Warzone 2 Player Count Dropping "At a Higher Rate Than Expected"

Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 records dramatic drop in player count.
Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 records dramatic drop in player count. / Activision

Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 player count is dropping at a concerning rate.

Just two months ago, fans were rushing to play the launch of Warzone 2. Players had high expectations for the revamped battle royale after the success of Verdansk and the original Warzone. Unfortunately, many quickly began seeing flaws in the new game, and as time passes, the issues are only getting worse.

Not only is Warzone 2 full of bugs that hinder gameplay, but it also contains an over-complicated looting system, A.I. strongholds, and extremely loud footsteps. Such a large map like Al Mazrah also inspires long games and a campy, undesirable play style for most casuals and competitors.

Warzone 2 Player Count Dropping "At a Higher Rate Than Expected"

CharlieIntel revealed the number of players on Warzone 2 has decreased dramatically in the months following its launch.

"Warzone 2's player count dropped over the break at a higher rate than expected," they wrote. "Unclear what it all means for what will change at this point."

SteamCharts provides data for the number of players for Warzone 2 on the PC version of the game. Player count peaked at 488,897 players on Nov. 19, the first Saturday after the game's release. As time progressed though, the numbers steadily dropped for the months of December and January.

The peak for December was just above 300,000 players. Now, in the first two weeks of January, the peak has barely crossed 160,000 players, and the average player count is around 120,000 players.

According to CharlieIntel's report, we can assume the dip in players extends to other platforms as well. As they mention, players can only hope for Warzone 2 Season 2 to bring changes that will once again encourage player counts to rise.