During quarter three of 2020, Activision had 111 million monthly active users across its various brands — the most dominant of which, by far, is COD.
Combined, Modern Warfare and Warzone boasted three times more monthly average users than Black Ops 4 had in Q3 2019 — no doubt the result of making Warzone available as a free, standalone release.
Activision also says that Modern Warfare sold more units in its first year than any prior Call of Duty title, with two-thirds of that total sold digitally.
The Call of Duty series is on track to “generate over $1 billion in net bookings this year,” the publisher reports.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is scheduled for release on November 13, with Modern Warfare currently in its sixth “season” of ongoing post-launch support.
In December, Warzone will begin integrating with Black Ops Cold War, and an all-new “season one” will commence.
According to Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick, the free-to-play battle royale Warzone will continue to be used as a marketing tool for subsequent installments in the Call of Duty series.