Overwatch 2 brought in 25m players within ten days

Overwatch 2 brought in 25m players within ten days

Free-to-play shooter Overwatch 2 has attracted more than 25 million players since its release.

That's according to Activision Blizzard, which says that the game brought in 25 million people in its first ten days since launch. The title was released on October 4th.

Since its launch, Overwatch 2 has been plagued with server issues which Blizzard has been fighting to fix.

“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,” Blizzard president Mike Ybarra said.

“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.”

Overwatch 2 was revealed back at Blizzcon 2019. Its predecessor attracted over 60 million users between its 2016 launch and early 2021. The fact that Overwatch 2 is free-to-play and effectively replaces the original means that there is a huge potentially audience out there for this game.

PCGamesInsider Contributing Editor

Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.