Call of Duty games got their start on PC over 11 years ago when Infinity Ward released Call of Duty 1. Ever since then, we’ve seen a new Call of Duty release every year, with each game always beating the last title in player count, number sales, and more. This year, that seems to have been reversed, especially for PC platform players.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Treyarch’s 2012 release, has twice as many players than Call of Duty: Ghosts, which released just 7 months ago. According to PCGamesN, Black Ops 2’s peak number is 9,040 players, while Call of Duty: Ghosts is at a mere 4,574 players today.
However, it doesn’t stop there. Modern Warfare 2 and Modern Warfare 3 both peaked higher than Call of Duty: Ghosts at many times. Modern Warfare 2 has 4,718 players and Modern Warfare 3 has 6,253 players at the last time of checking, according to PCGamesN.
Many fans have noted the performance issues within the PC version of Call of Duty: Ghosts, with many saying Black Ops 2’s optimization for PC was dramatically better.