Overwatch Open Beta Reaches 9.7 Million Players Globally
Looks like people had so much fun during the Overwatch Open Beta
On May 12, 2016, Blizzard Entertainment has announced that more than 9.7 million players have participated in the Overwatch Open Beta o PC, Xbox One, and Playstation 4 that took place from May 5th until May 10th. The participants also clocked in more than 81 million hours in over 37 million matches.
These figures make the Overwatch Open Beta as Blizzard’s biggest open beta yet.
Mike Morhaime, CEO and co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment, has this to say:
“We’re thrilled that such an incredible number of players from around the globe got a chance to check out Overwatch during the Open Beta… Our mission was to make sure as many console and PC gamers as possible could experience the full game ahead of its launch—the response was overwhelming, and we hope that everyone had a blast.”
The world needed heroes, and an incredible 9.7 MILLION of you answered the call. Here’s to our next adventure! pic.twitter.com/YIusT0rCUa— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) May 12, 2016
The Overwatch Open Beta numbers mentioned beat those of The Division (6.4 million players) and Destiny (4.6 million players) during their respective open betas.
Launching on May 24, 2016 on PC, Xbox One, and Playstation 4, Overwatch is Blizzard’s multiplayer first-person shooter and it features 21 heroes which you can play in 6 vs. 6 matches.
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