Call of Duty: Warzone already has 15 million players

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Well, that didn't take long. Call of Duty: Warzone (opens in new tab), the free-to-play battle royale that lets dead players fight each other in a Gulag purgatory for a chance to return to life, launched this week and has already crossed the 15-million player mark (opens in new tab). For reference, that's slightly higher than the entire population of Zimbabwe.

Within 24 hours of launching Warzone already had six million players (opens in new tab) (the population of Turkmenistan), and it only took two more days to add a further eight million (the population of Sierra Leone). What I'm saying is, that's a lot of dead people fighting 1v1 in a Russian labor camp.

Here's how to download Call of Duty: Warzone (opens in new tab).

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games (opens in new tab). He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun (opens in new tab), The Big Issue, GamesRadar (opens in new tab), Zam (opens in new tab), Glixel (opens in new tab), Five Out of Ten Magazine (opens in new tab), and (opens in new tab), whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.