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COD has been a hit or miss title to the majority of the fanbase since 2012- to some even earlier-but with the stunning emergence of battle royale games along with the ever changing gaming landscape for younger gamers, Call of Duty seems to have a problem. Most of you here will probably say the franchise has been dead in the dirt for years, but it's never been to this extent from what I've seen. Sure, WW2 player count was over 400% higher than Infinite Warfare's in the opening week. I've tried searching for more counts on PS4 as that seems to be the go to console for COD now, but either way it's safe to say that it's declined.*
Fortnite has definitely done the most damage in my opinion, or rather it's been the icing on top of the cake. A free game built for friends to group up with on a random island was all it took to disrupt the COD landscape. I think that this is where COD online could truly shine. Does the $500 million sales first week outweigh a COD online experience with tons of loot and microtransactions long term? I'm not so sure. According to You must login or register to view this content., Activision made 3.6 Billion from in-game sales in 2016, so COD online could compete, while also improving their playerbase with a free game. So what do you guys think, I still play WW2 occasionally, dropped BO3 though, and mostly play Fortnite :p