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:
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.
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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.
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