Mobile shooter Critical Ops marches past 25 million downloads

860,000 daily active users

Mobile shooter Critical Ops marches past 25 million downloads

Finnish developer Critical Force’s mobile shooter Critical Ops has surpassed 25 million downloads.

The title has achieved a peak of 860,000 daily active users and is said to be obtaining 77,000 new players every day.

The news comes nearly two months after Critical Ops surged past the 22 million downloads mark in June.

eSports tournament

Critical Force is keen to build the title as a mobile eSport and to that end has partnered with to host its biggest Critical Ops tournament yet.

The new Critical Ops Championship Series Finals will be held on August 20th and will feature four teams that qualified for the event earlier in the summer. The prize pool for the competition is $10,000.

"It is interesting to think that the amount of people who have downloaded the game is over four times larger than the total population of Finland,” said Critical Force CEO Veli-Pekka Piirainen.

“In addition, the amount of daily downloads of Critical Ops is more than twice the amount of residents of our home town of Kajaani. Reaching 25 million downloads is an important milestone for Critical Force, because it proves that Critical Ops has become a huge viral phenomenon.

“It also represents the fact that there is a massive demand for high quality competitive multiplayer FPS mobile games like Critical Ops.”

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Craig Chapple is a freelance analyst, consultant and writer with specialist knowledge of the games industry. He has previously served as Senior Editor at, as well as holding roles at Sensor Tower, Nintendo and Develop.