Overwatch 2 reached over 25 million players in its first 10 days, and it achieved a “daily player base that spans roughly EMEA, Asia, and the Americas, nearly triple the previous peak of daily players.” it’s from the original Overwatch.”
Blizzard announced this news in a press release and it will come later a rough start for free games. Despite the problems, players continued to show up in large numbers.
“The launch of Overwatch 2 is an important moment for Blizzard,” said Mike Ybarra, president of Blizzard Entertainment. This is just the beginning — there’s so much possibilities to explore in the Overwatch world, and we can’t wait for players to experience everything the team is building for the game live. ”
For that preliminary launch, Blizzard also detailed a bit about how they will address players about issues that have arisen. In addition to giving all players who log in from October 25 through the end of Season 1 a “brand new Cursed Captain Reaper legendary skin and Health Pack Weapon Charm”, Blizzard also confirmed the date of the XP doubles match at the end. upcoming week. They are as follows;
- Starts October 21 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time, ends October 24 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time
- Starts October 28 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time, ends October 31 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time
- Starting November 24 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time, ending November 28 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time
Blizzard also revealed that Kiriko, the newest support hero, is a popular choice among players and that her ultimate Kitsune Rush ability was used over two million times in the first week alone.
The old Overwatch 2 was plagued by, among other things, DDoS attacks and issues stemming from Blizzard requiring players to connect a phone number to their account before playing. It apologized and offered to give the gifts mentioned earlier to make up for it.
Blizzard has also shared that they are “happy to see that none of the heroes’ overall strength levels are far above our goals” and that Overwatch 2 will not be rebalanced until Season 2 begins in December.
For more, check out ours Overwatch 2 Review and our wiki guide so you can be the best hero you can be.
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