Overwatch has reached another marvelous milestone in its quest to become one of the most played first-person shooters in the world.
Posting on Twitter, Blizzard announced that its beloved “bunch of misfits and freaks” now comprises more than 35 million players across all platforms.
Overwatch entered this year by marking 25 million players in January. The figure grew to 30 million players at the end of April. In that light, the community is swelling at an increment of 5 million players in roughly five months or less.
It is important to note that Overwatch reached 10 million players during the first couple of weeks after its launch last year. This figure doubled in about four months. If the trend had continued, the 30 million threshold should have been reached in February. This does not mean that the popularity of the game is declining, but the growth does pale in comparison to other recently released games such as PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) from Bluehole.
Overwatch is currently hosting Halloween Terror 2017 across all platforms with a new player-versus-environment (PvE) mode and a bag of new legendary skins. The event will run through November 1.
If you were unaware of how much popular Overwatch is in the world, there is actually a Chinese clone of the game available on mobile devices. It is called Heroes of Warfare and replicates not only the characters but also their abilities. Blizzard and NetEase have already filed a lawsuit against its developer to make sure that no one dares infringe their copyrights again.