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Call of Duty's daily revenue is insane

Since its launch back in March, Call of Duty: Warzone has proven to be something of a divisive game. Some people, like Twitch streamer Dr Disrespect, have pointed out that the game has more than a few issues that need to be fixed. 

However, Warzone has already attracted a huge number of fans who are invested in the game and its many secrets. Gamers are enjoying figuring out what the deal is with the excitable birds all over the map, as well as how it's possible to kill someone with a truck while they're inside a building. As the game's popularity has grown, high profile streamers like Ninja have suggested that other games could stand to learn a thing or two from Warzone.

However, a recent study from SlottyVegas has revealed just how popular the Call of Duty franchise has become, with Warzone leading the pack. SlottyVegas has researched the amount of money being spent daily in some of the industry's most popular games. Through this, SlottyVegas has been able to boil down each game's revenue stream pretty much to the minute. The results are nothing short of astonishing, as revealed in a press release from SlottyVegas (via GameByte). 

In the press release, SlottyVegas stated, "We can exclusively reveal that Call Of Duty is making a staggering £2.4 million per day from physical purchases and online transactions."

To put this in perspective, SlottyVegas continued, "That's just over £1,600 per minute. During the past 80 days of lockdown, Call Of Duty has earned £194,204,059.15, helped in large part by its Battle Royale offshoot, Warzone."

When converted to USD, Call of Duty is bringing in right around $3 million dollars a day. In other words, thanks to the continuing social distancing restrictions in the face of COVID-19, more Call of Duty players are staying inside than ever before, and they're all playing at the same time. Not only that, but the hype from the still-recent release of Warzone has led to many of these excited gamers opening their wallets.

Call of Duty isn't the only franchise or gaming institution to see a significant bump in recent months. Steam has set a few records for the largest number of concurrent users during lockdowns. When the Epic Games Store recently offered Grand Theft Auto 5 for free, the demand was so intense and so immediate that the Epic Games Store broke from all of the people using it at once. It was also recently reported that Fortnite's mobile version had surpassed $1 billion in revenue, with nearly a full million of that coming from the Google Play Store release of the game within just a month. In other words, people are gaming (and paying to game) at a seemingly higher rate than ever before.

It's worth noting that the microtransactions in Call of Duty: Warzone work slightly different from those seen in other games like it. Warzone's microtransactions are pretty much the same as those seen in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. In an effort to move away from feeling like too much of a "pay to win" option, Warzone allows players to purchase cosmetic items and Battle Passes. These Battle Passes unlock new cosmetics and other fun features inside the game, although it has been noticed that purchasing the Battle Pass Upgrades outright can detract from some of the fun grinding that can be done to improve your arsenal.

It also hasn't entirely dissuaded people from believing that the game can be "pay to win" at times. In fact, one player recently proved just that when he camped out by one of Warzone's Buy Stations and simply bought one gas mask after another. As the match-ending gas cloud closed in, this Warzone gamer sat breathing clean and filtered air while all of his opponents dropped around him. Some have taken issue with this strategy, while others have said it is valid because the player in question earned the money necessary for those masks during the match proper. Still, the Battle Pass system has been much more well-received than the controversial loot boxes of EA's Star Wars: Battlefront 2.

Regardless of these little wrinkles, it appears as though Warzone is popular enough that its players are making up a good chunk of the Call of Duty brand's revenue. With all of the new content being launched for Modern Warfare and Warzone, it is a good bet that these numbers will only be increasing. Not only that, but the continued leaks and rumors supporting the secret development of Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War appear to be heating up. 

With all of that hype building behind the Call of Duty franchise, you can be sure that fans will continue to fork over their cash to get the most out of their favorite franchise.