seeing new franchises for this console, hours for players and average players," said Byron Beede, executive vice president and general manager for Call of Duty, Activision. “It is a great idea for us to know how to work with our team led by Infinity Ward. Players are having a great time and are more to like as we continue to deliver new content. "
"Said Patrick Kelly, co-studio head and creative director for developer Infinity Ward. "Starting today Vacant and Shipment are in full multiplayer rotation. Players can also jump into new Gunfight maps, play a new Special Ops mission and play fun new modes, starting with Cranked. "
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season One featuring the new Battle Pass as well as the largest free content offering in Call of Duty the current history of the following:
- Two new multiplayer maps: Vacant, Shipment
- Two Gunfight maps
- New Special Ops missions
- New, multiplayer game mode
The Season One Battle Pass can be purchased for 1,000 COD points or players can upgrade to the Battle Pass Bundle which includes 20 Tier Skips. Regardless of whether you want to upgrade your Battle Pass, some of the tiers will include free Call of Duty points that can be used in the store or for future Battle Pass upgrades.
Sell-through sales figures include Call of Duty: Modern Warfare retail and digital unit sales. Sales figures based on retail customer sell-through information and Activision data and estimates. Hours played, hours for player, matches, and average daily player numbers based on Activision data. Top selling premium game of the year in the US based on Activision and NPD data, and excludes free-to-play games.
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