In this week's Gameplay Chart, we finally see a shift at the top of the pile as the world's biggest Battle Royale games fight for dominance, with Fortnite finally beating Apex Legends to first place. As well as this weekly struggle we have had the release of The Division 2 and new games for both Games With Gold and Xbox Game Pass. How did they all fare? Check out the top 40 most played games in the Gameplay Chart below.
Chart information is copyright TrueGaming Network. At the end of each week we gather gameplay data from over 1 million active Xbox Live users worldwide. TrueAchievements members make up less than 25% of this pool. For more details on how the chart is calculated, click hereBeyond Fortnite and Apex, most of the remaining top 10 games only move slightly. Rocket League climbs a single spot to re-enter the top 10 at #10. Minecraft also re-enters the top 10 by climbing five spots to #7, possibly buoyed by the news that it will soon be joining Xbox Game Pass.
The week's most notable new release is, of course, The Division 2, which crashes into the top 10 at #6. Meanwhile, Games with Gold is the reason for Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 arriving into the chart at #19. It's a game we highly recommend that you check out, and you can consult our starter guide for some beginner's advice.
Fallout 4 just about re-enters the chart at #39 thanks to Xbox Game Pass, but notable omissions for this week include new release One Piece World Seeker, and Xbox Game Pass release F1 2018, neither of which came close to troubling the charts.
There are a few other notable movers and shakers this week, beginning with the three titles that have dropped out of the top 10. Anthem drops eight spots to #11, while Red Dead Redemption 2 drops six spots to #13, both victims of players moving on to newer titles. Destiny 2 drops eight spots to #14 now that players have finished trying out the new season. Elsewhere, Assassin's Creed Odyssey drops eight spots to #24 and Shadow of the Tomb Raider drops 14 spots to #37, likely thanks to a lull in their respective DLC calendars. Recent releases Black Desert and Crackdown 3: Campaign have double figure falls, landing in #38 and #30 respectively,as players move on from those. The waning popularity of previous Game With Gold Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion sees it drop ten spots to #29.
In terms of climbers, ARK: Survival Evolved climbs seven spots to #22 thanks to a recent Evolution Event, while Minecraft: Xbox One Edition sees a similar climb to its Bedrock brother — it climbs seven spots to #26, likely for the same reason. There are several re-entries too. For Honor climbs back into the chart at #28 thanks to the start of the Black Prior's Riposte event, while the Wild Appalachia update sees Fallout 76 climb back into the chart at #35. Both Call of Duty WWII and Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 also enter the chart. It's hard to say why these games frequently pop back into the chart beyond their simple long-lasting popularity, but it could be due to the Call of Duty World League event this weekend.
For next week's chart, the only notable new retail release to watch out for is Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. There may be a few Xbox Game Pass surprises, though the usual teases haven't yet appeared. 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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