Season 5 Reloaded for Warzone is in effect with the community actively showing its excitement. Despite the immense popularity of the battle royale, players are still continuing to view other games rather than the very best players dropping into Verdansk and Rebirth Island.
Warzone being left behind by another triple-A title comes as a no-brainer but as the viewing figures continue to decline, more Twitch viewers were watching Lawn Mowing Simulator for a brief period of time, much to the confusion of Warzone's huge fanbase. While the viewing count only changed for a few hours, it's certainly worrying news for Call of Duty's biggest title.
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Warzone Beaten By Lawn Mowing Simulator
Lawn Mowing Simulator saw some of the big streamers hop onboard with the viewership peaking at around 70,000, while Call of Duty: Warzone’s average viewer count was around 64,140 viewers. A screenshot reposted by a renowned Twitch community moderator and member, Wipz showcased the viewership disparity between the two.
The developers of Lawn Mowing Simulator managed to capture the moment with a screenshot in its official blog post.
"If you’d told us six months ago that Lawn Mowing Simulator would have touched the hearts and minds of our fellow lawn lovers like this, we’re not sure we’d have believed you”.
Lawn Mowing Simulator saw its peak viewerships by virtue of the likes of Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel, Saqib ‘LIRIK’ Zahid, and even the Scottish comedian turned streamer Brian ‘Limmy’ Limond, who incidentally had an interesting opinion about the game title he was streaming.
Will Vanguard Improve Warzone Viewership?
While Lawn Mowing Simulator overtaking the Warzone viewer count might not be an issue to sweat about, it has cast a shadow on the underlying issue - the dwindling player base of Warzone. With hackers constantly ruining the experience of players and new bugs causing plenty of game-breaking issues, it's not exactly surprising to see many content creators moving away from the battle royale.
With the viewer count on Twitch dropping from 100,000 average viewers on the daily to about 80,000 as of August 2021, the release of Vanguard could easily reverse the fortunes, especially with dedicated anti-cheat and a brand-new map arriving shortly after release.