It looks like the Call of Duty faithful are more than a little hungry for more Modern Warfare, as the new sequel has cleaned up in just a bit over a week.
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It’s been a while in the making, but the follow-up to 2019’s Modern Warfare reboot is finally here. And if the early going is any indication, it’s more than little anticipated by fans.
According to Activision, the game has crossed over a billion dollars USD in just the first 10 days of release, and racked up $800 million in just the first 3 days. There have also been over 1 billion matches played across PS5, Xbox, and the PC, and over 200 million hours have been spent by players in the game’s world.
“Our developers, along with our entire Activision Blizzard team, are the backbone of our unwavering commitment to serve our hundreds of millions of players around the world. I am so proud of the extraordinary efforts from our Call of Duty teams and the records they have achieved with Modern Warfare II. Connecting the world through joy, fun and the thrill of competition is the key to our success. Modern Warfare II has provided this to millions of players faster and with greater satisfaction than ever before,” said Bobby Kotick, CEO, Activision Blizzard.Bobby Kotick, CEO, Activision Blizzard
Even more impressive perhaps, is where all of this fits in with the overall entertainment industry. Modern Warfare II is now the “highest grossing entertainment opening of 2022”. With that gaudy claim too, it’s no stretch to also say that the title is the #1 opening in the series’ history.
And if you’re one of those fans who’ve played the heck out of the game already, you still have more to look forward to. The game’s adjacent Warzone 2.0 mode will debut on November 16th. So there’s plenty more action to come.