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News video games 31 October 2022, 11:32

author: Adrian Werner

Gamers Storm Modern Warfare 2 on Steam; Series Activity Record Set [UPDATE]

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II recorded a strong debut on Steam. The game quadrupled the series' previous activity record on the website.


The final activity record of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II on Steam for the weekend was 263,174 people logged in simultaneously. This enabled Infinity Ward's game to jump into the top 5 most popular games of the platform.

Original message (October 29, 2022)

Yesterday saw the launch of the full version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II (those with preorders had access to the campaign a week earlier). It is already known that the game's debut on PC was a great success (via VG247).

  1. On Steam, the number of people playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II has been growing all the time since its release - the activity record at the time of writing is 253,020 concurrent users, and was set just around 5 minutes ago.
  2. Such a result makes CoD: Modern Warfare II the most popular installment of the series on Steam. The previous record holder was Call of Duty: Black Ops III with just 63,681 concurrent users.
  3. It should be added that the aforementioned CoD: Black Ops III was one of the last parts of the series released on Steam. Subsequent ones - until now - were released only through

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II's results clearly show that the decision to return the brand to Steam was the correct one. The game is helped by the fact that the release on this platform runs standalone and does not require the simultaneous launch of the client.

The game is immensely popular despite its not entirely enthusiastic reception. On Steam only 53% of user reviews praise Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, which is categorized as "mixed" reception. Players mainly complain about the poor technical condition, but, as you can see from the activity results, most of them grit their teeth and continue playing.

Recall that beyond PC Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is also available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S consoles.

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - official website

Adrian Werner

Adrian Werner

A true veteran of the Gamepressure newsroom, writing continuously since 2009 and still not having enough. He caught the gaming bug thanks to playing on his friend's ZX Spectrum. Then he switched to his own Commodore 64, and after a short adventure with 16-bit consoles, he forever entrusted his heart to PC games. A fan of niche productions, especially adventure games, RPGs and games of the immersive sim genre, as well as a mod enthusiast. Apart from games, he devourers stories in every form - books, series, movies, and comics.


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