Popular Xbox games — August 6, 2023

Our latest Gameplay Chart of popular Xbox games sees Halo Infinite back in the top 15 while Exoprimal falls and older titles re-join the top 40.

Popular Xbox games — August 6, 2023
Heidi Nicholas

Heidi Nicholas


Modern Warfare 2 continues to hold the top spot on this week's Gameplay Chart of popular Xbox games, with Fortnite clinging grimly on in second and Minecraft heading into third, knocking GTA V down to fourth, and FIFA 23 lands in fifth. Diablo IV continues to fall; it's only dropped one space this week to ninth, but it's almost fallen out of the top ten. It's better news for Halo Infinite, which has climbed up three spaces to 14th, and Halo MCC, which has leapt up seven places to 15th after being included in the latest Xbox Game Pass Weekly Quests. A number of Xbox 360 Call of Duty games saw a huge spike in players after a server fix, but it seems this spike is calming down now, with Black Ops 2 falling four places to 17th. Just below is Exoprimal, which also continues to fall this week, dropping four spots to 19th — perhaps as players start to move onto other Xbox Game Pass titles. Exoprimal is due a number of updates, however, so it's possible we'll see the game climb back up the chart in the future.

Dead by Daylight, meanwhile, has risen by five spots to 20th — Behaviour Interactive says that Dead by Daylight: Alien is "coming soon", so it's likely we'll see this game get a boost up the chart too. The next big change is Tunic re-joining the top 40 at 29th after it too was included in those latest Xbox Game Pass Weekly Quests. Further down, Modern Warfare 2 (2009) has taken a serious tumble, dropping 13 places to 34th while Black Ops likewise falls, sliding down six places to 36th. Then we have this week's sole new appearance with WWE 2K23 at 38th, presumably because of its inclusion with the last Free Play Days games. Wrapping up the top 40, we have two reappearances with Gang Beasts at 39th and Ark: Survival Evolved at 40th.

Looking ahead, we have big launches like Stray and Immortals of Aveum, as well as major Xbox Game Pass additions like The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. What do you expect to see in the top ten next?

Top 40 Xbox Gameplay Chart (w/e August 6, 2023)

PositionGamePublisherLast week
1 iconCall of Duty: Modern Warfare IIActivision1
2 iconFortniteEpic Games2
3 iconMinecraftXbox Game Studios4
4 iconGrand Theft Auto VRockstar Games3
5 iconFIFA 23Electronic Arts5
6 iconTom Clancy's Rainbow Six SiegeUbisoft7
7 iconROBLOXRoblox6
8 iconRocket LeaguePsyonix9
9 iconDiablo IVBlizzard Entertainment8
10 iconApex LegendsElectronic Arts11
11 iconForza Horizon 5Xbox Game Studios10
12 iconOverwatch 2Blizzard Entertainment12
13 iconDestiny 2Bungie14
14 iconHalo InfiniteXbox Game Studios17
15 iconHalo: The Master Chief CollectionXbox Game Studios22
16 iconNBA 2K232K Sports16
17 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops IIActivision13
18 iconRed Dead Redemption 2Rockstar Games19
19 iconExoprimalCapcom Entertainment15
20 iconDead by Daylight505 Games25
21 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops IIIActivision18
22 iconMadden NFL 23Electronic Arts24
23 iconFall GuysEpic Games20
24 iconBattlefield 2042Electronic Arts28
25 iconMLB The Show 23MLB27
26 iconRemnant IIGearbox Publishing33
27 iconSea of ThievesXbox Game Studios26
28 iconEA SPORTS UFC 4Electronic Arts29
29 iconTUNICFinjiRE
30 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops Cold WarActivision31
31 iconPUBG: BattlegroundsKRAFTON32
32 iconFor HonorUbisoft34
33 iconMortal Kombat 11Warner Bros. Games35
34 iconCall of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009)Activision21
35 iconThe Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special EditionBethesda Softworks38
36 iconCall of Duty: Black OpsActivision30
37 iconElden RingBandai Namco Entertainment39
38 iconWWE 2K232K Games-
39 iconGang BeastsDouble FineRE
40 iconARK: Survival EvolvedReverb PublishingRE
Chart compiled using gameplay data from over 2.4 million active Xbox accounts. Chart information is copyright GameInsights. For details on how the chart is calculated, click here.
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Heidi tends to lean towards indie games, RPGs, and open-world games on Xbox, and when not playing Disney Dreamlight Valley, happily installs every new wholesome game that appears on Xbox Game Pass, before diving back into favorites like The Witcher 3. She's looking forward to Age of Mythology Retold, Everwild, Fable, and Avowed on the Xbox horizon. Heidi graduated with an MA in English Literature before joining the TrueAchievements team.
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