As of November 16, the day of the debut of Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0, we've been constantly getting new information, showing the scale of the game's popularity. The latest batch comes from a rather unusual source - one of the British Internet providers.
- Virgin Media O2 reported that on November 16, traffic on its grid was the highest ever in the category related to games and gamers.
- A higher load result for Virgin Media O2's network in general was achieved only once - on October 19, this year, when Amazon Prime Video streamed five Premier League matches live.
- At the peak of the game's launch day, data transfer was 33% higher than that of CoD: Modern Warfare II and 76% higher than of the first CoD: Warzone.
Representatives of Virgin Media O2 emphasize that games are one of the most important categories driving British demand for high-speed Internet. In this category, the record for the company has already been broken once this year - with the Season 3 update forCoD: Warzone and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 launched simultaneously on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S. The game uses the free-to-play model.
The game proved to be a major success in terms of popularity, setting a new activity record for the brand on Steam. This happened despite significant lack of technical polish, which is reflected in the low ratings frin players - on Valve's service only 34% of user reviews are positive, which is categorized as a "mostly negative" reception. However, the number of players is growing all the time, which shows that these problems do not discourage many people.
- Call of Duty - official website