Anthem Falls Off Microsoft's Most Played List, Losing to Games Like Borderlands 2 and Fallout 76

Anthem has gone dormant, and the player numbers reflect that.

Anthem is quiet right now. Too quiet, considering there's not been a peep out of the Anthem Twitter account in a month. The lack of updates coincides with Anthem falling off Microsoft's most-played games list on Xbox One.

Microsoft tracks the most played games on Xbox One and while there's no specific player count numbers, the fact that Anthem isn't in the top 49 is a bad omen. For example, games like Borderlands 2, Fallout 76, and The Golf Club 2019 featuring PGA Tour are both on the list.

There's a chance that Anthem is just hovering below Battlefield 1 (which is in 49th place on the list), but that's not much consolation. According to online trackers, Battlefield 1 on Xbox One currently boasts 6,700 players. Seven hours ago, there was 2,400 players on Xbox One and Anthem still didn't beat that.

That would put Anthem's Xbox One playerbase at below 2.4k. If we assumed a similar or even higher player count across all three platforms at minimum, that's about seven thousand players.

Similarly, the Anthem Twitter account has remained dormant ever since BioWare announced that it would be delaying big content updates to better improve foundational gameplay elements like balance, quality of life, and loot drops.

This brings to mind the struggle Valve has had with its digital card game Artifact, which thanks to Steam's own analytics tools, we've able to see has continuous low engagement. Anthem is a bit more difficult to pinpoint data on exactly since EA doesn't share those numbers. But like Anthem, Artifact too went underground as developers promised to work on more foundational improvements.

We'll hopefully get an update about Anthem at EA Play during E3 this year, but EA said previously it was reducing its overall presence for 2019. For EA Play, EA has only mentioned Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and Apex Legends making appearances, with its annual sports titles expected to appear too. Check out our Anthem guide for more on BioWare's online shooter.

Tagged with Action Adventure, Bioware, News, Xbox One.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Read this next

The Developers Who Never Gave Up

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Stories of ongoing or aspiring success from studios big and small that had rough starts on games such as Fallout 76, No Man's Sky, and Anthem.

After a Rough Fiscal 2019, EA Executives Give Up Their Bonuses

After struggling with Anthem and Apex Legends, EA's top execs lose their bonuses.

Anthem's Cataclysm is a Storm of Negative Opinions During Testing

Anthem still has problems and the long-awaited Cataclysm doesn't seem to be fixing them.

BioWare Reveals Highly Anticipated Score-Based Cataclysm Event

The eight-week event brings some welcome loot changes as well.

Anthem is Noticeably Absent From EA Play's Stream Lineup [Update]

Looks like BioWare is getting out their news ahead of the big show.

Why 2019 Has Thus Far Been an Underwhelming Year for Games

After being spoiled for two solid years, we've hit a major lull. Will it get better in the second half?

More News

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Snags The Headliner Spot At Evo 2019

Street Fighter will be a little bit earlier this year.

Mega Man X is Back!...On Mobile

No, it's not Mega Man X9 (yet), but at least you get to play as Cinnamon.

More on Xbox One

Stardew Valley Fish Guide

Fishing is one of the best ways to make money in Stardew Valley. Here’s all of the info you need to know.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare Release Date - Platforms, DLC

Call of Duty Modern Warfare is a re-imagining of the 2007 classic. Here’s what you need to know.

NBA 2K20 Top Shooters - Best Shooters, Highest Shot Rating

If you want to put together a great team in NBA 2K20, you’ll need great shooters. Here are the best Shooters in NBA 2K20.

NBA 2K20 Ratings - All the Best NBA 2K20 Player Ratings We Know So Far

The player rating for NBA 2K20 have started to be revealed. Here’s what we know so far.

Fortnite Season 10 Start Date - Mecha Versus Monster Battle, When Does Season 10 in Fortnite Start?

Fortnite is set to change once again. Here’s what we know about Fortnite Season 10 so far, including a start date, and more.

Another Blizzard Co-Founder Is Leaving After Almost 30 Years With The Company

Only one of the original co-founders is left now.

More Action Adventure Games

"Eventually, All of Our Games Will Be Safely in the Cloud Too and We'll Feel Great About It"

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Google responds to legitimate concerns about Stadia by talking to would-be customers like they are toddlers.

New Switch Joy-Con Colors are Coming but Fans Wonder if Nintendo's Fixed the Notorious "Joy-Con Drift"

Joy-Cons are like cars in racing anime: They're snazzy and they're good at drifting.