Xbox Gameplay Chart: Modern Warfare replaces Black Ops Cold War in the top spot

By Heidi Nicholas,
Since toppling Fortnite from the top spot of our Xbox Gameplay Chart, Modern Warfare has held 1st place for weeks, comfortably unchallenged by any other major new releases. In fact, it seems the only game which can challenge one Call of Duty for the top spot in the Chart, is another Call of Duty. Black Ops Cold War reached 1st place two weeks ago, but our latest Xbox Gameplay Chart suggest more players have been heading back to Modern Warfare, which is back at number one. Further down the chart, we see a lot of reshuffling to make room for a number of new appearances and reappearances. Here is the top 40 Xbox Gameplay Chart for the week ending January 10th, 2021.

PositionGamePublisherLast week
1 iconCall of Duty: Modern WarfareActivision2
2 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops Cold WarActivision1
3 iconFortniteEpic Games3
4 iconGrand Theft Auto VRockstar Games4
5 iconMinecraftXbox Game Studios5
6 iconRocket LeaguePsyonix6
7 iconTom Clancy's Rainbow Six SiegeUbisoft7
8 iconApex LegendsElectronic Arts10
9 iconDestiny 2Bungie9
10 iconForza Horizon 4Xbox Game Studios11
11 iconFIFA 21 (Xbox One)Electronic Arts12
12 iconCyberpunk 2077CD Projekt8
13 iconROBLOXRoblox13
14 iconAssassin's Creed ValhallaUbisoft14
15 iconOverwatch: Origins EditionBlizzard Entertainment15
16 iconHalo: The Master Chief CollectionXbox Game Studios16
17 iconGears 5Xbox Game Studios18
18 iconStar Wars Battlefront IIElectronic Arts17
19 iconARK: Survival EvolvedReverb Publishing23
20 iconSea of ThievesXbox Game Studios21
21 iconRed Dead Redemption 2Rockstar Games19
22 iconNBA 2K21 (Xbox One)2K Sports20
23 iconMadden NFL 21 (Xbox One)Electronic Arts22
24 iconDead by Daylight505 Games25
25 iconThe Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special EditionBethesda Softworks24
26 iconPlayerUnknown's BattlegroundsMicrosoft26
27 iconInjustice 2Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment-
28 iconSMITEHi-Rez Studios30
29 iconBattlefield VElectronic Arts29
30 iconFIFA 20Electronic Arts27
31 iconStar Wars Jedi: Fallen OrderElectronic Arts28
32 iconMinecraft (Win 10)Xbox Game Studios31
33 iconFor HonorUbisoft32
34 iconHalo 5: GuardiansXbox Game Studios34
35 iconLittle NightmaresBandai Namco Entertainment-
36 iconSkate 3Electronic Arts33
37 iconDayZBohemia InteractiveRE
38 iconMadden NFL 20Electronic Arts35
39 iconNo Man's Sky505 GamesRE
40 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops IIIActivision36
Chart compiled using gameplay data from over 2.5 million active Xbox accounts. Chart information is copyright TrueGaming Network. For details on how the chart is calculated, click here.
Apex Legends is up two spaces to eighth place. Its Fight Night event is still going with the Pathfinder Town Takeover, so perhaps Apex Legends will stay a little higher in the top ten while that continues. Cyberpunk 2077, meanwhile, has dropped out of the top ten, falling four spaces to 12th. Cyberpunk is still due to receive a number of patches, and perhaps players are waiting for those or for the optimised next-gen version. On a side note, we did a little digging after our 2020 poll results and found that Cyberpunk 2077's 'Breathtaking' is your favourite achievement of 2020. Assassin's Creed Valhalla hasn't moved and still sits at 14th. The game's recent seasonal event didn't seem to help it move up the chart at all, but perhaps the upcoming post-launch and Season Pass content, like February's River Raiding update, will change that.

Ark has jumped up four spaces to 19th, while Red Dead Redemption 2 has dropped out of the top 20. A little further down at 27th is the first of this week's new appearances: Injustice 2 sits at 27th after joining Xbox Game Pass a few days ago. Little Nightmares, which is one of January's Games with Gold, has also made its first appearance, sitting at 35th. Players might also be seizing the chance to play through the game and get to grips with it before Little Nightmares II arrives in just over a month. This week's two reappearances, meanwhile, are DayZ at 37th and No Man's Sky, which was part of the latest Xbox Game Pass quests, at 39th. This week's disappearances are Mortal Kombat 11, Fallout 76, Forza Motorsport 7, and the Xbox Series X|S version of NBA 2K21. Looking ahead, we've got a number of games still to arrive on Xbox Game Pass, along with some of January's major releases, such as Hitman 3 and The Medium. Which do you think will make it to the top ten next? 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.