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How Many People Play Call of Duty?

How many people play Call of Duty? Figures from Activision point toward: a lot.
How many people play Call of Duty? Figures from Activision point toward: a lot. | Infinity Ward/Activision

How many people play Call of Duty? The series is one of the most successful in video games, boasting dozens of titles released across multiple console generations. Publisher Activision has pushed the franchise to release a new iteration each year, and players continue to buy them in mass, leading to huge player counts in each.

How Many People Play Call of Duty?

The most recent Call of Duty game, Modern Warfare, arrived Oct. 24, 2019. In the first 50 days of its release, players played more than 500 million multiplayer hours. The game sold more than $1 billion in sell-through in that time frame, making it one of the most successful launches in Call of Duty history.

Engagement with the game has also increased since the removal of the season pass, according to Activision president Rob Kostich.

"We're looking at engagement and we're looking at daily average uniques, our engagement is up significantly year over year," he said in Activision's fourth quarter earnings call Feb. 6.

Exactly how many players are occupying the game's servers is unknown, but the number is safely in the millions worldwide.

Modern Warfare Season 2 began Tuesday, bringing a new Operator, a new map, a new gun and a new battle pass to the game.