Xbox Gameplay Chart, Week Ending 20 October 19

By Heidi Nicholas,
There's a little more movement in our chart this week, although it's no surprise to see Fortnite remain at no. 1. Following Season X ending with the entire map being sucked into a black hole and a complete media blackout, Fortnite returned with Chapter 2. Chapter 2 included new aquatic gameplay amongst other changes, along with a brand new map to use them on. Fortnite's disappearance and reappearance sparked interest across all media. Lady GaGa even briefly tuned in to find out what was going on, even though she apparently didn't know what Fortnite was. The hugely popular Minecraft also remains as immovable as ever in the second spot. There's a little more movement lower down as titles shuffle up and down the top 40.

Here is the top 40 Xbox Gameplay Chart for the week ending 20 October 2019.

PositionGamePublisherLast week
1 iconFortniteEpic Games1
2 iconMinecraftMicrosoft Studios2
3 iconApex LegendsElectronic Arts4
4 iconGrand Theft Auto VRockstar3
5 iconTom Clancy's Rainbow Six SiegeUbisoft5
6 iconDestiny 2Activision6
7 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops 4Activision8
8 iconROBLOXRoblox Corporation10
9 iconRocket LeaguePsyonix12
10 iconBorderlands 32K Games7
11 iconGears 5Xbox Game Studios9
12 iconFIFA 20Electronic Arts11
13 iconFriday the 13th: The GameGun Media-
14 iconForza Horizon 4Microsoft Studios13
15 iconOverwatch: Origins EditionBlizzard Entertainment16
16 iconWorld War ZMad Dog Games14
17 iconRed Dead Redemption 2Rockstar15
18 iconNBA 2K202K Sports17
19 iconPlayerUnknown's BattlegroundsMicrosoft18
20 iconMadden NFL 20Electronic Arts20
21 iconTom Clancy's Ghost Recon BreakpointUbisoft19
22 iconBattlefield VElectronic Arts22
23 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops IIIActivision27
24 iconARK: Survival EvolvedReverb Publishing23
25 iconDead by DaylightStarbreeze25
26 iconFIFA 19Electronic Arts24
27 iconSea of ThievesMicrosoft Studios29
28 iconTom Clancy's The Division 2UbisoftRE
29 iconMortal Kombat 11Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment21
30 iconFor HonorUbisoft28
31 iconJump ForceBandai Namco26
32 iconSMITEHi-Rez Studios32
33 iconHalo: The Master Chief CollectionMicrosoft Studios31
34 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops IIActivision34
35 iconStar Wars Battlefront IIElectronic Arts37
36 iconMinecraft: Xbox One EditionMicrosoft Studios33
37 iconMonster Hunter: WorldCAPCOM CO., LTD.30
38 iconCall of Duty: WWIIActivision36
39 iconNBA 2K192K Sports35
40 iconHalo 5: GuardiansMicrosoft Studios39
Chart information is copyright TrueGaming Network. For details on how the chart is calculated, click here.

Apex Legends and Grand Theft Auto V have switched places. Apex Legends' slight rise might be due to its new Shadowfall mode and Fight or Fright event, both of which have just started. Shadowfall takes the fight beyond death, as Legends are brought back as the undead to fight again in the Shadow Squad. Shadowfall and Fight or Fright run until November 5th, so it'll be interesting to see whether Apex Legends holds its spot at no. 3. Rocket League, meanwhile, has jumped up three spaces to no. 9. This could perhaps be because of its new Stranger Things-themed Haunted Hallows, which brings Farmstead to The Upside Down. It's less clear why Borderlands 3 and Gears 5 have moved a couple of ranks down. Both have had recent changes. Gears 5 got its first DLC character drop a few days ago, and week three of the Borderlands Anniversary Celebration kicked off recently with "Show Me the Eridium", so it'll be interesting to see whether these changes cause the titles to move back up next week. Friday the 13th: The Game makes its first appearance in the chart, coming in at — fittingly — no.13. This is probably due to its inclusion with Games with Gold for October; it remains available until November 15th.

Red Dead Redemption 2 has dropped a few places to no. 15. Red Dead 2's massive update for Online, which came out a month ago and added the possibility for players to be Bounty Hunters, Traders, or Collectors, reignited excitement for online. Rockstar continue to add weekly Legendary Bounties, whilst last week's update added role-specific rewards along with minor additions, such as a new breed of dog for a camp dog. Perhaps these weekly updates will take RDR2 further up the chart next week. Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, meanwhile, has moved down two places to no.21, and perhaps this reflects the lukewarm reviews it's been getting since launch. Call of Duty: Black Ops III has risen four places to no. 23, perhaps in anticipation of the release of Modern Warfare this Friday. The Division 2 made its re-entrance into a spot at no. 28, which is probably due to its inclusion on the Free to Play Days over the weekend. Mortal Kombat 11 has dropped eight places to no. 29. Its free weekend ended October 14th, the same day as our last chart, which perhaps explains its drop this week. It has its own seasonal event running from October 25th to November 5th, bringing four new boss fights, so maybe its position will have changed next week. Lastly, Monster Hunter: World has dropped seven places to no. 37, despite the addition of a new region and new monster.

Two massively anticipated games are releasing this week: The Outer Worlds and Modern Warfare. Both games release on Friday, and so we may be seeing a lot more movement in the chart next week. How high do you think they'll rank? Will either of them challenge Minecraft or Fortnite? Let us know what you think 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.