Xbox Gameplay Chart: Week Ending January 20th, 2019

By Rebecca Smith, 26 days ago
Fortnite has been sat in the top spot of the Xbox Gameplay Chart for the last couple of weeks. We now have this week's chart to show you and it's time to see if anything has managed to unseat it. Let's take a look at the top 40 most played games in the full chart below.

PositionGamePublisherLast week
1 iconFortniteEpic Games1
2 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops 4Activision2
3 iconRed Dead Redemption 2Rockstar3
4 iconForza Horizon 4Microsoft Studios4
5 iconBattlefield VElectronic Arts6
6 iconDestiny 2Activision5
7 iconFIFA 19Electronic Arts7
8 iconPlayerUnknown's BattlegroundsMicrosoft8
9 iconRocket LeaguePsyonix9
10 iconTom Clancy's Rainbow Six SiegeUbisoft11
11 iconGrand Theft Auto VRockstar10
12 iconMinecraftMicrosoft Studios12
13 iconAssassin's Creed OdysseyUbisoft14
14 iconOverwatch: Origins EditionBlizzard Entertainment13
15 iconHalo: The Master Chief CollectionMicrosoft Studios20
16 iconROBLOXRoblox Corporation16
17 iconFallout 76Bethesda Softworks15
18 iconNBA 2K192K Sports19
19 iconGears of War 4Microsoft Studios22
20 iconSea of ThievesMicrosoft Studios21
21 iconARK: Survival EvolvedReverb Publishing17
22 iconWRC 6Bigben Interactive-
23 iconMortal Kombat XWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment26
24 iconHalo 5: GuardiansMicrosoft Studios24
25 iconCelesteMatt Makes Games18
26 iconMadden NFL 19EA Games23
27 iconWe Happy FewGearbox Publishing-
28 iconSMITEHi-Rez Studios27
29 iconWarframeDigital Extremes28
30 iconMinecraft: Xbox One EditionMicrosoft Studios30
31 iconTom Clancy's The DivisionUbisoft37
32 iconFar Cry 2Ubisoft-
33 iconStar Wars Battlefront IIElectronic Arts29
34 iconThe Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel UnlimitedBethesda Softworks40
35 iconForza Motorsport 7Microsoft Studios36
36 iconBattlefield 1EA Games32
37 iconFar Cry 5UbisoftRE
38 iconUltimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3Capcom Entertainment Inc.25
39 iconMonster Hunter: WorldCAPCOM CO., LTD.34
40 iconCall of Duty: WWIIActivision35
Chart information is copyright TrueGaming Network. For details on how the chart is calculated, click here.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 had a large increase in gamers this week due to the free Blackout trial that's running right now. Despite that large effort, though, it wasn't enough to move it out of the #2 spot, and Fortnite remains in the #1 spot for a third week. In fact, the majority of the top 20 remain the same with only tiny movements in either direction. The exception to that is Halo: The Master Chief Collection that moves up five spots to #15, possibly thanks to the recent update and ongoing event to earn a limited edition nameplate.

There are some other big movers and shakers — we'll start with the shakers. Celeste continues to fall down the charts, dropping another seven places into #25, likely due to it leaving Games With Gold. Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 drops 13 places to #38 now that players have moved on to the latest Game Pass additions. Meanwhile, Monster Hunter World and Call of Duty: WWII also both drop five places to #39 and #40 respectively through no fault of their own; despite similar player numbers to last week, other games just had a stronger showing this week.

There were some big movers too. Tom Clancy's The Division climbs six spots this week to #31, likely buoyed by the recent in-game event that saw the return of Strike. Meanwhile, The Elder Scrolls Online also climbs six spots to #34 as their Midyear Mayhem event continues. Excitement for the game likely also increased with last week's announcement of the "Elsweyr" expansion. Finally, Far Cry 5 climbs several spots to re-enter the chart at #37. Is this because of players getting reacquainted with the game before the impending release of Far Cry New Dawn, or is it because of the newest Game With Gold?

Speaking of that Game With Gold, Far Cry 2 becomes the first Xbox 360 game to make the chart since its conception. It enters at #32, while its Xbox One counterpart WRC 6 enters at #22. The other new entry is from last week's new Xbox Game Pass release We Happy Few, which hits the chart at #27. Fellow new release The LEGO Movie Videogame fails to come anywhere near the chart. For that matter, neither did any of the week's brand new releases, such as Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown or Onimusha: Warlords.

Next week sees two new Xbox Game Pass releases in the form of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and Saints Row: The Third. There's also a prominent retail release creeping up on players — Resident Evil 2. Will we see any of these titles in the chart next week? Can anything unseat Fortnite? Don't forget to tune in to see what next week will bring, and in the meantime, you can subscribe to get alerts for all future Xbox Gameplay Charts here.
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.