Xbox Gameplay Chart: Week Ending March 10th, 2019

By Rebecca Smith,
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.

PositionGamePublisherLast week
1 iconApex LegendsElectronic Arts1
2 iconFortniteEpic Games2
3 iconAnthemElectronic Arts3
4 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops 4Activision4
5 iconTom Clancy's Rainbow Six SiegeUbisoft8
6 iconDestiny 2Activision14
7 iconRed Dead Redemption 2Rockstar6
8 iconFIFA 19Electronic Arts7
9 iconForza Horizon 4Microsoft Studios10
10 iconGrand Theft Auto VRockstar9
11 iconRocket LeaguePsyonix11
12 iconMinecraftMicrosoft Studios13
13 iconPlayerUnknown's BattlegroundsMicrosoft17
14 iconOverwatch: Origins EditionBlizzard Entertainment15
15 iconCrackdown 3: CampaignMicrosoft Studios12
16 iconAssassin's Creed OdysseyUbisoft22
17 iconROBLOXRoblox Corporation18
18 iconBattlefield VElectronic Arts19
19 iconAdventure Time: Pirates of the EnchiridionOutright Games16
20 iconJust Cause 4Square Enix-
21 iconNBA 2K192K Sports20
22 iconTom Clancy’s The Division 2 - Beta5
23 iconShadow of the Tomb RaiderSquare Enix23
24 iconHalo: The Master Chief CollectionMicrosoft Studios24
25 iconBlack DesertPearlAbyss-
26 iconSea of ThievesMicrosoft Studios26
27 iconGears of War 4Microsoft Studios25
28 iconSMITEHi-Rez Studios28
29 iconARK: Survival EvolvedReverb Publishing30
30 iconSUPER BOMBERMAN RKonami Digital Entertainment Inc.21
31 iconMadden NFL 19EA Games27
32 iconStar Wars Battlefront IIElectronic Arts29
33 iconMinecraft: Xbox One EditionMicrosoft Studios31
34 iconDevil May Cry 5Capcom Entertainment Inc.-
35 iconMortal Kombat XWarner Bros. Interactive EntertainmentRE
36 iconHalo 5: GuardiansMicrosoft Studios35
37 iconWarframeDigital Extremes32
38 iconTrials RisingUbisoft40
39 iconFar Cry 5Ubisoft37
40 iconStar Wars Republic CommandoLucasArts 33
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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.
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.