Nearly 10 Million People Participated in Overwatch’s Open Beta

on May 12, 2016 4:58 PM

Did you take part in Overwatch‘s latest Open Beta? According to developer Blizzard, the beta itself was wildly successful. In a tweet released by Overwatch‘s official Twitter profile, Blizzard is claiming that 9.7 million users tested out the game.

Overwatch’s open beta ran from May 4th to May 11th on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. In a follow-up press release, Blizzard boasted that players spent more than 81 million hours — 8.35 hours per person in game — and 37 million matches. No official numbers were given regarding how that number divides among specific consoles. However, it is hard to deny that the numbers are impressive. The greater question will be how many of the beta testers will translate to pre-orders and sales.

Overwatch launches for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on May 24, 2016.

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