Xbox Gameplay Chart: GTA V steals the top spot By Heidi Nicholas, 10 Feb 2020 CommentsFor the last two weeks, the top ten of our Xbox Gameplay Chart has been in a stalemate, which has now been broken. Meanwhile, Modern Warfare has held the top spot for 2020 so far, but it, too, has now been demoted. These changes aren't even being caused by Fortnite, which dominated the chart for most of last year; it's GTA V which has taken the top spot, ended Modern Warfare's 2020 reign, and caused ripples all the way down the chart. A few titles have managed to hang on to their spots, but the rest are switching places to make room for the new entries lower down. Here is the top 40 Xbox Gameplay Chart for the week ending 09 February 2020.PositionGamePublisherLast week1 Grand Theft Auto VRockstar22 Call of Duty: Modern WarfareActivision13 FortniteEpic Games34 Apex LegendsElectronic Arts65 MinecraftMicrosoft Studios46 Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six SiegeUbisoft57 Rocket LeaguePsyonix78 FIFA 20Electronic Arts99 ROBLOXRoblox Corporation810 Forza Horizon 4Microsoft Studios1011 PlayerUnknown's BattlegroundsMicrosoft1112 NBA 2K202K Sports1213 Destiny 2Activision1314 Madden NFL 20Electronic Arts1515 Overwatch: Origins EditionBlizzard Entertainment1416 Star Wars Battlefront IIElectronic Arts1717 Red Dead Redemption 2Rockstar1618 Halo: The Master Chief CollectionMicrosoft Studios1819 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4Activision1920 ARK: Survival EvolvedReverb Publishing2021 Sea of ThievesMicrosoft Studios2122 Gears 5Xbox Game Studios2223 Battlefield VElectronic Arts2424 For HonorUbisoft2625 SMITEHi-Rez Studios2326 TT Isle of ManBigben Interactive4027 Dead by DaylightStarbreeze2928 Final Fantasy XVSquare Enix-29 Borderlands 32K Games2530 Call of Duty: Black Ops IIIActivision2731 Monster Hunter: WorldCAPCOM CO., LTD.3132 The Witcher 3: Wild HuntBandai Namco3033 Mortal Kombat 11Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment2834 Call of Duty: Black Ops IIActivision3435 Halo 5: GuardiansMicrosoft Studios3636 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special EditionBethesda Softworks3837 WarframeDigital Extremes3938 Wolfenstein: YoungbloodBethesda Softworks-39 Star Wars Jedi: Fallen OrderElectronic Arts3240 Dragon Ball Z: KakarotBandai Namco33Chart information is copyright TrueGaming Network. For details on how the chart is calculated, click here.GTA V was added to Xbox Game Pass a month ago, boosting both its popularity and its rank in our charts. It's continued to rise since then, but it might have something else to thank too for its current top spot position: Rockstar recently celebrated the news that both Red Dead Online and GTA Online broke player number records with a big giveaway. Players could get GTA$2,000,000 just for logging on; GTA$1,000,000 for logging in before February 5th, and the other half by logging in before February 12th. Red Dead Online didn't have such a significant reward, and perhaps GTA V has been buoyed up to the top spot by the prospect of all those free GTA$. Meanwhile, Modern Warfare hasn't fallen far, nor has it been supplanted by Fortnite, which still sits at no. 3 — the furthest it's fallen since we started our Xbox Gameplay Chart. Modern Warfare had a big first season, with Infinity Ward promising the most free content in COD history, but the game's popularity seems to be waning a little as the end of that season arrives; even with double XP currently up for grabs. Season 2 is expected to start very soon; there's already been a leak of the trailer for it, so Modern Warfare could be fighting for the top spot again soon.Minecraft never really falls far in the top ten, but it's still a little unusual to see it anywhere lower than the fourth spot. It now sits at no. 5, supplanted by Apex Legends, which is enjoying a renewed surge of popularity thanks to its tumultuous reveal of Season 4, where EA and Respawn introduced a new Legend, killed him off, and replaced him, all in a matter of a few days. Season 4 is live now, so it'll be interesting to see if Apex Legends stays at no. 4 after the initial excitement dies down. Further down the chart, we've got For Honor moving up two spaces to no. 24, most likely thanks to the start of its first season of Year 4. TT Isle of Man, which was recently announced for the Xbox Games with Gold for February, has moved up four spaces to no. 26.Our two new entrances this week are Final Fantasy XV and Wolfenstein: Youngblood, both of which were added to Xbox Game Pass last week. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, which has been following the fate of all single-player games on our chart and falling steadily down since launch, is now almost on its way out; having dropped seven places to no. 39. As for those titles which have fallen off the chart completely this week; we have A Plague Tale: Innocence, which has sadly dropped off after only a week, despite its recent addition to Xbox Game Pass. Also gone this week is Ghost Recon Breakpoint, which reappeared on the chart only last week, most likely as a result of its Terminator Live Event. The first half of 2020 is looking pretty quiet for releases, so perhaps we won't see too much challenge to the Xbox Gameplay Chart from new titles. But Xbox have been boosting their Game Pass service with several big titles lately, and they've been hinting that February will be a pretty good month for releases in particular; plus, we can see from GTA V how much being in Game Pass works in a game's favour. We might be seeing some competition from that quarter in the future. What do you think? How long with GTA V be no. 1? Let us know in the comments!Chart Written by Heidi NicholasHey, 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!