Xbox Gameplay Chart: Black Ops Cold War is back in the top spot
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Call of Duty continues to hold the top spots in the Xbox Gameplay Chart, with Black Ops Cold War now at 1st place, having booted Modern Warfare back to 2nd. Our latest Xbox Gameplay Chart also shows Star Wars: Squadrons re-joining the top 30, while Rec Room makes its first appearance in the top 40. Here is the top 40 Xbox Gameplay Chart for the week ending January 17th, 2021.
|1||Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War||Activision||2|
|2||Call of Duty: Modern Warfare||Activision||1|
|4||Grand Theft Auto V||Rockstar Games||4|
|5||Minecraft||Xbox Game Studios||5|
|7||Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege||Ubisoft||7|
|8||Apex Legends||Electronic Arts||8|
|9||Forza Horizon 4||Xbox Game Studios||10|
|12||FIFA 21 (Xbox One)||Electronic Arts||11|
|13||Assassin’s Creed Valhalla||Ubisoft||14|
|14||Cyberpunk 2077||CD Projekt||12|
|15||Overwatch: Origins Edition||Blizzard Entertainment||15|
|16||Star Wars Battlefront II||Electronic Arts||18|
|17||Halo: The Master Chief Collection||Xbox Game Studios||16|
|18||Sea of Thieves||Xbox Game Studios||20|
|19||Gears 5||Xbox Game Studios||17|
|20||ARK: Survival Evolved||Reverb Publishing||19|
|21||Red Dead Redemption 2||Rockstar Games||21|
|22||NBA 2K21 (Xbox One)||2K Sports||22|
|23||Madden NFL 21 (Xbox One)||Electronic Arts||23|
|24||Dead by Daylight||505 Games||24|
|25||The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition||Bethesda Softworks||25|
|26||Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order||Electronic Arts||31|
|28||Star Wars: Squadrons||Electronic Arts||RE|
|29||Injustice 2||Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment||27|
|31||Battlefield V||Electronic Arts||29|
|32||FIFA 20||Electronic Arts||30|
|33||Minecraft (Win 10)||Xbox Game Studios||32|
|36||Halo 5: Guardians||Xbox Game Studios||34|
|37||Rec Room||Rec Room||–|
|38||Skate 3||Electronic Arts||36|
|39||Madden NFL 20||Electronic Arts||38|
|40||Call of Duty: Black Ops III||Activision||40|
Chart compiled using gameplay data from over 2.5 million active Xbox accounts.
A little lower down the chart, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has hopped up one space to 13th. The game not too long ago had a major update which brought a number of fixes to quests, activities, and much more, so presumably some players hopped back into the game to try it out once more and find out if their issues were fixed. If not, Ubisoft has also updated the list of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla known issues and outlined which are actually likely to be fixed in a future patch, so more players may be heading back to Valhalla once those’re fixed. Cyberpunk 2077, meanwhile, has dropped 2 places to 14th. Recently, Marcin Iwinski, co founder of CD Projekt Red, issued an apology for the console launch of Cyberpunk 2077 and outlined the team’s plans to make it better. As outlined by this timeline, the game’s Xbox Series X|S update should be arriving in the second half of this year, and perhaps we will see Cyberpunk 2077 move back up the charts then.
Sea of Thieves has jumped up to 18th after its Gold & Glory weekend offered players double reputation and gold, while Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has hopped up five places to 26th after its Xbox Series X|S optimisation update. Just below, Star Wars: Squadrons pops up at 28th, presumably having been boosted by being one of last weekend’s free-to-play Xbox games. Below Squadrons, there’s a spate of games falling down the chart, with Injustice 2, Smite, Battlefield V, Fifa 20, Minecraft (Win 10) and For Honor all dropping to 29th, 30th, 31st, 32nd, 33rd, and 34th respectively, while free Xbox game Rec Room — which offers an easy 700 Gamerscore — makes its first appearance at 37th.
No Man’s Sky and Little Nightmares are this week’s two disappearances. Looking ahead, meanwhile, we have Hitman 3 out in just a few days on January 20th, with The Medium out and joining Xbox Game Pass on January 28th, and Control’s Ultimate Edition coming to Xbox Series X|S in February, not to mention the rest of January’s Xbox Game Pass additions. Which do you think will make it to the top ten next? Let us know in the comments!