The F2P title hit some impressive numbers right out of the gate.
Call of Duty: Warzone

The newly released Call of Duty: Warzone is already off to a fairly strong start. This new release came out this past Tuesday, March 13 across the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Warzone is a completely free download to everyone, but does feature progression and content cross-over with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. As it's completely free to everyone to try out, it should come as no surprise that the game managed to pull in over 6 million players in its very first day.

Really, the biggest barrier to entry would be that massive 83-101GB download sizes. The sizes obviously differ depending on what platform you're playing on, but that's still a lot to download. You potentially have bandwidth caps in place depending on your Internet service provider. You may not have enough room on your storage devices for the download. Thankfully, those download sizes are also scaled way back to around 18-22GB in size if you already have Modern Warfare installed.

Even with that hurdle, people have flocked to the Warzone. The Call of Duty Twitter account made the proud announcement a couple of days ago. Our apologies for missing this until today.

Over the past couple of days, my friends and I tried out Warzone for ourselves and it seems to be a winner. Now, we haven't tried the actual Battle Royale mode yet. We've all been feeling some battle royale fatigue for a while after gorging ourselves on PUBG, the battle royale mode in Battlefield V for a bit, and even Apex Legends. With how life is for a lot of people right now, getting the anxiety surging in a sweaty game type like battle royale just didn't sound too appealing at the moment.

Now, the Plunder game type is another matter entirely. This feels like a far more casual gameplay experience, no doubt helped greatly by the fact that there are respawns. There is still a desire to win but encountering enemies is no longer this butt clenching experience. Of course, if you die you do lose some of the money you were carrying, but it's really not been a massive deal. It's a game and a game type that we all seem to agree that we will most certainly be returning to every so often.

If you were hesitant to try out Warzone because the idea of playing another battle royale doesn't appeal to you, then at least give the Plunder mode a try. It may end up surprising you as it did my friends and I.