Overwatch 2 got off to a bumpy start, but in terms of the game’s launch population, the sequel has apparently set an “all-time record” – reaching 25 million players in the first ten days of the game’s availability.
In an official Blizzard press release, it was mentioned how this number was “nearly triple” the previous daily player peak” from the original Overwatch. Here’s what company president Mike Ybarra had to say about this milestone:
“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. 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.”
Although there are a lot of players, there have been some launch difficulties. Earlier this week Blizzard issued an apology to players after the game was hit by “mass DDoS attacks” and ongoing connection issues. In the first week, Blizzard also made the decision to drop the mobile phone number requirement for existing Overwatch and Battle.net users.
To make up for this, Blizzard will be offering a free all-new Cursed Captain Reaper Legendary Skin and a Health Pack Weapon Charm to all players who log in to Overwatch 2 from October 25th through to the end of Season One.
Overwatch 2 is free to download from the Nintendo Switch eShop. Are you one of the 25 million players who have played this game in its first 10 days? Leave a comment down below.