Best-Selling Call of Duty Game Gets Overpowered by Hogwarts Legacy in “Steam Wars”

Published 02/11/2023, 12:25 PM EST

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Hogwarts Legacy is turning into a mania since its global launch. While it was expected to impress gaming lovers ahead of its debut, the anticipated title has now exceeded expectations by a huge margin. In case anyone missed to keep track of events, the single-player RPG has now accomplished a phenomenal milestone on digital store Steam. While doing that, it has also gone past a record-breaking Call of Duty title from Activision!

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Steam platform is known for showing interesting numbers of active players for various games. And Hogwarts Legacy has been topping the charts on this store since its arrival. Few days back, it became one of the most viewed titles on Twitch. And now, it has gone past an amazing figure for having the most concurrent players on Steam.

Hogwarts Legacy reaches half a million concurrent players on Steam while dominating Call of Duty Modern Warfare II

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Avalanche’s game is an open-world title featuring a single-player driven storyline. It was launched on February 10th, 2023. Apart from consoles, it is also available for PC platforms on digital stores including Steam. Since its debut, it has amassed a massive popularity among the fans.

Industry insider Benji, on Twitter, recently shared a tweet while sharing a crucial data based on Hogwarts Legacy’s performance. He mentioned that despite being a single-player title, it has been a record-breaking release on Steam. Compared to Multiplayer offerings like Apex Legends and Call of Duty Modern Warfare II.

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While going past half a million concurrent players on Steam, Hogwarts Legacy has passed Apex Legends and the latest Call of Duty title’s figures for all-time peak concurrent players. It succeeded in reaching 524,378 players, while edging out the games from Riot and Activision.

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The title has been out for a few days only and has already spread its magic. It will be interesting to see whether it will also go past the mark of 1 million concurrent players or not in the coming days. Although Modern Warfare II is the best-selling title of 2022, Avalanche’s open-world RPG is giving it tough competition to say the least. What are your thoughts on Hogwarts Legacy overshadowing Activision’s action blockbuster on Steam? Let us know in the comments.

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Mintu Tomar is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. After completing his bachelor's in Philosophy, he has followed his passion for covering news as a budding journalist. He lives and breathes video games and is a die-hard Call of Duty fan.
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