Overwatch Surpasses 25 Million Player Milestone

on January 26, 2017 8:15 PM

Today, Blizzard announced via Twitter, that its mega popular team-based multiplayer first-person shooter, Overwatch, has entered into the good ol’ 25 million plus player’s club, which recently also welcomed in Rocket League.

If my calculations are correct, that’s 23,478,900 players not on the payload. That’s a lot. A lot of Hanzos too.

As you may remember, back in October Blizzard announced that Overwatch had reached 20 million registered players, and that it was the fastest ever Blizzard title to hit such a figure.

Overwatch launched back on May 24, 2016, which means it only took the smash-hit eight months to hit this milestone, which is insanely fast. If I was a betting man I would say that it is likely right up there alongside some of the fastest-ever games to hit 25 million players.

In other recent and related news, the SXSW Gaming Award nominations have been revealed, and Overwatch leads the pack with 10 nominations. The game also recently added a new capture the flag mode. Oh — and most importantly — we, DualShockers, published an article revealing why Overwatch was one of the games to receive a GOTY vote in our annual GOTY awards. You should check that out right, here.

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