If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it. Thats a motto that lots of people tend to believe and one that they are strongly relating to Call of Duty: Warzone 2. The original Call of Duty: Warzone game was a huge success and one of best Battle Royale games of all time. Since Call of Duty is such a huge video game franchise and the first Call of Duty: Warzone got so much positive feedback, Call of Duty: Warzone 2 was created in hopes to have the same reaction from gamers.
At first, the hype was all there, and gamers couldn’t wait to see what the next Warzone installment had to offer. However, now it appears that Call of Duty: Warzone 2 is not living upt to expectations and the game is slowly losing tons of players.
When Call of Duty: Warzone 2 was released in November, the number of PC players almost reached 500,000 players. If you take a look at the PC player count now via SteamCharts as of today, the player count is just reaching over 100,000 players on average. That is almost an 80% loss of the total players from when the game had peaked.
Obviously, over time we can’t expect to see a steady 400,000+ player count on the regular. While that does happen for certain games, we can’t expect that to happen for all games. This is a Call of Duty video game though and losing almost 400,000 players in a span of only three months since the official release is really bad. If it got down to 250,000 players or so that would be more on the realistic side, but slowly dropping to close to 100,000 is a reason for concern.
These numbers are for PC only, but since Call of Duty: Warzone 2 has their fair share of bugs/glitches, an overly large map, and various other aspects of the game that people are having their issues with, we can only assume that the same correlation of losing players is happening on consoles as well.
It has even gotten to the point where popular streamers, such as Dr. Disrespect, has voiced his concerns about the game and has threatened to not even stream it anymore. It is getting to the point where one of two things need to happen. There either has to be a major update sooner rather than later that fixes a lot of these issues and complaints that are coming from the community, or they have to revamp Call of Duty: Warzone 2 completely so that it will entice players to get back onto the game and try it out.
If the player count continues to drop at this extremely fast rate that we are witnessing, that could spell the end for Call of Duty: Warzone 2. Would they shut the game down? Maybe not shut the game down, but the lower player count would also mean that they may not take the time out and spend their time working to make the game better if they see no one is playing it. Instead, they may take time out to focus on future projects that they are working on to try and make those releases better.
The release of Call of Duty: Warzone 2 has been a huge bust, but it doesn’t have to be like this. We are due to see a major update within the game and that will hopefully be happening within the next month or so. Whatever that update turns out to be, hopefully it fixes a lot of issues with the game or Call of Duty: Warzone 2 may be one of the worst releases in Call of Duty franchise history.