Xbox Gameplay Chart: Week Ending April 7th, 2019

By Rebecca Smith, 16 days ago
The lack of significant retail releases for the past week has meant the Xbox Gameplay Chart has remained very similar to the week before. Apex Legends and Fortnite continue to battle for the top spot, but there are new Games with Gold, new Xbox Game Pass titles, and Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition looking to make their own mark on the chart. How did they all fare? Check out the top 40 most played games in the Gameplay Chart below:

PositionGamePublisherLast week
1 iconFortniteEpic Games1
2 iconApex LegendsElectronic Arts2
3 iconTom Clancy's Rainbow Six SiegeUbisoft3
4 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops 4Activision4
5 iconGrand Theft Auto VRockstar5
6 iconMinecraftMicrosoft Studios6
7 iconTom Clancy's The Division 2Ubisoft7
8 iconROBLOXRoblox Corporation8
9 iconFIFA 19Electronic Arts9
10 iconRocket LeaguePsyonix10
11 iconForza Horizon 4Microsoft Studios12
12 iconNBA 2K192K Sports14
13 iconBattlefield VElectronic Arts11
14 iconOverwatch: Origins EditionBlizzard Entertainment15
15 iconDestiny 2Activision17
16 iconRed Dead Redemption 2Rockstar16
17 iconPlayerUnknown's BattlegroundsMicrosoft18
18 iconBorderlands 22K Games34
19 iconPlants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2Electronic Arts13
20 iconARK: Survival EvolvedReverb Publishing20
21 iconStar Wars Battlefront II-
22 iconThe TechnomancerFocus Home Interactive-
23 iconFor HonorUbisoft25
24 iconMinecraft: Xbox One EditionMicrosoft Studios21
25 iconAnthemElectronic Arts19
26 iconHalo: The Master Chief CollectionMicrosoft Studios24
27 iconSea of ThievesMicrosoft Studios22
28 iconSekiro: Shadows Die TwiceActivision23
29 iconBorderlands: Game of the Year Edition2K Games-
30 iconStar Wars Battlefront IIElectronic Arts26
31 iconGears of War 4Microsoft Studios28
32 iconMadden NFL 19EA Games27
33 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops IIIActivision29
34 iconSMITEHi-Rez Studios32
35 iconMortal Kombat XWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment30
36 iconHalo 5: GuardiansMicrosoft Studios33
37 iconAssassin's Creed OdysseyUbisoft31
38 iconWarframeDigital Extremes35
39 iconDead by DaylightStarbreeze-
40 iconBorderlands: The Pre-Sequel2K Games-
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 details on how the chart is calculated, click here.
There's absolutely no change at all in the top 10. Fortnite holds off Apex Legends at the top of the chart for another week, and there's now a significant gap opening up between them. While the free Blackout weekend did see a significant increase in player numbers for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 in #4, Rainbow Six Siege also had a significant increase in numbers thanks to its ongoing Rainbow Is Magic event. Minecraft in #6 also largely increased its numbers as it was introduced into Xbox Game Pass this week, but it wasn't enough to overtake Grand Theft Auto V in #5.

There are very few significant movers and shakers, but the best weekly improvement goes to Borderlands 2. The introduction of the Ultra HD Texture Packs sees it climb 16 spots to #18, while Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel made its debut in #40 for the same reason. The third Xbox One Borderlands title, Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition, also made its debut at #29. It was the only new release of the week to enter the chart.

Now we get to the section in which nobody wants a mention. The first significant shaker is Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2, which drops six spots to #19 as its Games with Gold popularity begins to wane. Anthem also drops six spots as players move on to other loot shooters, while Assassin's Creed Odyssey drops six spots to #37 despite the arrival of a new "The Lost Tales of Greece" DLC episode.

The remaining new entries in the chart come courtesy of different promotions. Curiously, Xbox Original Star Wars Battlefront II beats Xbox One title The Technomancer to be the April Game with Gold that charts in the highest position. The former enters in #21, while the latter isn't far behind in #22. The final new entry is Dead By Daylight, which enters at #39 thanks to an Xbox Live Gold Free Play weekend.

In terms of notable omissions, Marvel vs Capcom Infinite is the only title we could perhaps have expected to see this week after it entered the Xbox Game Pass programme, but it doesn't come close to troubling the chart. Next week we get the Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy and the Burnout-esque destruction title Dangerous Driving, although whether they will trouble the chart remains to be seen. We're also likely to get more Xbox Game Pass titles, although we don't yet know what they are. Will these titles make an appearance? 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.