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Warzone 2 outmuscles Apex Legends and PUBG on Steam

Call of Duty Warzone 2 has been out for less than 24 hours but it's already got more peak players than two of its competitors this month

Call of Duty: Warzone 2 has been out in the wild for less than 24 hours, but it’s already managed to outmuscle the likes of Apex Legends and PUBG: Battlegrounds over on Steam.

The free-to-play battle royale, which is arguably the best free shooting game out there at the moment, has made its long awaited debut on Gabe Newell’s platform, and, as expected, it’s doing rather well indeed. So far, players have racked up more than 86,501,591 hours played in-game helping it to the top three games on the platform according to Steam Charts.


Of course, this data also includes the Modern Warfare 2 player count, but if you look at the data, you’ll see the game only entered the top three yesterday when its Warzone 2 and DMZ offerings went live.

Warzone 2 still has a little way to go to topple Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, though. With a peak player count of 452,093, the battle royale needs to hit over a million peak players before it can climb to those dizzying heights. Given the game has nearly reached the half way mark though without even a full day behind it, the data suggests that’s not out of the question.

Warzone 2 Steam Charts Top three: A chart showing the top five games on Steam are CS:GO, Dota 2, Warzone 2, PUBG, and Apex Legends

And is it any surprise? With Warzone 2 offering some of the best battle royale action out there, players are flocking back to the game that got them through the global pandemic.

If you’re one of those nostalgic fans, then make sure to check out our guides to the best Warzone 2 guns, the best Warzone 2 loadouts, and the best Warzone 2 settings. With this information, you’re well equipped to nab yourself a win.