Xbox Gameplay Chart, Week Ending 01 December 19: Modern Warfare Remains Unbeaten

By Heidi Nicholas,
This week's Gameplay Chart sees Modern Warfare in first place for the third week in a row; the only game to knock Fortnite off the top spot since Apex Legends, more than six months ago. GTA V's still holding firm below at no. 3, with Minecraft working its way steadily back up the the top five after it dropped two places last week. Fortnite, Minecraft and GTA V are the regulars in our top ranks, and, aside from Modern Warfare managing to hold its own in the top spot, there's not usually a whole lot of movement in the big three. It's a different story further down, where there's quite a bit of shuffling and some re-entries nearer the bottom.

Here is the top 40 Xbox Gameplay Chart for the week ending 01 December 2019.

PositionGamePublisherLast week
1 iconCall of Duty: Modern WarfareActivision1
2 iconFortniteEpic Games2
3 iconGrand Theft Auto VRockstar3
4 iconMinecraftMicrosoft Studios5
5 iconTom Clancy's Rainbow Six SiegeUbisoft4
6 iconROBLOXRoblox Corporation7
7 iconApex LegendsElectronic Arts6
8 iconRocket LeaguePsyonix9
9 iconDestiny 2Activision8
10 iconFIFA 20Electronic Arts10
11 iconForza Horizon 4Microsoft Studios11
12 iconOverwatch: Origins EditionBlizzard Entertainment14
13 iconStar Wars Jedi: Fallen OrderElectronic Arts12
14 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops 4Activision15
15 iconBorderlands 32K Games13
16 iconRed Dead Redemption 2Rockstar16
17 iconNBA 2K202K Sports18
18 iconGears 5Xbox Game Studios17
19 iconMadden NFL 20Electronic Arts22
20 iconPlayerUnknown's BattlegroundsMicrosoft20
21 iconSea of ThievesMicrosoft Studios24
22 iconHalo: The Master Chief CollectionMicrosoft Studios21
23 iconThe Outer WorldsPrivate Division19
24 iconBattlefield VElectronic Arts23
25 iconARK: Survival EvolvedReverb Publishing25
26 iconStar Wars Battlefront IIElectronic Arts28
27 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops IIIActivision34
28 iconDead by DaylightStarbreeze33
29 iconFor HonorUbisoft30
30 iconSMITEHi-Rez Studios29
31 iconFIFA 19Electronic Arts31
32 iconNeed for Speed HeatElectronic Arts36
33 iconNBA 2K192K Sports39
34 iconFriday the 13th: The GameGun Media32
35 iconWarframeDigital Extremes35
36 iconHalo 5: GuardiansMicrosoft Studios37
37 iconMortal Kombat 11Warner Bros. Interactive EntertainmentRE
38 iconMinecraft: Xbox One EditionMicrosoft StudiosRE
39 iconRemnant: From the AshesPerfect World Entertainment27
40 iconTom Clancy's Ghost Recon BreakpointUbisoftRE
Chart information is copyright TrueGaming Network. For details on how the chart is calculated, click here.

Overwatch has risen two places, most likely due to its week-long free trial which is still going, and ends on December 4th. Last week, Borderlands 3 jumped six places from no.19 to no.13, which was probably due to its inclusion in the Xbox Live Free Play Days last weekend. Now that the weekend's over it's dropped back down a few places to no.15, but the first story DLC for the game, about Mad Moxxi and Handsome Jack, releases in a few weeks on December 19th, and so it's likely we'll see it moving back up the charts. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has dropped by one place to no.13. Single-player games never seem to do as well in our charts, but nevertheless Fallen Order has been highly praised since its release, and it's possible it'll keep holding its own over the next few weeks; particularly if some players are waiting to see if they get it for Christmas.

Red Dead Redemption 2's remaining steady at no. 16. Red Dead Online has been buoyed up by the frequent addition of Legendary Bounties, along with features like new Collector's tasks and discounts, and now that all ten of the Legendary Bounties are back in the game, it's possible it'll manage to hold its own for a while yet. Sea of Thieves has risen three places from no. 24 to no. 21, thanks to its Seabound Soul update, which added eight new achievements. The update introduces a new Tall Tale quest, where players team up with Captain Pendragon to explore the mysterious ship, The Ashen Dragon. Sea of Thieves also had a recent offer for Twitch Prime players, where linking their accounts to their Sea of Thieves account would get them new cosmetics, emotes, and a purple monkey.

The Outer Worlds continues to fall, this week from no. 19 to no. 23. As we mentioned, single-player games don't tend to fare as well on our Gameplay Chart, but it's a shame to see The Outer Worlds fall, particularly since it's been received so well. ARK remains at no. 25. It recently featured in our article about the 13 quickest game completions from the latest Xbox sales, and perhaps the fact that it's in Game Pass explains how it manages to remain where it is. Mortal Kombat 11 has re-entered the chart, coming in at no. 37. There's not a whole lot going on in MK 11 to explain this. Sindel has recently released as a DLC character via early access, with a full release planned for tomorrow, December 3rd. Minecraft: Xbox One Edition's also reappeared, coming in at no. 38, whilst Ghost Recon Breakpoint has also returned, landing at no. 40. Breakpoint's just had its first raid, Project Titan, go live in the game, so perhaps that explains the sudden rise.

Looking ahead, there's a few games and DLCs releasing which might shake up the chart over the next few weeks. One in particular which should make a big impact is the addition of Halo Reach to Halo: The Master Chief Collection on December 3rd. On the same day, the fifth and final episode for Life is Strange 2 will also release, as will Terminator Resistance. Further on in the month we'll be seeing the Borderlands 3 DLC, along with the console release of Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey and the Return to Jurassic Park DLC for Jurassic World Evolution. There's also the addition of The Witcher 3 to Game Pass. It looks as though December could be an interesting month for our Gameplay Chart.
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've just finished studying a Masters in English Literature, but I've been obsessed with gaming since long before then. I began on the PS2 with Spyro, before graduating to the Xbox 360 and disappearing into Skyrim. I'm now a loyal RPG fan, but I still like to explore other genres — when I'm not playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, or being lured back into Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3!