Xbox Gameplay Chart: Week Ending January 27th, 2019

By Rebecca Smith, 19 days ago
Fortnite has continued to reign at the top of the Xbox Gameplay Chart for the last couple of weeks. However, this week we had the biggest retail release of the month, and several weekend events. Has this given us a new title in the top spot? Let's take a look at the top 40 most played games in the full chart below.

PositionGamePublisherLast week
1 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops 4Activision2
2 iconFortniteEpic Games1
3 iconRed Dead Redemption 2Rockstar3
4 iconForza Horizon 4Microsoft Studios4
5 iconPlayerUnknown's BattlegroundsMicrosoft8
6 iconResident Evil 2Capcom Entertainment Inc.-
7 iconBattlefield VElectronic Arts5
8 iconFIFA 19Electronic Arts7
9 iconRocket LeaguePsyonix9
10 iconDestiny 2Activision6
11 iconAssassin's Creed OdysseyUbisoft13
12 iconOverwatch: Origins EditionBlizzard Entertainment14
13 iconMinecraftMicrosoft Studios12
14 iconTom Clancy's Rainbow Six SiegeUbisoft10
15 iconGrand Theft Auto VRockstar11
16 iconHalo: The Master Chief CollectionMicrosoft Studios15
17 iconSea of ThievesMicrosoft Studios20
18 iconROBLOXRoblox Corporation16
19 iconGears of War 4Microsoft Studios19
20 iconDragon Ball FighterZBandai Namco-
21 iconFallout 76Bethesda Softworks17
22 iconNBA 2K192K Sports18
23 iconMortal Kombat XWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment23
24 iconWe Happy FewGearbox Publishing27
25 iconStar Wars Battlefront IIElectronic Arts33
26 iconMadden NFL 19EA Games26
27 iconARK: Survival EvolvedReverb Publishing21
28 iconHalo 5: GuardiansMicrosoft Studios24
29 iconRealm RoyaleHi-Rez Studios-
30 iconTom Clancy's The DivisionUbisoft31
31 iconCelesteMatt Makes Games25
32 iconWarframeDigital Extremes29
33 iconMinecraft: Xbox One EditionMicrosoft Studios30
34 iconFar Cry 5Ubisoft37
35 iconWRC 6Bigben Interactive22
36 iconSMITEHi-Rez Studios28
37 iconMonster Hunter: WorldCAPCOM CO., LTD.39
38 iconThe Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel UnlimitedBethesda Softworks34
39 iconShadow of the Tomb RaiderSquare EnixRE
40 iconForza Motorsport 7Microsoft Studios35
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There's a new number one and it's not the game we might have been expecting! The free Blackout trial continued in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and it was enough to push it over the top of Fortnite and into the top spot. Remaining with the top 10, that aforementioned retail release, Resident Evil 2 made an impressive debut at #6. The release of new content for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds pushed that up three places into #5, while Destiny 2 climbs back into the top 10 at #10, perhaps due to a surge in interest after the developer declared its independence from Activision.

There are a few big shakers this week too. Star Wars Battlefront II climbs eight places to #33 because of the release of a new hero and the latest game update. ARK: Survival Evolved's Game Pass popularity begins to wane and sees that title drop six spots to #27, while ex-Game With Gold title Celeste drops a further six spots to #31. Current Game With Gold title WRC 6 fares even worse, dropping 13 places to #35, while the list is completed by SMITE. The latter dropped eight spots to #36 despite a patch that brought new cosmetics in preparation for Season 6.

It wasn't all bad news for Hi-Rez Studio, though. Realm Royale entered open beta this week and made its debut in the chart at #29 as a result. The other new entry, Dragon Ball FighterZ, benefitted from free Xbox Live Gold Play Days over the weekend and saw a large boost of players trying out the title — it enters at #20. The final title that deserves a mention is Shadow of the Tomb Raider, whose new "Nightmare" DLC sees it climb several places and re-enter the charts at #39.

The latest Xbox Game Pass release, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor was nowhere to be seen in the chart. So far we don't know what to expect from Microsoft over the coming weeks for the programme. Will we see more titles this week? If not, new retail release Kingdom Hearts III will definitely be trying to make its mark, while there will also be a new Game With Gold. 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.