Xbox Gameplay Chart: Project Winter makes first appearance after joining Xbox Game Pass

By Heidi Nicholas,
The top ten of our latest Xbox Gameplay Chart is as stubborn as ever, with both of the latest COD games refusing to budge from the first and second spots. Once again, however, our chart proves the power of Xbox Game Pass, with Project Winter making its first appearance in the top 40 after joining Xbox Game Pass just a few days ago. Here is the top 40 Xbox Gameplay Chart for the week ending February 7th, 2021.

PositionGamePublisherLast week
1 iconCall of Duty: Modern WarfareActivision1
2 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops Cold WarActivision2
3 iconMinecraftXbox Game Studios3
4 iconFortniteEpic Games4
5 iconGrand Theft Auto VRockstar Games5
6 iconRocket LeaguePsyonix6
7 iconApex LegendsElectronic Arts7
8 iconTom Clancy's Rainbow Six SiegeUbisoft8
9 iconForza Horizon 4Xbox Game Studios10
10 iconROBLOXRoblox12
11 iconDestiny 2Activision9
12 iconFIFA 21Electronic Arts11
13 iconSea of ThievesXbox Game Studios16
14 iconGears 5Xbox Game Studios19
15 iconHalo: The Master Chief CollectionXbox Game Studios14
16 iconOverwatch: Origins EditionBlizzard Entertainment20
17 iconAssassin's Creed ValhallaUbisoft13
18 iconStar Wars Battlefront IIElectronic Arts18
19 iconMadden NFL 21Electronic Arts22
20 iconRed Dead Redemption 2Rockstar Games21
21 iconNBA 2K212K Sports25
22 iconARK: Survival EvolvedReverb Publishing23
23 iconCyberpunk 2077CD Projekt17
24 iconDead by Daylight505 Games26
25 iconSMITEHi-Rez Studios24
26 iconTom Clancy's The Division 2Ubisoft36
27 iconPlayerUnknown's BattlegroundsMicrosoft28
28 iconThe MediumBloober Team15
29 iconBattlefield VElectronic Arts29
30 iconThe Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special EditionBethesda Softworks27
31 iconRogue CompanyHi-Rez StudiosRE
32 iconFIFA 20Electronic Arts34
33 iconMinecraft Xbox Game Studios32
34 iconProject WinterOther Ocean Interactive-
35 iconFor HonorUbisoftRE
36 iconHalo 5: GuardiansXbox Game Studios35
37 iconMadden NFL 20Electronic Arts31
38 iconSkate 3Electronic ArtsRE
39 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops IIIActivisionRE
40 iconResident EvilCapcom Entertainment-
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.
Sea of Thieves has hopped up three places to 13th after the start of the Champion of Souls event. The game's first season has only just begun, and will continue to add new features, events, and more over the next three weeks, so it's likely we'll see Sea of Thieves continue to sail up the charts. Overwatch's Year of the Ox event has just gone live with a new brawl and new rewards, which most likely explains the game's jump to 16th, but it's a different story for Assassin's Creed Valhalla just below, which has fallen four places to 20th. Valhalla has sat just outside the top ten for the last few weeks, but it seems players are now beginning to move onto something else. The game's River Raid update is due to arrive this month, however, bringing with it a new game mode, three new and replayable maps, and more gear, Books of Knowledge, and Runes, so it's likely Valhalla will recover after the update drops.

Cyberpunk 2077 has also taken a tumble, dropping seven places to 23rd. CD Projekt Red has already outlined its update roadmap, so it will be interesting to see how Cyberpunk 2077 fares in the future as CDPR continues to work at improving the experience of the game with new patches and hotfixes. The Division 2, meanwhile, has hopped up ten places, while just below, Bloober Team's The Medium has already dropped 13 places to 28th. It does seem to be the odd fate of Xbox Game Pass games that being added to the Game Pass library tends to boost them into the top 40 or even the top 20 of our Xbox Gameplay Chart, but that they are often just as quick to drop back down. It seems players are already finishing up with the horror game, which is otherwise apparently doing very well — just last week, Bloober Team confirmed that The Medium has already sold enough to cover development and marketing costs.

This week sees a number of reappearances. Rogue Company has popped back up at 31st, with For Honor jumping back in at 36th, Skate 3 at 38th, and Black Ops III just making it into the top 40 at 39th. This week also marks the first appearance of Project Winter, a game of social deception and survival, which makes its debut appearance at 34th. Lastly, Resident Evil, one of February's Games with Gold, wraps up this week's chart at 40th. Looking ahead, we've got Little Nightmares 2 launching this week, while Xbox Game Pass adds seven games in February, including Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age. What do you think will make it to the top ten next? Let us know in the comments!
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Heidi graduated with an MA in English Literature, and now enjoys writing news, reviews, and features across TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies. When she’s not writing, Heidi is usually either looking for her next RPG, or trying to convince the rest of the team to hear about yet another delightfully wholesome game she has found.