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Activision announced as part of its earnings report that 2020 was the biggest year for Call of Duty in the franchise’s history, thanks in part to the free-to-play games Call of Duty: Warzone and Call of Duty Mobile, as well as Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.
The CoD franchise had more than 100 million monthly active players during 2020, and this helped drive new records for revenue. For the year, net bookings across the entire CoD franchise amounted to nearly double that of 2019. During an earnings call, CEO Bobby Kotick said Call of Duty had 250 million players in 2020.
Activision also revealed that the Call of Duty franchise has now generated an incredible $27 billion since it started in 2003 across all platforms and entries to become one of the most successful franchises across all of media.