Popular Xbox games — August 8th, 2022

By Luke Albigés,

Our latest Xbox Gameplay Chart sees Fall Guys take a bit of a stumble while MultiVersus holds steady in the top five, and Ghost Recon Wildlands hits the top 20 after joining Xbox Game Pass.

Fall Guys had a great five-week run in the top spot after its cross-platform free-to-play relaunch, but we're seeing the beans take another hit this week to drop down to fourth place. Actual player count hasn't fallen off too much at all compared to last week's numbers, so this is more telling of just how stiff competition is at the top here, with just a few thousand players separating the big numbers of the top flight. MultiVersus, meanwhile, can't be knocked out of fifth and boasts even more players this week than last, which is promising for when its first season begins soon. Just below, there's not a whole lot of movement other than Forza Horizon 5 hitting the brakes a little, presumably showing that more people are finishing up the Hot Wheels expansion and parking the game until the next DLC arrives.

The biggest movers and shakers further down the list show three solid wins for Ubisoft. Ghost Recon Wildlands manages to find its way into the top 20 after its surprise addition to Xbox Game Pass last week, Far Cry 6 returns after its Free Play Days appearance over the weekend (landing right next to Far Cry 5, in fact), and Assassin's Creed Origins sneaks back onto the chart thanks to a related Game Pass Quest. This week's casualties are Star Wars Battlefront II, No Man's Sky, WWE 2K22, One Piece Pirate Warriors 4, Research and Destroy, and As Dusk Falls, which tumbles well off the chart in just its third week.

Here is the top 40 Xbox Gameplay Chart for the week ending August 7th, 2022.

Most played games on Xbox (w/e August 7th, 2022)

PositionGamePublisherLast week
1 iconFortniteEpic Games1
2 iconGrand Theft Auto VRockstar Games3
3 iconMinecraftXbox Game Studios4
4 iconFall GuysEpic Games2
5 iconMultiVersusWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment5
6 iconCall of Duty: Modern WarfareActivision6
7 iconFIFA 22Electronic Arts7
8 iconApex LegendsElectronic Arts9
9 iconForza Horizon 5Xbox Game Studios8
10 iconROBLOXRoblox10
11 iconRocket LeaguePsyonix11
12 iconTom Clancy's Rainbow Six SiegeUbisoft12
13 iconDestiny 2Bungie14
14 iconHalo InfiniteXbox Game Studios16
15 iconNBA 2K222K Sports15
16 iconPowerWash SimulatorSquare Enix Collective13
17 iconSea of ThievesXbox Game Studios24
18 iconTom Clancy's Ghost Recon WildlandsUbisoftRE
19 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops Cold WarActivision17
20 iconCall of Duty: VanguardActivision18
21 iconOverwatch: Origins EditionBlizzard Entertainment19
22 iconPUBG: BattlegroundsKRAFTON20
23 iconDead by Daylight505 Games21
24 iconElden RingBandai Namco Entertainment22
25 iconMLB The Show 22MLB26
26 iconMadden NFL 22Electronic Arts27
27 iconRed Dead Redemption 2Rockstar Games25
28 iconHalo: The Master Chief CollectionXbox Game Studios28
29 iconFar Cry 6UbisoftRE
30 iconFar Cry 5Ubisoft23
31 iconFor HonorUbisoft30
32 iconARK: Survival EvolvedReverb Publishing31
33 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops IIIActivision32
34 iconEA SPORTS UFC 4Electronic Arts33
35 iconAssassin's Creed OriginsUbisoftRE
36 iconBattlefield 2042Electronic ArtsRE
37 iconWatch_Dogs 2Ubisoft29
38 iconSMITEHi-Rez Studios38
39 iconThe Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special EditionBethesda SoftworksRE
40 iconAssassin's Creed ValhallaUbisoftRE
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.
This week is looking fairly quiet for new releases although there's a good chance we'll see Two Point Campus make an impact on next week's chart after it joins Game Pass tomorrow, while Cult of the Lamb might just have enough of a buzz around it to help it secure a spot, too. Looking further ahead, Saints Row and Madden NFL 23 will surely do well here, but how high will they be able to get? Let us know what you think down below!
Luke Albigés
Written by Luke Albigés
Luke runs the TA news team, contributing where he can primarily with reviews and other long-form features — crafts he has honed across two decades of print and online gaming media experience, having worked with the likes of gamesTM, Eurogamer, Play, Retro Gamer, Edge, and many more. He loves all things Monster Hunter, enjoys a good D&D session, and has played way too much Destiny.