Popular Xbox games — July 31st, 2022

Heidi Nicholas - August 1st 2022

Our latest Xbox Gameplay Chart of popular Xbox games sees Fall Guys dethroned as Fortnite reclaims the top spot, while MultiVersus rockets into the top five.

Fall Guys was in the top spot for five weeks after it launched for Xbox, but Fortnite has made its way back to first place. Then there's MultiVersus, which has shot up from 37th to fifth thanks to the launch of its open beta last week. It's likely we'll see MultiVersus rising and falling up the chart as new fighters are added and more players sit down with the game. PowerWash Simulator has fallen out of the top ten to 13th — Xbox Game Pass additions tend to enjoy an initial boost before dropping down the chart, and perhaps people are finishing up with the sim.

Most of the movement down the next ten or 15 places is just from long-appearing titles like Dead by Daylight and Red Dead Redemption 2 moving one or two spaces up or down the chart, but it's quite surprising to see that As Dusk Falls has already dropped 13 places since last week. One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 has re-joined the top 40 at 35th, most likely thanks to its inclusion with the latest Xbox Game Pass Weekly Quests, while just below we see this week's two new appearances: Research and Destroy at 36th (it too was included with those weekly quests) and WWE 2K22 at 37th after it headlined last weekend's Xbox Free Play Days games. Lastly, we have No Man's Sky still clinging on at 40th. This week's disappearances are The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition, Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc Anniversary Edition, and Trek to Yomi.

Let's take a look at the top 40 in full...

Most played games on Xbox (w/e July 31st, 2022)

PositionGamePublisherLast week
1 FortniteEpic Games2
2 Fall GuysEpic Games1
3 Grand Theft Auto VRockstar Games5
4 MinecraftXbox Game Studios3
5 MultiVersusWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment37
6 Call of Duty: Modern WarfareActivision4
7 FIFA 22Electronic Arts7
8 Forza Horizon 5Xbox Game Studios6
9 Apex LegendsElectronic Arts8
10 ROBLOXRoblox10
11 Rocket LeaguePsyonix11
12 Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six SiegeUbisoft13
13 PowerWash SimulatorSquare Enix Collective9
14 Destiny 2Bungie12
15 NBA 2K222K Sports15
16 Halo InfiniteXbox Game Studios14
17 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold WarActivision17
18 Call of Duty: VanguardActivision16
19 Overwatch: Origins EditionBlizzard Entertainment18
20 PUBG: BattlegroundsKRAFTON24
21 Dead by Daylight505 Games20
22 Elden RingBandai Namco Entertainment23
23 Far Cry 5Ubisoft19
24 Sea of ThievesXbox Game Studios25
25 Red Dead Redemption 2Rockstar Games27
26 MLB The Show 22MLB26
27 Madden NFL 22Electronic Arts28
28 Halo: The Master Chief CollectionXbox Game Studios29
29 Watch_Dogs 2Ubisoft22
30 For HonorUbisoft31
31 ARK: Survival EvolvedReverb Publishing30
32 Call of Duty: Black Ops IIIActivision32
33 EA SPORTS UFC 4Electronic Arts33
34 As Dusk FallsXbox Game Studios21
35 ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS 4Bandai Namco EntertainmentRE
36 RESEARCH and DESTROYSpike Chunsoft-
37 WWE 2K222K Games-
38 SMITEHi-Rez Studios35
39 Star Wars Battlefront IIElectronic Arts36
40 No Man's Sky505 Games40
Chart compiled using gameplay data from over 2.9 million active Xbox accounts. Chart information is copyright GameInsights. For details on how the chart is calculated, click here.

Looking ahead, we have the likes of Two Point Campus releasing (which launches straight into Xbox Game Pass) along with Cult of the Lamb, Arcade Paradise, and Destroy All Humans! 2: Reprobed to look forward to. What do you expect to see in the top 40 next? Will Fall Guys reclaim the top spot? Let us know what you think in the comments!