Xbox Gameplay Chart: Modern Warfare beats GTA V to the top spot

By Rich Stone,
In this week's Xbox Gameplay Chart, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare manages to drag Grand Theft Auto V back down into second place. Rockstar's gracefully ageing online shooter managed to take the top spot last week in a relatively dry release period, likely thanks to its inclusion in Xbox Game Pass in January. Here's the rest of the top 40.

PositionGamePublisherLast week
1 iconCall of Duty: Modern WarfareActivision2
2 iconGrand Theft Auto VRockstar1
3 iconFortniteEpic Games3
4 iconApex LegendsElectronic Arts4
5 iconMinecraftMicrosoft Studios5
6 iconTom Clancy's Rainbow Six SiegeUbisoft6
7 iconRocket LeaguePsyonix7
8 iconROBLOXRoblox Corporation9
9 iconFIFA 20Electronic Arts8
10 iconNBA 2K202K Sports12
11 iconForza Horizon 4Microsoft Studios10
12 iconPlayerUnknown's BattlegroundsMicrosoft11
13 iconDestiny 2Activision13
14 iconTom Clancy's The Division 2UbisoftRE
15 iconOverwatch: Origins EditionBlizzard Entertainment15
16 iconMadden NFL 20Electronic Arts14
17 iconRed Dead Redemption 2Rockstar17
18 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops 4Activision19
19 iconHalo: The Master Chief CollectionMicrosoft Studios18
20 iconBleeding Edge Alpha-
21 iconStar Wars Battlefront IIElectronic Arts16
22 iconARK: Survival EvolvedReverb Publishing20
23 iconSea of ThievesMicrosoft Studios21
24 iconBorderlands 32K Games29
25 iconGears 5Xbox Game Studios22
26 iconBattlefield VElectronic Arts23
27 iconFor HonorUbisoft24
28 iconSMITEHi-Rez Studios25
29 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops IIIActivision30
30 iconDead by DaylightStarbreeze27
31 iconFinal Fantasy XVSquare Enix28
32 iconMonster Hunter: WorldCAPCOM CO., LTD.31
33 iconHalo 5: GuardiansMicrosoft Studios35
34 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops IIActivision34
35 iconMortal Kombat 11Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment33
36 iconThe Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special EditionBethesda Softworks36
37 iconWarframeDigital Extremes37
38 iconThe Witcher 3: Wild HuntBandai Namco32
39 iconTT Isle of ManBigben Interactive26
40 iconMinecraft: Xbox One EditionMicrosoft StudiosRE
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The Division 2 has burst back into the chart, likely thanks to both the release of the game's third piece of episodic content and the imminent arrival of the surprising Warlords of New York expansion, with players looking to level up their characters before the new content drops.

The Bleeding Edge Beta also saw reasonable success over the weekend, likely pulling in a fair number of Xbox players looking to see what Ninja Theory have been up to with their first official project under the Xbox Game Studios banner.

The only other significant movers this week are those on the way out: TT Isle of Man, which after a surge of interest thanks to Games with Gold looks to be heading out of the top 40 completely by next week. Xbox Game Pass addition Wolfenstein: Youngblood has dipped away from the top 40 this week. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has ended its 13-week run in the chart since release, not a bad showing for a single-player game and proof that EA will likely be pushing for Respawn to expand the franchise. Bandai Namco's January release Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot has also finally shuffled off the end of the chart.

While the week in progress is light on brand new releases, the ports of Kingdom Hearts 1.5+2.5 and 2.8 will likely make a dent next week, as will the remastered Bayonetta and Vanquish. We'll be back next Monday with the latest Xbox Gameplay Chart.
Rich Stone
Written by Rich Stone
Creator of TrueAchievements, TrueTrophies and TrueSteamAchievements. Writes site news and still finds time for the odd game here and there. Loves Racing games and Shooters, yet to be convinced that any RPG is worth the time investment!