The term Overwatch usually equates to standing still, waiting for something to move, and then acting. But with Blizzard Entertainments smash hit release last month, the action is constant and the numbers of players, characters chosen, payloads delivered and general mayhem are rising dramatically.
Blizzard Entertainment’s critically acclaimed team shooter launched worldwide on PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and Windows PC on May 24, and since then more than seven million players have fought for the future in Overwatch, logging more than 119 million hours combined in one of the most successful global game launches of all time – and the battle is just getting started.*
“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 Mike Morhaime, chief executive and co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment.
Since launch, players have swapped heroes 326 million times and teamed up to deliver 11 million payloads to their destinations on the battlefields of tomorrow.