Blizzard has officially confirmed that Overwatch now boasts over thirty million players across the globe, a number that is only rising with each month.
Coincidentally, Destiny caters to a community of thirty million as well. In addition, the highly popular Rocket League from Psyonix was just confirmed to be playing vehicular soccer with the same number of players worldwide.
More than 30 million players have charged into Overwatch!
Thanks for grouping up with us, heroes. We couldn't ask for a better team. pic.twitter.com/j2lRsUtpnd
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) April 28, 2017
As impressive as the numbers are, it will still take quite a bit of work to reach the size of the player-base of League of Legends. Last September, Riot Games revealed that its beloved game is being played by over a hundred million players every month. In other words, at least one percent of the world’s population spends time to play League of Legends on a monthly basis. That is both impressive and frightening.
Overwatch released last May for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. In just a couple of weeks, it reached ten million players across all platforms worldwide. In October, the player-base crossed twenty million players. In another update, Blizzard officially confirmed in January that the number had crossed twenty-five million globally.
It took the game just four months to double its player-base from ten to twenty million. In that light, Overwatch should have achieved thirty million players by February. It is unlikely a cause for alarm but there are some in the community who fear the game’s growth to be stagnating.
We are paving way to the Electronics and Entertainment Expo (E3) in June, which Terry Crews is confirmed to be attending. The community is raising hopes to see the Hollywood actor take the stage to announce his involvement with the yet-to-be revealed Doomfist. However, Crews has stated that he is attending the expo for different reasons. In addition, Blizzard has also clarified that there will be no Overwatch-related announcements at E3 2017.