Call Of Duty Loses 50 Million Players In First Quarter Of 2022
Call of Duty active users have decreased (Photo: Call of Duty)

JAKARTA - Call of Duty has experienced tremendous player growth since the launch of Modern Warfare (2019). But after that, the number of players quickly eroded over the past year. Call of Duty: Vanguard 2021 was warmly received by players and critics alike for its disappointing sales.

As you might have guessed, it has had a pretty significant impact on the consistent engagement the series sees from its player base.

In its latest quarterly financial report, Activision Blizzard reported a sharp decline in the number of its monthly active Call of Duty users, especially on the Activision side.

Standing at 150 million as of March 31, 2021, a year later, as of March 31, 2022, that figure reaches 100 million. That's arguably still a pretty high number, but a big drop for Call of Duty.

Launching Gamingbolt, Activision attributes this to several factors, namely, "lower engagement" in Call of Duty: Warzone and "lower premium sales" for Call of Duty: Vanguard.

Both of these also resulted in a year-over-year decline in Q1 2022 for Call of Duty net orders on PC and console.

Activision will be hoping that the upcoming release of Call of Duty will reverse the fate of the series once again. A sequel to Call of Duty: Warzone will be revealed in the coming months.

Meanwhile, Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile is also in development, although it's reported that there won't be a new premium Call of Duty release in 2023.


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