If the statistics from Blizzard are anything to go by, you guys really REALLY love Overwatch. The game was Blizzard’s first ever shooter, and was reportedly also Blizzard’s biggest beta ever.
Blizzard report that the beta saw 9.7 million players. This admittedly sounds rather impressive but it does includes players from PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. This means that potentially there may be duplicate players who played on multiple systems.
Regardless of this, the beta players played 81 million hours of the Overwatch beta resulting in 37 million matches. It certainly seems as if the game is a hit with players, but we’ll see how many beta players turn into paying players when the game releases May 24th.
I personally loved the beta. I enjoyed playing as Reaper or Zarya. Did you enjoy the beta? Who was your favourite character? Let us know in the comments.