2021 Twitch Stats Sum Up Call of Duty Warzone’s Fall From Grace

Published 01/01/2022, 1:09 PM EST


In this day and age, video games have changed. The way their popularity is measured has changed as well. A new metric that has found its way of measuring how popular and relevant a game is view count. To the gaming community’s surprise and shock, once massively popular franchise, Call of Duty, is failing in this regard.

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Call of Duty: Vanguard beaten by older games

Call of Duty had once established itself as a juggernaut in the video game industry. The franchise, at one point in time, was massively popular and was the name on every gamer’s lips. It completely dominated the eSports world. As a result, it recorded impressive statistics in terms of streaming as well.

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After a slump in the series, Modern Warfare, released in 2019, seemed to revive the series. However, it looks like as time has passed, the recent iterations of this game are not doing very well.

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Warzone was considered a decisive addition in the series, and streamers took to streaming the game extensively. There seemed to a surge in the streaming scene of the game. However, it looks like this game is currently in terrible condition.

In fact, the latest Twitch statistics suggest that the game mode is doing worse than titles which released long before the release of Call of Duty.

Call of Duty Vanguard premiered on November 5, 2021. The title is relatively early in its life cycle. However, the game was beaten by the likes of Overwatch. To put things into perspective, Overwatch released all the way back in 2016.

On the other hand, the reason for Warzone’s decline is quite simple. It is in an unplayable state, bugs and glitches are rampant, and the meta is absolutely abysmal. To make matters worse, hackers and cheaters have plagued the game in spite of Activision’s new hyped-up anti-cheat Ricochet.

Warzone had fewer viewers than Apex legends, which released in 2019.

Fans took to the replies section of the Tweet to express their frustrations against the game.

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Vanguard’s release with a lack of content certainly did not bode well for the game. An absence of CDL and Ranked Play is bound to cause unpopularity. Throw in the ignorance of developers, and the same was bound not to receive traction.

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What do you make of Call of Duty’s decline? Are you surprised by the numbers? Let us know in the comments.

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Tanmay Gupta

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Tanmay is an Esports writer at EssentiallySports. Pursuing his Bachelor’s in Journalism at Christ University Bangalore, he is passionate about video games and the stories they tell. He also has a keen interest in analyzing video games and writing about them.

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