A wave of nostalgia is sweeping through Xbox as old Call of Duty games experience a revival. The Call of Duty series has remained a steadfast presence in the gaming industry for the past two decades. It released a new installment every holiday season. With a diverse range of games spanning different eras and settings. Players have their own preferences when it comes to their favorite Call of Duty experiences. Activision has successfully ensured variety within the franchise’s familiar formula.
However, many beloved entries had become virtually unplayable in recent times. Although most Call of Duty titles from the Xbox 360 era were made backward compatible with Xbox One and subsequently Xbox Series X, the multiplayer experience was plagued by server issues. Fortunately, Activision addressed these problems earlier this week, leading to a resurgence of players diving back into these games. Astonishingly, CoD: Modern Warfare 3, a game from 2011, currently boasts nearly 70,000 active players on Xbox, while CoD: Black Ops has surpassed 100,000. These player counts exceed the current numbers for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2022) on Steam, signaling a remarkable return to and revitalization of these previously abandoned titles. Additionally, Xbox has offered discounts on the Call of Duty franchise, enabling players to purchase these older games for approximately $10 to $15.
Currently, there is an impressive player count of 69,000 in Modern Warfare 3 alone.
The reasons behind the previous difficulties in fixing these games remain unclear. Nevertheless, the demand for their restoration has been evident, and players are now actively enjoying these titles. It is likely that the ongoing progress is related to the Activision deal. The deal has been approved in the United States, even though it has yet to be finalized.