How much money did Warzone make in 2021?
With the Warzone Pacific era having just arrived, along with its Ricochet Anti-Cheat Kernel-Level PC Driver and new flagship map in Caldera, it's pretty safe to assume that the Call of Duty battle royale franchise is doing just fine in terms of revenue. From Season 1 of Black Ops Cold War to Season 1 of Vanguard, here's the breakdown of how much money Call of Duty: Warzone made in 2021.
How Much Money Did Warzone Make in 2021?
Unfortunately, it's tough to get a clear, exact official number of how much money Activision specifically made with Call of Duty: Warzone in general, let alone any single year, as publishers often don't share their data outside of when they hit new milestones.
Thanks to Activision Blizzard's investor relations page, however, there is some key information out there related to the topic.
In their 2020 Annual Report, the video game company acknowledged that with the COVID-19 pandemic, their business experienced an increase in full-game and in-game content sales for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, which also benefited from the launch of Warzone, as a result of the stay-at-home orders enacted in various regions that gave players more time to engage with their games.
Activision also reported at the time that Warzone brought in over 100 million players through to December 2020 since its March 2020 launch — over three times the number of people that played Call of Duty in 2018 — and that it's clear that they were increasingly dependent on their ability to "develop, enhance, and monetize" free-to-play games.
In Activision Blizzard's Q3 2021 Earnings Press Release, the company announced on Nov. 2 that the "Call of Duty ecosystem" sustained reach, engagement, and player investment "well above" levels seen prior to the introduction of free-to-play experiences across console, PC, and mobile.
More specifically, Activision reportedly had 119 million monthly active users (MAUs) in the third quarter, and noted that their "strong conversion from free-to-play" drove premium sales higher than in any third quarter prior to the launch of Warzone.
Lastly, according to a study by Netbet, Activision Blizzard is seemingly making $5,233,248 USD a day with digital downloads, microtransactions and DLC items from Modern Warfare/Warzone.