The Launch of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 has become the biggest entertainment opening of the year.
Activision’s Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 has become the #1 top-selling opening weekend ever in the franchise. The game delivered more than $800 million worldwide following the first three days from its release on October 28, 2022. The blockbuster opening tops any of the biggest worldwide box office openings of 2022. It surpassed ‘Top Gun: Maverick,’ and ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ worldwide box office openings combined.
Thank you, Call of Duty players, for making Modern Warfare II’s launch one for the record booksJohanna Faries
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 also set a new franchise opening weekend record. It was the #1 top-selling Call of Duty digital opening through its first three days. Developed by Infinity Ward, the release of Modern Warfare II represents a new direction for the entertainment franchise. Infinity Ward will continue with the upcoming release of Call of Duty Warzone 2.0 on November 16.
Through only its first three days of release, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2’s opening topped the previous five-day franchise record. That record had been set in 2011 by Modern Warfare 3. This latest edition has now become the biggest opening ever in Call of Duty. Players from around the world took part in the new launch. The game set new player participation franchise records for the number of unique players and hours played.
“Thank you, Call of Duty players, for making Modern Warfare II’s launch one for the record books as well as the highest-grossing entertainment opening of the year. It is our honor and privilege to deliver such a historic launch weekend for the best fans in the world,” said Johanna Faries, General Manager, Call of Duty. “As amazing as this opening has been, Call of Duty has much more in store. An unprecedented level of support for the Modern Warfare universe is on the horizon and Warzone 2.0’s launch is right around the corner. It’s an incredible time for the franchise.”
Modern Warfare 2 is available worldwide on PS5, PS4, Xbox, and PC. The game is available in a fully optimized experience for Battle.net, Blizzard Entertainment’s online gaming service, and Steam. Modern Warfare 2 development is led by Infinity Ward alongside a team of studios. The development teams include Activision Central Design, Activision Central Tech, Activision Localization Dublin, Activision QA, Activision Shanghai, Beenox, Demonware, High Moon Studios, Raven Software, Sledgehammer Games, Toys for Bob, and Treyarch.