Attack of the Fanboy

Overwatch Now Has Over 15 Million Players Globally, Breaks Blizzard’s Quarterly Player Count Record

by Mike Guarino


Blizzard’s hero shooter called Overwatch continues to be one of the dominant multiplayer games of 2016, and the company has now revealed that the game now surpassed an impressive new milestone. The game has surpassed 15 million players globally, which is a stunning jump from the 7 million players that the game held at launch.

While the spread for how these millions of players pans out across each platform has not been revealed, the company did say that these player numbers include “box and digital sales, internet game room players, and multi-user console households”.

While the game is a massive success worldwide, it actually broke the record for fastest-PC game ever in China, which was previously held by Diablo 3. On top of all of this, the game has launched Blizzard’s overall quarterly player count to the highest that it has ever been, with 33 million players actively playing.

One of the biggest new changes that Overwatch has received is its new Lucioball mode, which is a 3v3 mode in which everyone controls Lucio in a Rocket League-type game. The mode actually works really well and has proven to be a very big hit with players, with Blizzard claiming that there will be many more surprise modes like this coming in the future.

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