Call of Duty is one of the best-known first-person shooter video games for PC and other platforms. It was released in 2003, and went through many game iterations since then. Call of Duty games are primarily played on PC and consoles like the Xbox and PlayStation. However, the franchise has also expanded into mobile gaming with the release of Call of Duty: Mobile. The game was developed by Tencent Games and published by Activision. It is free-to-play and supported by microtransactions. In its first month of release, Call of Duty: Mobile generated $327 million in revenue. This makes it the highest-grossing mobile game ever released at the time of writing. But how many people play Call of Duty?
What is the Number of People that Play Call of Duty?
At least 250 million individuals have played any version of Call of Duty at least once in their lives, according to a statement made by Activision’s CEO, Bobby Kotick. However, as of 2021, a new report claims that the game has at least 400 million purchases. Call of Duty has always had a devoted following, but after releasing Call of Duty: Mobile and Warzone, their numbers presumably shot through the roof.
According to Activision, there were about 15 million monthly active players for Call of Duty. However, that number does not include people who have purchased the game but never actually played it. It’s also worth noting that this number has been declining in recent years. In 2018, the global franchise reach for COD was around 70 million. In 2020, it was about 250 million, and by the end of 2021, the number reached the aforementioned 400 million buys.
However, this does not accurately reflect how many people play the game. For example, an individual who buys the game may never actually play it. Additionally, some people may purchase the game but only play it occasionally. As a result, it is difficult to say how many people are actively playing Call of Duty at any given time.
How Many People Play CoD per Day?
There is no definitive answer to how many people play Call of Duty at any given time daily. The number varies depending on the game mode, platform, and country. For example, in China, Call of Duty: Mobile is insanely popular and has a player base of millions. In the United States, the player base for game console versions is much smaller. As of 2022, the highest number of players for Call of Duty: Mobile was recorded on January 6th. On that day, there were a total of 27 million people playing the game worldwide. This is an impressive feat, considering the game was only released in October.
The console versions of Call of Duty do not have as large of a player base as the mobile version. However, they still see a decent amount of traffic. For example, on January 6th, 2022, approximately 567 thousand people played Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on Xbox One. This is the most recent data available for console versions of the game at the time of writing.
Total Call of Duty Player Count by Country
For Warzone, the United States and China have the most players. America has 22.22% of active players, whereas China has 5.85 percent of the Warzone community. The United Kingdom has 4.71% of the population, Brazil with 4.61 percent, Germany 3.40%, and the rest is shared between various countries and territories.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is well-liked in both the United States and the United Kingdom. The US community comprises 31.18% of the COD: Warfare population, whereas the UK has 5.60%. Germany makes up 4.85% of gamers in the community, Canada has a 4.06% share, Brazil has a 3.30 percent stake, and other nations and territories make up the rest. Meanwhile, Statista acquired data estimated to be more accurate. The statistics of the game from 2019 showed the United States has the most players, with 28.5 million people playing. India and Brazil follow suit with 17.5 million and 12 million gamers, respectively.