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Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Player Count: How Many People Play the Game?

Vignesh Raghuram
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2022) received a mixed response due to stability issues and constant crashes. Despite this, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (COD MW2) was a commercial success, generating $800 million in revenue in just three days and becoming the fastest game to gross over $1 billion in the Call of Duty franchise. Based on data from Steam, COD MW2 is currently the eighth-most-played game, which can be used to estimate the number of players on other platforms.

What is COD Modern Warfare 2’s player count?

According to information from Steamcharts, COD MW2 had a peak of 488,897 players playing the game in November 2022 through Steam. "MW2" has the highest number of players on Steam for any game in the Call of Duty franchise. This number is significantly higher than the next highest Call of Duty game, "Black Ops 3," which had an all-time peak of 63,681 players on Steam.

COD MW2 Peak Player Count on Steam

It is likely that the number of players on Steam is just a small portion of the total player base for "MW2," as many players likely play the game on consoles such as the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. However, it is difficult to estimate the number of players on these consoles because the developers do not share that data.

However, we can get a rough estimate. Activision had confirmed that the game made over $1 Billion in sales and had over 10 Billion matches played in its first 10 days. Based on the price of the game ($99 USD at most), we can estimate COD MW2 to have sold at least 10 Million copies.

So it has an overall base of atleast 10 Million players. Since Activision hasn't released official information about the number of players, estimates such as this are the best way to determine its size.

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Vignesh has been covering the esports industry for nearly 5 years starting with the early days of the DPC. His industry expertise includes experience in Dota 2, CS:GO and Mobile Esports coverage.

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