Warzone’ overtakes ‘Fortnite’ as most popular free-to-play game in survey of 9,800 teens

Move over “Fortnite,” Activision Blizzard’s (ATVI) “Call of Duty: Warzone” is now the most played free-to-play game among teens, according to a new Piper Sandler survey. The Taking Stock with Teens survey, which draws its conclusions from 9,800 teen respondents in the U.S., found that interest in “Fortnite” has fallen slightly, while “Call of Duty” has skyrocketed.

The news is sure to be welcome for Activision Blizzard, which blew away analysts’ expectations in its Q2 2020 earnings report on the strength of “Call of Duty’s” performance.

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Epic Games, the developer and publisher of “Fortnite,” meanwhile is also contending with what could be a lengthy legal battle with Apple (AAPL) over commission fees the iPhone maker collects on sales made through apps downloaded through its App Store.

'Call of Duty: Warzone' is now more popular among teens than 'Fortnite,' according to a new survey by Piper Sandler. (Image: Activision Blizzard)
‘Call of Duty: Warzone’ is now more popular among teens than ‘Fortnite,’ according to a new survey by Piper Sandler. (Image:
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Modern Warfare’ And ‘Warzone’ In Season 6

Season 6 of Modern Warfare and Warzone is almost upon us. You have hours—not days—to wrap up the Season 5 Battle Pass.

Season 6 could be the last season for Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare before the launch of Call Of Duty: Black Ops, but Warzone will keep on going strong with a new Black Ops coat of paint. It’s also possible that we’ll get one more Modern Warfare season and that Cold War’s first season won’t start until weeks after the game’s launch, a scenario that I would prefer. Then again, I still think Cold War should have been pushed back to 2021.

We shall see.

For now,

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Players Can Wipe Out Entire Squad Using C4 In New ‘Warzone’ Glitch

KEY POINTS

  • A “Warzone” glitch makes a driver and their vehicle invisible while using C4
  • The trick was the opposite of a bug reported last month where players cannot use the explosive
  • A similar bug was reported in July where players used claymore to deal damage to opposing squads

A recent “Call of Duty: Warzone” glitch was recently discovered by a Reddit user where players can easily wipe out an entire squad using a block of C4.

It’s not unusual for games like “Warzone” to have bugs in their system. There are times, however, that glitches, especially when they are heavily exploited by players, can use these to their advantage and gain an upper hand.

The C4 hiccup posted on a CODWarzone subreddit by user DarkOcf is the opposite of a familiar problem reported last month when battle royale players were unable to use the explosive. A video was posted

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