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Over 7 Million Players Have Taken To Blizzard’s Overwatch Since Its Launch

Blizzard Entertainment’s team based shooter, Overwatch launched just 10 days ago on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC but already the first person shooter has managed to clock over 7 million players participating worldwide, with a staggering 119 million hours combined playtime, stats which make Overwatch one of the greatest launches in video game history.

“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, CEO and Co-Founder of Blizzard Entertainment. “We poured a lot of effort into creating a game—and a new universe—that anyone could enjoy. We’re ecstatic to have had such a successful launch, and we’re looking forward to all of the fun, competition, and new content still to come.”

Since its launch, players have swapped heroes a whopping 326 million times while also teaming up to deliver 11 million payloads to their destinations on the battlefields of tomorrow. Overwatch has been a massive hit, and is one of the best-reviewed games of the year with an average of 90+ on Metacritic.

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Paula has been a passionate gamer since she spent hours playing Crash Bandicoot and Spyro during her childhood. Sticking mainly with Xbox after achievements were introduced, she spends the majority of her time trying to increase a virtual number, which currently stands at 405,000GS. She is also a massive fan of RPG's and sarcasm.


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