Call of Duty: Warzone 2 Hits 25 Millions Players In Less Than a Week
Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 launched just last week, but the battle royale sequel has already surpassed the 25 million player milestone.
The official Call of Duty series account thanked Warzone 2.0 players for the achievement on Twitter, where some users met the announcement with a mixture of fanfare and complaints over unstable server connections.
— Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) November 21, 2022
While the milestone seems to demonstrate that early hiccups haven’t slowed Warzone’s momentum, the battle royale has experienced several frustrating glitches. Shortly after its debut, some players took to Reddit to report a strange error locking them out and asking them to buy Modern Warfare 2 even if they already own it.
Another glitch turns some models invisible, leaving the unsuspecting out in the open and shot by opponents hidden thanks to the issue. Player recordings of the invisibility glitch show users like YouTuber SuperEvan taking shots and dying without a clear source of the damage, but the game’s Kill Cam reveals where invisible players were hiding in plain sight post-death.
Prior to Warzone 2.0’s launch, Activision announced its plans to take the first game offline for 12 days before relaunching it as Call of Duty: Warzone Caldera. The downtime is part of the publisher’s greater strategy to ensure both games are “fully stable,” and Warzone players should receive gifts as compensation for the 2.0 launch.
Developer Raven Software has acknowledged a few, but not all, of Warzone’s reported issues through its Trello Board.
IGN echoes some of those mixed feelings in our ongoing review. Our early impressions of Warzone 2.0 call it “a fun evolution of its predecessor” when servers remain stable enough to finish the match.
Andrea Shearon is a freelance contributor for IGN covering games and entertainment. She’s worn several hats over her seven-year career in the games industry, with bylines over at Fanbyte, USA Today’s FTW, TheGamer, VG247, and RPG Site. Find her on Twitter (@Maajora) or the Materia Possessions podcast chatting about FFXIV, RPGs, and any series involving giant robots.
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