Xbox Gameplay Chart, Week Ending 22 September 19

By Heidi Nicholas,
There's a lot of rumbling in the top ten of our chart, with titles jostling for places after Gears 5 and Borderlands 3 shoulder their way in. Here is the top 40 Xbox Gameplay Chart for the week ending 22 September 2019:

PositionGamePublisherLast week
1 iconFortniteEpic Games1
2 iconMinecraftMicrosoft Studios3
3 iconCall of Duty®: Modern Warfare® - Open Beta-
4 iconGears 5Xbox Game Studios2
5 iconTom Clancy's Rainbow Six SiegeUbisoft4
6 iconGrand Theft Auto VRockstar5
7 iconBorderlands 32K Games6
8 iconApex LegendsElectronic Arts7
9 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops 4Activision8
10 iconROBLOXRoblox Corporation9
11 iconRocket LeaguePsyonix10
12 iconForza Horizon 4Microsoft Studios12
13 iconRed Dead Redemption 2Rockstar13
14 iconFIFA 19Electronic Arts11
15 iconOverwatch: Origins EditionBlizzard Entertainment14
16 iconNBA 2K202K Sports16
17 iconDestiny 2Activision15
18 iconJump ForceBandai Namco-
19 iconPlayerUnknown's BattlegroundsMicrosoft17
20 iconFIFA 20Electronic Arts-
21 iconMadden NFL 20Electronic Arts18
22 iconDead by DaylightStarbreeze21
23 iconGears POP!Xbox Game Studios19
24 iconBattlefield VElectronic Arts20
25 iconARK: Survival EvolvedReverb Publishing23
26 iconEA SPORTS™ FIFA 20 Demo-
27 iconSea of ThievesMicrosoft Studios22
28 iconFor HonorUbisoft29
29 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops IIIActivision30
30 iconMinecraft: Xbox One EditionMicrosoft Studios31
31 iconMonster Hunter: WorldCAPCOM CO., LTD.26
32 iconNBA 2K192K Sports28
33 iconWarframeDigital Extremes40
34 iconVigorBohemia Interactive24
35 iconGears of War 4Microsoft Studios27
36 iconSMITEHi-Rez Studios34
37 iconBorderlands 22K Games25
38 iconHalo: The Master Chief CollectionMicrosoft Studios36
39 iconCall of Duty: WWIIActivision35
40 iconForza Motorsport 6Microsoft Studios32
Chart information is copyright TrueGaming Network. For details on how the chart is calculated, click here.

To no-one's surprise, Fortnite remains comfortably at the no.1 spot. It was easy to assume from all the hype surrounding Borderlands 3 that it might be the title to challenge Fortnite, but it seems that the Vault Hunters aren't quite there yet. Borderlands 3 initially claimed the impressive no.6 spot after its release, but has now been clunked down a spot by the appearance of Modern Warfare's Beta. Meanwhile, Minecraft has again reclaimed its no.2 spot. This, coupled with the fact that the Open Beta for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has shot onto the chart at no.3, means that Gears 5 has been shunted down two places to no.4. It's unlikely that the game's initial technical problems are still at fault. Perhaps Gears 5's fall is to do with its presence on Game Pass; perhaps it was tried out at release by players who weren't necessarily Gears fans, and who since decided it wasn't for them. Either way, Gears 5's huge popularity with its fans means that it's unlikely to fall too far.

Red Dead Redemption 2 remains at no.13, thanks to its recent online update, Frontier Pursuits. Meanwhile, fighting game Jump Force has made its first ever appearance in the chart, coming in at no.18. Jump Force was just added to Xbox Game Pass, arriving on September 19th, and so this is likely the reason for the game's surge in popularity. Meanwhile, FIFA 20 makes its first appearance at no.20. FIFA 20 doesn't release until September 27th, but those with EA Access or Origin Access were able to download ten hours of gameplay from 19th September. Those who pre-ordered the game will also play it earlier than its scheduled release date, on September 24th. This means that FIFA 20 will most likely move up the chart as more people are able to access it tomorrow. It'll be interesting to see how far the game will then rise after it fully releases to everyone on September 27th. EA Sports' FIFA 20 Demo also appeared on the chart, coming at no.26.

Sea of Thieves has been knocked down five places to no.27, despite the recent addition of Pirate pets. It's unclear how much the game's fall owes to the new titles appearing on the charts, so we'll keep an eye on it to see how it settles in the coming weeks. Finally, Assassin's Creed Odyssey has dropped off the top 40 entirely. The game had put up a real fight, and until recently, hadn't fallen off the chart since its launch. Ubisoft have now released the final free Lost Tales of Greece DLC, meaning that there's no more new tales on the horizon, but hopefully this isn't the last we'll see of Kassandra and Alexios in the chart.

The Surge 2 releases tomorrow, with FIFA 20 following up this Friday, so it'll be interesting to see what next week's gameplay chart looks like.

How do you think the top ten will look next week? Is anything ever going to knock Fortnite off the no.1 spot? Let us know in the comments!
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've been a staff writer for TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies since 2019. I love open-worlders, RPGs, and fantasy games, am obsessed with tea, and forever loyal to The Witcher 3 and Red Dead 2.