Xbox Gameplay Chart: Week Ending March 17th, 2019

By Rebecca Smith,
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.

PositionGamePublisherLast week
1 iconFortniteEpic Games2
2 iconApex LegendsElectronic Arts1
3 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops 4Activision4
4 iconTom Clancy's Rainbow Six SiegeUbisoft5
5 iconGrand Theft Auto VRockstar10
6 iconTom Clancy's The Division 2Ubisoft-
7 iconMinecraftMicrosoft Studios12
8 iconForza Horizon 4Microsoft Studios9
9 iconFIFA 19Electronic Arts8
10 iconRocket LeaguePsyonix11
11 iconAnthemElectronic Arts3
12 iconROBLOXRoblox Corporation17
13 iconRed Dead Redemption 2Rockstar7
14 iconDestiny 2Activision6
15 iconOverwatch: Origins EditionBlizzard Entertainment14
16 iconNBA 2K192K Sports21
17 iconPlayerUnknown's BattlegroundsMicrosoft13
18 iconBattlefield VElectronic Arts18
19 iconPlants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2Electronic Arts-
20 iconHalo: The Master Chief CollectionMicrosoft Studios24
21 iconJust Cause 4Square Enix20
22 iconARK: Survival EvolvedReverb Publishing29
23 iconSea of ThievesMicrosoft Studios26
24 iconAssassin's Creed OdysseyUbisoft16
25 iconMadden NFL 19EA Games31
26 iconMinecraft: Xbox One EditionMicrosoft Studios33
27 iconGears of War 4Microsoft Studios27
28 iconFor HonorUbisoftRE
29 iconAdventure Time: Pirates of the EnchiridionOutright Games19
30 iconCrackdown 3: CampaignMicrosoft Studios15
31 iconMortal Kombat XWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment35
32 iconHalo 5: GuardiansMicrosoft Studios36
33 iconStar Wars Battlefront IIElectronic Arts32
34 iconSMITEHi-Rez Studios28
35 iconFallout 76Bethesda SoftworksRE
36 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops IIIActivision-
37 iconShadow of the Tomb RaiderSquare Enix23
38 iconBlack DesertPearlAbyss25
39 iconFallout 4Bethesda SoftworksRE
40 iconCall of Duty: WWIIActivisionRE
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 here.
Beyond 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.
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.