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Call of Duty Warzone has over six million players 24 hours after launch

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Call of Duty Warzone has over six million players just 24 hours after launch, Activision has announced.

The free-to-play battle royale launched on Tuesday for those with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and as a standalone download on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

For comparison's sake, Respawn's free-to-play battle royale Apex Legends managed 2.5 million players within 24 hours, although that game went on to hit 25 million in week one.

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Of course, Warzone's numbers are dwarfed by the behemoth that is Fortnite. Epic's free-to-play battle royale had an incredible 250 million players as of March 2019 - the last time the company announced a number.

Warzone has seen a strong start on Twitch, too, where high-profile streamers boosted the viewer count to over half a million concurrents this week.