Apex Legends has dominated the Xbox Gameplay Chart for the last three weeks, but the gap between it and fellow battle royale competitor Fortnite is getting smaller. Is this the week where the games change position, or will something else come along to take the top spot? You can find out for yourself by taking a look at the gameplay chart and the top 40 most played games below.
Well, the top three stays the same. Apex Legends stays in the top spot, but the gap between Apex Legends and Fortnite in #2 continues to get smaller, possibly thanks to the start of Season 8 and new content in the latter. Anthem stays firm in #3 with just the slightest drop in numbers from last week. In fact, the biggest news of the week is the reappearance of the Tom Clancy's The Division 2 beta at #5, which bodes well for the game's full release on March 15th and proves that in the right hands, betas are a great way of advertising your upcoming game.
Most games only move up or down the chart by a couple of spots this week, but there are some notable leaps and drops. First, Star Wars Battlefront II climbs ten spots to #29 since the release of the latest community update that brough Anakin Skywalker into the fray. On the other hand, Crackdown 3: Campaign falls out of the top 10, dropping eight spots to #12, the attraction of the new release evidently starting to wear off. It isn't the only recent title to suffer — KINGDOM HEARTS III drops 11 spots to #34, Resident Evil 2 drops 12 spots to #36, Far Cry New Dawn drops eight spots to #38 (even lower than its predecessor Far Cry 5), and Metro Exodus drops 12 spots to #39. The last Games with Gold title SUPER BOMBERMAN R also drops eight spots to #21 now that the newer titles are out.
Speaking of Games With Gold, the programme is responsible for the most notable new entries this week. Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion enters the chart at #16, while Xbox Original title Star Wars Republic Commando enters at #33. The only other new entry of the week is from new release Trials Rising, which just clips into the chart at #40. None of this week's other new releases, Dead or Alive 6, DiRT Rally 2.0, and The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame, come anywhere close to the chart, nor did either of the new Xbox Game Pass releases.
For next week's chart, the only notable new retail release is Devil May Cry 5, although the latest MMORPG Black Desert also makes its full debut. There may also be new Xbox Game Pass games as there's an announcement due on March 7th. Will we see any of these in the chart next week? 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.
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