Xbox Gameplay Chart: free-to-play fantasy game Spellbreak launches into the top 20

Xbox Gameplay Chart: free-to-play fantasy game Spellbreak launches into the top 20

By Heidi Nicholas, 14 Sep 2020
We're well into the second half of 2020 (how?!) and Modern Warfare still reigns supreme at the top spot of our Xbox Gameplay Chart — the same space it's held since it booted Fortnite off the number 1 spot back in March. The top ten of our latest Xbox Gameplay Chart is hanging on as grimly as ever, but further down we see more movement with reentries, a lot of shuffling about, and one debut appearance. Spellbreak, the free-to-play fantasy game which brings spellcasting to battle royale, has launched into our latest Xbox Gameplay Chart and landed at number 18. Here is the top 40 Xbox Gameplay Chart for the week ending 13 September 2020.

PositionGamePublisherLast week
1 of Duty: Modern WarfareActivision1
2 Games2
3 Studios3
4 Theft Auto VRockstar4
5 Clancy's Rainbow Six SiegeUbisoft5
6 LegendsElectronic Arts6
7 LeaguePsyonix7
8 Corporation8
9 20Electronic Arts9
10 2Activision11
11 Horizon 4Microsoft Studios10
12 2K2116
13 Dead Redemption 2Rockstar13
14 Origins EditionBlizzard Entertainment15
15 The Master Chief CollectionMicrosoft Studios14
16's AvengersSquare Enix17
17 NFL 21Electronic Arts18
18, Inc.-
19 Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 221
20 of ThievesMicrosoft Studios23
21 5Xbox Game Studios20
22 by DaylightStarbreeze24
23 2K202K Sports12
24 Survival EvolvedReverb Publishing22
25 of Duty: Black Ops IIIActivision25
26 32K GamesRE
27 of Duty: Black Ops 4Activision29
28 Studios27
29's BattlegroundsMicrosoft28
30 DungeonsXbox Game StudiosRE
31 Clancy's The DivisionUbisoft31
32 HonorUbisoft30
33 - Game Preview19
34 Evil 7: BiohazardCapcom Entertainment Inc.34
35 Extremes33
36 5: GuardiansMicrosoft Studios36
37 of Duty: Black Ops IIActivision38
38 Clancy's The Division 2UbisoftRE
39 Wars Battlefront IIElectronic Arts37
40 76Bethesda Softworks39
Chart compiled using gameplay data from over 2.5 million active Xbox accounts. Chart information is copyright TrueGaming Network. For details on how the chart is calculated, click here.

Spellbreak launched just a few weeks ago, and according to the developers, garnered two million players in just the first five days, so it's no surprise to see it already in the charts. It'll be interesting to see how long it stays and how it fares over the next few weeks — have you been playing Spellbreak? Will you be playing it for a while?

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 is also doing well following launch, and has already moved up two spaces to number 19. By all accounts, it's a fantastic remake — if you haven't tried it yet or are still feeling a little undecided, check out Luke's Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 review where he says it's a "shining example of how to do a remake properly." Sea of Thieves has also hopped up a couple spaces, coming in to land at number 20. The game had another big content update recently, with three new achievements, a new voyage, and the arrival of dogs into the Pirate Emporium. The achievements (and maybe the canine companions) most likely explain the game's sudden boost.

Dead by Daylight has risen by two spaces to number 22. Dead by Daylight has also had some new achievements with Descend Beyond, which launched last week and added in a new killer and survivor.

A little further down, Borderlands 3 has rejoined the chart at number 26 following the launch of the Psycho Krieg and the Fantastic Fustercluck DLC, which adds in seven new achievements. Minecraft Dungeons has also rejoined the chart, this time at number 30, and again due to more new achievements. The Creeping Winter DLC launched last week with five new achievements, but the devs also took the opportunity to add the five achievements for the game's previous Jungle Awakens DLC, bringing ten new achievements to the game overall.

Grounded has taken a bit of a tumble this week, falling 14 places to number 33. Grounded is still in game preview and won't have achievements until later, so it's likely we'll see a lot more Grounded players when the game launches in full. A little further down, The Division 2 has rejoined the chart at number 38, most likely as players start gearing up for next week's big update. The Summit adds a 100-floor skyscraper to The Division 2, with boss fights at every 10th level and a different experience each climb.

This week's four disappearances are NBA 2K21 Demo, Tell Me Why, Hyper Scape, and Wasteland 3. Looking ahead, we've got some big releases like Crysis Remastered, Mafia: Definitive Edition, and Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition Complete. We've also got some big Xbox Game Pass additions, and the arrival of EA Play for Xbox Game Pass later this year. What do you think will be next into the top ten? Let us know what you think in the comments!
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've just finished studying a Masters in English Literature, but I've been obsessed with gaming since long before then. I began on the PS2 with Spyro, before graduating to the Xbox 360 and disappearing into Skyrim. I'm now a loyal RPG fan, but I still like to explore other genres — when I'm not playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, or being lured back into Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3!