PlayStation Gameplay Chart: Battlefield storms top five, Vanguard holds its ground on top

By Luke Albigés,
Call of Duty: Vanguard is still on top, but as Modern Warfare and Black Ops Cold War fall off, Battlefield 2042 marches onwards and upwards into the top five on this week's PlayStation Gameplay Chart. Here is the full top 40 chart for the week ending November 21st, 2021.

PositionGamePublisherLast week
1 iconCall of Duty: VanguardSony Interactive Entertainment1
2 iconFortniteEpic Games4
3 iconFIFA 22Electronic Arts3
4 iconCall of Duty: Modern WarfareActivision2
5 iconBattlefield 2042Electronic Arts11
6 iconGrand Theft Auto VRockstar Games6
7 iconApex LegendsElectronic Arts5
8 iconRocket LeaguePsyonix7
9 iconGenshin ImpactmiHoYo9
10 iconMinecraftMojang Studios10
11 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops Cold WarActivision8
12 iconDestiny 2Activision12
13 iconFar Cry 6Ubisoft13
14 iconRed Dead Redemption 2Rockstar Games16
15 iconDead by Daylight 1/23goo18
16 iconThe Elder Scrolls V: SkyrimBethesda Softworks17
17 iconTom Clancy's Rainbow Six SiegeUbisoft20
18 iconAssassin's Creed ValhallaUbisoft19
19 iconOverwatch: Origins EditionBlizzard Entertainment21
20 iconKingdoms of Amalur: Re-ReckoningElectronic Arts14
21 iconGhost of TsushimaSony Interactive Entertainment23
22 iconNBA 2K222K Sports24
23 iconMarvel's Guardians of the GalaxySquare Enix25
24 iconFall Guys: Ultimate KnockoutDevolver Digital26
25 iconFirst Class TroubleVersus Evil15
26 iconFIFA 21Electronic Arts27
27 iconFinal Fantasy XIVSquare Enix28
28 iconKnockout CityElectronic Arts22
29 iconMarvel's Spider-ManSony Interactive Entertainment32
30 iconGrand Theft Auto San AndreasRockstar Games29
31 iconDiablo II: ResurrectedBlizzard Entertainment30
32 iconWarframeDigital Extremes38
33 iconBloodborneSony Computer Entertainment35
34 iconMarvel's Spider-Man: Miles MoralesSony Interactive EntertainmentRE
35 iconDark Souls IIIBandai Namco Entertainment40
36 iconThe Last of Us Part IISony Interactive Entertainment36
37 iconBattlefield VElectronic Arts33
38 iconMadden NFL 22Electronic ArtsRE
39 iconDemon's SoulsAtlusRE
40 iconOutridersSquare EnixRE
Chart compiled using gameplay data from over 1.1 million active PlayStation accounts. Chart information is copyright TrueGaming Network.
Even though Vanguard refuses to budge from the top spot, there's still been a surprising amount of activity in the top ten this week. Fortnite and Modern Warfare trade places around a static FIFA 22, while Apex Legends and Rocket League both take a bit of a hit in order for Battlefield 2042 to charge up six places into fifth. This reshuffle bumps Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War out of the top ten for just the second time since it launched, with Minecraft just blocking the tenth place slot with a couple of hundred more players.

As we approach the end of the month, interest in the November PS Plus games seems to be waning, too. All three of the main games tumble — both Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning and Knockout City drop six places to 20th and 28th respectively, while First Class Trouble plummets ten places to 25th — and the extra PS VR freebies don't even grace the top 150, let alone the top 40. Even the mighty GTA takes a hit this week, and while GTA V isn't going anywhere and San Andreas sticks around this week, it's the only one of the three new remasters to do so. PS Now newcomer Grand Theft Auto III bows out of the top 40 after just one week on the chart, and Vice City freefalls 13 places to 50th. Wasted.

Back 4 Blood is another casualty this week, dropping out of the top 40 after five weeks of shambling around the bottom half of the chart. Conversely, over on TA, the co-op shooter still clings to life in the top 20, having even spent two weeks at number one, likely thanks to being included with Xbox Game Pass. Meanwhile, Final Fantasy XIV begins its ascent as fans return to the wildly popular MMO to prepare for the Endwalker expansion, which launches next Friday in early access for those who preorder — expect to see FFXIV get a healthy boost over the next month or so at least, as it sounds as though Endwalker will be loaded with fresh content. Also on the up is the Souls series: Bloodborne, Dark Souls III, and Demon's Souls all level up this week apropos of seemingly nothing. Still, welcome returns one and all!

Things are beginning to wind down in terms of major new releases, with the highlight of this week's launch list being the exceptional Death's Door, so next week's list may end up somewhat unchanged, although new Plus games and Endwalker should help mix things up the following week. Do you think Black Ops Cold War will bounce back? How high will FFXIV manage to climb when Endwalker drops? Let us know your thoughts below!
Luke Albigés
Written by Luke Albigés
Hey, I'm Luke! I've been playing games since way back in the 8-bit days, and have spent the last 15+ years writing and talking about them professionally for anyone and everyone who would let me. Monster Hunter fanatic, wearer of many fine hats, and always up for a raid.