PlayStation Gameplay Chart: Call of Duty: Vanguard immediately enters the Top 10

By Kes Eylers-Stephenson,
Call of Duty: Vanguard is immediately shooting its way into the top ten, while the PlayStation Plus games have arrived in an odd order. Here is the top 40 PlayStation Gameplay Chart for the week ending November 7th, 2021.

PositionGamePublisherLast week
1 iconCall of Duty: Modern WarfareActivision1
2 iconFIFA 22Electronic Arts3
3 iconFortniteEpic Games2
4 iconApex LegendsElectronic Arts6
5 iconGrand Theft Auto VRockstar Games4
6 iconCall of Duty: VanguardSony Interactive Entertainment-
7 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops Cold WarActivision5
8 iconRocket LeaguePsyonix7
9 iconGenshin ImpactmiHoYo10
10 iconKingdoms of Amalur: Re-ReckoningElectronic Arts-
11 iconFar Cry 6Ubisoft8
12 iconFirst Class TroubleVersus Evil-
13 iconDestiny 2Activision9
14 iconMinecraftMojang Studios11
15 iconKnockout CityElectronic ArtsRE
16 iconRed Dead Redemption 2Rockstar Games12
17 iconDead by Daylight 1/23goo13
18 iconMarvel's Guardians of the GalaxySquare Enix16
19 iconOverwatch: Origins EditionBlizzard Entertainment14
20 iconTom Clancy's Rainbow Six SiegeUbisoft15
21 iconGhost of TsushimaSony Interactive Entertainment18
22 iconNBA 2K222K Sports17
23 iconFall Guys: Ultimate KnockoutDevolver Digital19
24 iconAssassin's Creed ValhallaUbisoft22
25 iconFIFA 21Electronic Arts21
26 iconFinal Fantasy XIV: A Realm RebornSquare Enix25
27 iconDiablo II: ResurrectedBlizzard EntertainmentRE
28 iconBack 4 BloodWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment20
29 iconPGA TOUR 2K212K Games23
30 iconMortal Kombat XWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment24
31 iconBattlefield VElectronic Arts26
32 iconThe Last of Us Part IISony Interactive Entertainment27
33 iconMarvel's Spider-ManSony Interactive Entertainment28
34 iconGod of WarSony Interactive Entertainment29
35 iconWarframeDigital Extremes35
36 iconGran Turismo SportSony Computer Entertainment31
37 iconMarvel's Spider-Man: Miles MoralesSony Interactive Entertainment33
38 iconMadden NFL 22Electronic Arts32
39 iconBloodborneSony Computer EntertainmentRE
40 iconTom Clancy's Ghost Recon BreakpointUbisoft-
Chart compiled using gameplay data from over 848,000 active PlayStation accounts. Chart information is copyright TrueGaming Network.
Let's start with the obvious, Call of Duty: Vanguard has blitzed its way into 6th, pushing Far Cry 6 out of the top ten. With three days on the market, Vanguard has outpaced the high-install base of Cold War, and is only behind Modern Warfare. However, the Modern Warfare number is the number of Warzone players, so we can't see that particular title slipping away from the top. We will be able to give you more specific numbers next week, but it looks like this is currently the most-played PS5 game.

Also entering the top ten — this time at the expense of Destiny 2 — is the first of the PlayStation Plus games, Kingdoms of Alamur: Re-Reckoning. Now, this oft-forgotten RPG definitely deserves some time in the light, no doubt. However, we are quite surprised to see it top the three main PS Plus offerings of the month given that it is a single-player game. Normally, we see multiplayer games come out on top, and both First Class Trouble (12th) and Knockout City (15th) are both multiplayer offerings. Having three PS+ games show up in the top 15 is not unusual, but we feel like these latter two have room to grow as word spreads about them. Particularly in the case of the surprisingly very, very fun Knockout City, which might just keep wrigging upwards like Battlefield V managed to do when that was on PS+. It is worth noting that these latter two games are PS4 and PS5 games, but both have total player counts that are a rough 50/50 split. The PS5 is on the up!

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy has dropped two positions into 18th. However, if you consider that you have Vanguard, First Class Trouble, Kingdoms of Amalur, and Knockout City entering the chart above it, there isn't really much of a slip at all. In fact, given those four new entries, it is two places above the expected result with 80% of the total player count playing on PS5. Other major wins on the list come for Diablo II: Resurrected (27th), Bloodborne (39th), and Ghost Recon: Breakpoint (40th). All three come onto the list after time out of it, which is especially surprising in the case of Diablo given the beloved nature of the IP. However, all three charts were low-down on the list which would suggest they were common sale fodder or picked back up after being sidelined.

The continued absence of Riders Republic is absolutely mindboggling. It is currently down in 61st on our charts, suggesting that it would have a lot of ground to ride over in order to even scrape the top 40. Again, though, this feels like a Christmas 'boom' title, so we will see how it fairs in January.

So, that does it for this week on the chart! What did you all think? Anything sticking out to you? We always try and include the pithiest of comments, so let us know your thoughts down below!
Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Written by Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Associate Editor Kes is our resident expert in PlayStation news. He writes about upcoming exclusives like The Last of Us and God of War, PS Plus and PS Studios news, and his favourite games — The Witcher 3, Assassin’s Creed, and The Outer Wilds — before an evening swim.