Xbox Gameplay Chart: Fortnite Finally Topples, Modern Warfare is Number One

The lower ranks have shifted and reshuffled. New games have made their debuts and older titles have dropped off the top 40, but every single Gameplay Chart for the last six months or so has had a line in it, somewhere, acknowledging that Fortnite was at no. 1. And still at no. 1. And there again. And the next week. And the week after that. We’ve had Borderlands 3, Control, Wolfenstein: Youngblood, and Gears 5. Each of these releases has caused some shuffling up and down the ranks, but none has managed to shift that Fortnite-shaped shadow looming at the top spot. Until now. Fortnite has officially been knocked out of the number one position it’s held for over seven months, and Modern Warfare was the game to do it.

Here is the top 40 Xbox Gameplay Chart for the week ending 17 November 2019.

Position Game Publisher Last week
1 icon Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Activision 2
2 icon Fortnite Epic Games 1
3 icon Minecraft Microsoft Studios 3
4 icon Grand Theft Auto V Rockstar 4
5 icon Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Ubisoft 5
6 icon Apex Legends Electronic Arts 6
7 icon Destiny 2 Activision 7
8 icon ROBLOX Roblox Corporation 9
9 icon Rocket League Psyonix 11
10 icon FIFA 20 Electronic Arts 10
11 icon The Outer Worlds Private Division 8
12 icon Forza Horizon 4 Microsoft Studios 12
13 icon Overwatch: Origins Edition Blizzard Entertainment 13
14 icon Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Activision 14
15 icon Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Electronic Arts -
16 icon Gears 5 Xbox Game Studios 15
17 icon Red Dead Redemption 2 Rockstar 16
18 icon NBA 2K20 2K Sports 18
19 icon Borderlands 3 2K Games 17
20 icon Battlefield V Electronic Arts 19
21 icon PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Microsoft 21
22 icon Madden NFL 20 Electronic Arts 22
23 icon Halo: The Master Chief Collection Microsoft Studios 33
24 icon Friday the 13th: The Game Gun Media 20
25 icon Sea of Thieves Microsoft Studios 26
26 icon ARK: Survival Evolved Reverb Publishing 23
27 icon SMITE Hi-Rez Studios 31
28 icon RAGE 2 Bethesda Softworks -
29 icon For Honor Ubisoft 24
30 icon Subnautica Unknown Worlds Entertainment 25
31 icon FIFA 19 Electronic Arts 29
32 icon Remnant: From the Ashes Perfect World Entertainment -
33 icon Call of Duty: Black Ops III Activision 28
34 icon Dead by Daylight Starbreeze 27
35 icon Need for Speed Heat Electronic Arts 34
36 icon Star Wars Battlefront II Electronic Arts 37
37 icon World War Z Mad Dog Games 30
38 icon NBA 2K19 2K Sports 32
39 icon Halo 5: Guardians Microsoft Studios 35
40 icon Minecraft: Xbox One Edition Microsoft Studios 36

Chart information is copyright TrueGaming Network. For details on how the chart is calculated, click here.

Modern Warfare has had plenty of issues since it released, such as the footsteps issue and the overpowered 725, but the fact that it’s at no. 1, booting out Fortnite, shows just how highly anticipated this game was. Previously, the only game to have managed the same feat was Apex Legends. Apex Legends is still in the top 10, and remains at no. 6. this week. Minecraft, the other top five giant, is still at no. 3. Rocket League’s jumped back into the top 10, and is now at no. 9. Psyonix have detailed a new system coming to the game to replace the Crate loot boxes. Blueprints will be awarded after completing matches online, and will differ from loot boxes in that players will be able to see what the item on the blueprint is before deciding whether to spend Credits to build it. Psyonix will also be giving the first three Rocket League DLC packs for free to all players. Those who have already bought them will be refunded. The game’s also getting a winter-themed event for December, titled Frosty Fest. Perhaps these new additions and changes within the game will see Rocket League move further up the chart.

The Outer Worlds has dropped out of the top ten to no. 11, just a few weeks after its release. The game has scored highly in reviews and garnered a lot of praise, but single-player games don’t tend to have a long shelf-life in the Gameplay Chart, with the notable exception of Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey – one of the only single-player games to remain on the chart for an extended period, and which only recently fell off. All this shuffling has pushed Gears 5 and Red Dead Redemption 2 down a step each, landing at no. 15 and no. 16 respectively. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has appeared on the chart following its release last Friday, and is already at no. 15 on the chart despite being three days old. The game has scored well and it’s possible we could see it move higher in the next few weeks. Perhaps the game is bringing back some Star Wars nostalgia, because Star Wars Battlefront II has moved up a place since last week, landing at no. 36.

RAGE 2 makes a return, thanks to its stealth drop into Xbox Game Pass last Friday

RAGE 2 has also appeared on the charts for the first time, at no. 28. RAGE 2 has recently been added to Xbox Game Pass,, so the sudden influx of players makes a lot of sense. This addition was part of Xbox’s announcement at X019, regarding 50 games coming to Xbox Game Pass. Plus, RAGE 2 just got its TerrorMania expansion, which adds eight new achievements with a total of 195 Gamerscore. Likewise, Remnant From the Ashes has also been made available for Xbox Game Pass, which likely explains its sudden entrance into the charts at no. 32.

As the year draws to a close, our upcoming releases calendar shows that there aren’t a huge amount of titles releasing which might upset the top ten. This week sees Civ VI coming to Xbox on November 22nd – the first major Civ release on consoles. December 6th is the console release date for Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey. Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is an ambitious game which has met with mixed reviews since its PC release date, so it’ll be interesting to see how it fares with console players.

Either way, the fact that Modern Warfare has knocked Fortnite off the top spot suggests that the Gameplay Chart is ready for change. What do you think? Will Fallen Order fall in the charts? Will Modern Warfare still be no. 1 next week? Let us know in the comments!

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Minecraft and GTAV hanging in at 3 and 4. Wow that was not expected.

I’m really not surprised by minecraft… my kids have more hours in that a week then i have in destiny…and you know me

yeah my son still puts in the time for MC. more now and has slid off from Fortnite. So i could look at him as following the trend.

This week’s Gameplay Chart sees Modern Warfare in first place for the third week in a row; the only game to knock Fortnite off the top spot since Apex Legends, more than six months ago. GTA V’s still holding firm below at no. 3, with Minecraft working its way steadily back up the the top five after it dropped two places last week. Fortnite, Minecraft and GTA V are the regulars in our top ranks, and, aside from Modern Warfare managing to hold its own in the top spot, there’s not usually a whole lot of movement in the big three. It’s a different story further down, where there’s quite a bit of shuffling and some re-entries nearer the bottom.

Here is the top 40 Xbox Gameplay Chart for the week ending 01 December 2019.

Position Game Publisher Last week
1 icon Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Activision 1
2 icon Fortnite Epic Games 2
3 icon Grand Theft Auto V Rockstar 3
4 icon Minecraft Microsoft Studios 5
5 icon Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Ubisoft 4
6 icon ROBLOX Roblox Corporation 7
7 icon Apex Legends Electronic Arts 6
8 icon Rocket League Psyonix 9
9 icon Destiny 2 Activision 8
10 icon FIFA 20 Electronic Arts 10
11 icon Forza Horizon 4 Microsoft Studios 11
12 icon Overwatch: Origins Edition Blizzard Entertainment 14
13 icon Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Electronic Arts 12
14 icon Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Activision 15
15 icon Borderlands 3 2K Games 13
16 icon Red Dead Redemption 2 Rockstar 16
17 icon NBA 2K20 2K Sports 18
18 icon Gears 5 Xbox Game Studios 17
19 icon Madden NFL 20 Electronic Arts 22
20 icon PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Microsoft 20
21 icon Sea of Thieves Microsoft Studios 24
22 icon Halo: The Master Chief Collection Microsoft Studios 21
23 icon The Outer Worlds Private Division 19
24 icon Battlefield V Electronic Arts 23
25 icon ARK: Survival Evolved Reverb Publishing 25
26 icon Star Wars Battlefront II Electronic Arts 28
27 icon Call of Duty: Black Ops III Activision 34
28 icon Dead by Daylight Starbreeze 33
29 icon For Honor Ubisoft 30
30 icon SMITE Hi-Rez Studios 29
31 icon FIFA 19 Electronic Arts 31
32 icon Need for Speed Heat Electronic Arts 36
33 icon NBA 2K19 2K Sports 39
34 icon Friday the 13th: The Game Gun Media 32
35 icon Warframe Digital Extremes 35
36 icon Halo 5: Guardians Microsoft Studios 37
37 icon Mortal Kombat 11 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment RE
38 icon Minecraft: Xbox One Edition Microsoft Studios RE
39 icon Remnant: From the Ashes Perfect World Entertainment 27
40 icon Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint Ubisoft RE

Chart information is copyright TrueGaming Network. For details on how the chart is calculated, click here.

Overwatch has risen two places, most likely due to its week-long free trial which is still going, and ends on December 4th. Last week, Borderlands 3 jumped six places from no.19 to no.13, which was probably due to its inclusion in the Xbox Live Free Play Days last weekend. Now that the weekend’s over it’s dropped back down a few places to no.15, but the first story DLC for the game, about Mad Moxxi and Handsome Jack, releases in a few weeks on December 19th, and so it’s likely we’ll see it moving back up the charts. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has dropped by one place to no.13. Single-player games never seem to do as well in our charts, but nevertheless Fallen Order has been highly praised since its release, and it’s possible it’ll keep holding its own over the next few weeks; particularly if some players are waiting to see if they get it for Christmas.

Red Dead Redemption 2’s remaining steady at no. 16. Red Dead Online has been buoyed up by the frequent addition of Legendary Bounties, along with features like new Collector’s tasks and discounts, and now that all ten of the Legendary Bounties are back in the game, it’s possible it’ll manage to hold its own for a while yet. Sea of Thieves has risen three places from no. 24 to no. 21, thanks to its Seabound Soul update, which added eight new achievements. The update introduces a new Tall Tale quest, where players team up with Captain Pendragon to explore the mysterious ship, The Ashen Dragon. Sea of Thieves also had a recent offer for Twitch Prime players, where linking their accounts to their Sea of Thieves account would get them new cosmetics, emotes, and a purple monkey.

The Outer Worlds continues to fall, this week from no. 19 to no. 23. As we mentioned, single-player games don’t tend to fare as well on our Gameplay Chart, but it’s a shame to see The Outer Worlds fall, particularly since it’s been received so well. ARK remains at no. 25. It recently featured in our article about the 13 quickest game completions from the latest Xbox sales, and perhaps the fact that it’s in Game Pass explains how it manages to remain where it is. Mortal Kombat 11 has re-entered the chart, coming in at no. 37. There’s not a whole lot going on in MK 11 to explain this. Sindel has recently released as a DLC character via early access, with a full release planned for tomorrow, December 3rd. Minecraft: Xbox One Edition’s also reappeared, coming in at no. 38, whilst Ghost Recon Breakpoint has also returned, landing at no. 40. Breakpoint’s just had its first raid, Project Titan, go live in the game, so perhaps that explains the sudden rise.

Looking ahead, there’s a few games and DLCs releasing which might shake up the chart over the next few weeks. One in particular which should make a big impact is the addition of Halo Reach to Halo: The Master Chief Collection on December 3rd. On the same day, the fifth and final episode for Life is Strange 2 will also release, as will Terminator Resistance. Further on in the month we’ll be seeing the Borderlands 3 DLC, along with the console release of Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey and the Return to Jurassic Park DLC for Jurassic World Evolution. There’s also the addition of The Witcher 3 to Game Pass.