Right now, the struggle at the top of the Xbox Gameplay Chart continues to be between Battle Royale behemoths Apex Legends and Fortnite, with the gap between them becoming smaller. While the chances of anything dethroning those two are slim, there's still the release of Devil May Cry 5 and Black Desert, as well as some new Xbox Game Pass games. How did they fare? You can find out for yourself by taking a look at the gameplay chart and the top 40 most played games below.
Unsurprisingly, the top four remain the same. The gap between Apex Legends in #1 and Fortnite in #2 is fairly similar to last week, although both games actually suffer a small drop in players. In fact, most of the games in the top 10 suffer a drop in numbers with a few exceptions. The release of a new season, Operation Burnt Horizon, sees Rainbow Six Siege climb three spots to #5, while the start of Season of the Drifter sees Destiny 2 climb eight spots to #6. The release of new achievements ahead of this week's update also encouraged players back into Forza Horizon 4, which climbs a single spot to #9. The true effect of that update will likely be more evident in next week's chart.
Destiny 2 isn't the only game to move a significant number of places this week. The release of the final chapter of Legacy of the First Blade sees Assassin's Creed Odyssey climb six spots to #16. Meanwhile, the biggest drop goes to the open beta of The Division 2, rather unsurprisingly. The last day of the beta was enough to keep it in this week's chart, but it drops 17 spots to #22 as a result of the beta ending. Two of the three current Games with Gold titles also fall significantly, with SUPER BOMBERMAN R dropping nine spots to #30, and Star Wars Republic Commando falling seven spots to #40. The other significant drop is Warframe, which falls victim to the strong performace of other games rather than any other circumstances — it drops five places to #37.
Both of last week's significant new releases hit the Gameplay Chart, but neither troubles the top 20. Black Desert enters at #25, while Devil May Cry 5 enters at #34 despite positive reviews. Instead, the most significant new entry is Just Cause 4 which has its strongest week since release thanks to its addition on Xbox Game Pass — it debuts at #20. The other special mention of the week goes to Mortal Kombat X, which re-enters the chart at #35 thanks to a Free Play Weekend with Xbox Live Gold.
For next week's chart, the only notable new retail releases are The Division 2 and One Piece World Seeker. However, F1 2018 and Fallout 4 are also due to hit Xbox Game Pass, while Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance will be released on Games with Gold. Will any of these games hit 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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