Overwatch has 7M players who’ve already logged over 119M hours

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 2 June 2016 21:41 GMT

Overwatch launched just last week and the team shooter already has 7 million people playing it.


Overwatch has 7M players who’ve already logged over 119M hours

That’s a rather large number, but still a bit short of the beta which attracted 9.7 million all three platforms. Still, the number of players is growing so we suspect the beta figure will be reached rather quickly.

Along with the player stats and the 119 million hours of combined play-time, since launch, players have swapped heroes 326 million times and teamed up to deliver 11 million payloads to their destinations.

“Over the months and weeks leading up to release we saw a lot of love and support for Overwatch—from Blizzard gamers, FPS fans, and people who’d never picked up a game like this before—and we’re very grateful for everyone’s incredible passion and enthusiasm,” said Blizzard CEO and co-founder Mike Morhaime on the press release.

“We poured a lot of effort into creating a game—and a new universe—that anyone could enjoy. We’re ecstatic to have had such a successful launch, and we’re looking forward to all of the fun, competition, and new content still to come.”

Overwatch was released last week on May 24 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. If you need help getting started or need pointers, be sure to check out our guides.

Also, you can find out everything there is to know about the game through our page hub.

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