Blizzard is rejoicing about Overwatch 2 reaching a significant achievement, given the game’s terrible start. It only took Overwatch 2 to 10 days to surpass 25 million players. The daily count has been distributed throughout Europe, Asia, and the Americas and is three times more than the original release. Even though making Overwatch 2 free to play has already been met with criticism, it has managed to attract a dedicated fanbase.
In a recent tweet, Blizzard revealed that more than 25 million people had played the game so far after its launch. It’s impressive that the company had still capable of achieving such a remarkable outcome after facing initial difficulties that could have easily turned off potential buyers.
TWENTY FIVE. MILLION. PLAYERS. IN. TEN. DAYS. 🤯
Thank you to the 25 Million Players who have now jumped into #Overwatch2 with us 💙🧡 pic.twitter.com/2ESBr5Shmk
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) October 14, 2022
“The launch of Overwatch 2 has been such an important moment for Blizzard. We’re thrilled to bring new players from around the world into Overwatch’s vibrant universe while welcoming back the existing Blizzard community,” stated Blizzard’s Head, Mike Ybarra. He added, “This is only the beginning—there are so many possibilities to explore in the world of Overwatch, and we cannot wait for players to experience everything the team is building for the live game.”
Furthermore, Blizzard has announced the forthcoming double match XP weekends, and the dates are as follows:
- October 21 at 11 a.m. PT through October 24 at 11 a.m. PT
- October 28 at 11 a.m. PT through October 31 at 11 a.m. PT
- November 24 at 11 a.m. PT through November 28 at 11 a.m. PT
Additionally, suppose you log into your game from October 25 till the end of the season. In that case, you will get many bonus items the developers offer to its fans, including a Cursed Captain Reaper Legendary skin and a Health Pack Weapon Charm. Kiriko, the latest support hero, has proven to be a fan favorite, according to Blizzard. Within the initial week, two million people activated her ultimate skill, Kitsune Rush.
There were problems with Overwatch 2 due to DDoS attacks and Blizzard’s insistence that users link the contact number to their accounts. It later expressed regret and patched things up by presenting the rewards.
While Overwatch 2 has a lot going for it, it also has a lot of problems that haven’t been resolved so far. Certain hero skins, like Orisa’s javelin, appear unfinished since they lack skin-related possibilities. Similarly, Ana’s Corsair skin lacks her parrot. Many players have complained that the costs for in-game products are too high, particularly for previous goodies. Several individual Overwatch 2 skins charge a lot compared to the package that incorporates them.