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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's PC launch day sales are more than double from last year

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's launch day digital sales on PC have more than doubled over last year's Call of Duty: World War 2. Publisher Activision describes the sales as a "new franchise high".

This is the first Call of Duty game to be released on Battle.net rather than Steam, which had previously been the series' home for a long time. You'll probably recall that this is the first Call of Duty not to launch with a five-to-seven-hour campaign mostly composed of shooting lads in corridors, too, instead packing a battle royale-esque Blackout mode that was the subject of a high-profile beta on PC. 

Maybe that element is more of a draw to PC players this time around. Personally, I enjoyed the almost fast food style of Call of Duty campaigns, but given that I haven't finished one since Modern Warfare 3 in 2011, who am I to complain?

As thrilling as sales numbers are, the most important thing about Black Ops 4 on PC is obviously what we think of it. "With Black Ops 4, Treyarch is giving us exactly what they think the legion of fans want," says Steven T. Wright in our review-in-progress (opens in new tab). "Though that’s not quite as refreshing as a truly innovative game, that’s not what I come to Call of Duty for. It’s exactly what it says on the box, and sometimes, that’s good enough."

We'll have a full review later this week. Activision's sales talk can be found here (opens in new tab)

Former PC Gamer EIC Samuel has been writing about games since he was 18. He's a generalist, because life is surely about playing as many games as possible before you're put in the cold ground.