PlayStation Gameplay Chart: Battlefield 2042 returns and eFootball mounts comeback

By Kes Eylers-Stephenson,
Players have come back to two of last year's biggest disappointments this week: Battlefield 2042 and eFootball. Here is the top 40 PlayStation Gameplay Chart for the week ending April 24th, 2022.

PositionGamePublisherLast week
1 iconElden RingBandai Namco Entertainment1
2 iconFortniteEpic Games2
3 iconFIFA 22Electronic Arts4
4 iconGrand Theft Auto VRockstar Games3
5 iconCall of Duty: Modern WarfareActivision5
6 iconApex LegendsElectronic Arts8
7 iconHorizon Forbidden WestSony Interactive Entertainment6
8 iconGran Turismo 7Sony Interactive Entertainment9
9 iconRocket LeaguePsyonix10
10 iconMinecraftMojang Studios12
11 iconLEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker SagaWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment11
12 iconSpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - RehydratedTHQ Nordic7
13 iconDestiny 2Activision13
14 iconGenshin ImpactmiHoYo16
15 iconCall of Duty: VanguardSony Interactive Entertainment15
16 iconTiny Tina's Wonderlands2K Games18
17 iconFall Guys: Ultimate Knockout (2020)Devolver Digital14
18 iconTom Clancy's Rainbow Six SiegeUbisoft19
19 iconOverwatch: Origins EditionBlizzard Entertainment20
20 iconGhost of TsushimaSony Interactive Entertainment17
21 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops Cold WarActivision22
22 iconDead by Daylight 1/23goo23
23 iconSlay the SpireHumble Games21
24 iconNBA 2K222K Sports25
25 iconCyberpunk 2077CD Projekt26
26 iconRed Dead Redemption 2Rockstar Games27
27 iconAssassin's Creed ValhallaUbisoft30
28 iconWWE 2K222K Games31
29 iconEA SPORTS UFC 4Electronic Arts28
30 iconFinal Fantasy XIV: A Realm RebornSquare Enix38
31 iconBattlefield 2042Electronic ArtsRE
32 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops IIIActivision33
33 iconeFootball 2022Konami Digital Entertainment34
34 iconYu-Gi-Oh! Master DuelKonami Digital Entertainment35
35 iconTeam Sonic RacingSEGA29
36 iconHood: Outlaws & LegendsFocus Entertainment24
37 iconBloodborneSony Computer Entertainment32
38 iconMarvel's Spider-ManSony Interactive Entertainment37
39 iconDying Light 2: Stay HumanTechland Publishing36
40 iconF1 2021Electronic Arts39
Chart compiled using gameplay data from over 803,000 active PlayStation accounts. Chart information is copyright TrueGaming Network.
The top ten has cemented itself in place over the last few weeks, with the only notable mention being the slight slip for Horizon Forbidden West from sixth to seventh, despite only losing 2.6% of players since last week. The cause for its fall is actually Apex Legends which gained two places with a 17.7% increase in players.

The major point of interest at the top of the chart actually stems from the very bottom with the rejuvenation of two games that both have rivals in the top ten. The first pairing of games is Battlefield 2042 in 31st and Call of Duty: Vanguard in 15th. Battlefield 2042 came out last year to high expectations, but the only thing high about it was the speed at which players stopped playing. With the release of the latest update, there has been a 42.5% increase in players and a ten-place raise. Meanwhile, Call of Duty: Vanguard remains stuck in that 12th spot unable to gain any traction on Warzone in fifth. Vanguard has performed 116% better this week than the resurgent Battlefield, so it isn't yet much of a contest.

Likewise, the free to play eFootball has had a 1.00 release which has — in two weeks on the market — got it to 33rd. Previous to the update, it had been performing worse than its paid-for predecessor, eFootball PES 2021. As a season update with no gameplay changes from PES 2020, eFootball might as well be a national league side if it can't beat out PES 2021. Since then, the 1.0 release has boosted player counts by just over 4.5x the amount (or 351.9%). Konami will undoubtedly be pleased with the result, but look enviously at FIFA 22 which EA charged for and currently has 82.1% more players than football right now having gained a single place in the last week. That being said, eFootball didn't manage a spot on this week's Xbox Gameplay Chart.

Perhaps most interestingly across the rest of the list, the PlayStation Plus monthly games for April have really begun the slide away from the limelight. Spongebob drops from 7th to 12th losing 27.7% of players since last week. Slay the Spire has only dropped two places to 23rd and shed 4.9% of players — high retention indeed. Meanwhile, Hood: Outlaws and Legends just can't get a hold as it has 12 places stolen as it drops to 16th and leaves 29.1% of its players from last week in the Sheriff's jail cells.

That's our picks from this week's gameplay chart! Let us know what you think of the list, and of course, let us know if you want us to find a game for you! See you down there.
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.