Blizzard is rolling in cash yet again, with Overwatch surpassing 7 million players in just one week following its launch on May 24, 2016.
The new online multiplayer shooter
has received rave reviews from critics and gamers alike. More than just showing up to play, those players have logged in more than 119 million hours of gameplay, swapped heroes 326 million times, and delivered 11 million payloads.
Blizzard is ecstatic and made it known in a press statement:
“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.
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.”
Overwatch is available on the PS4, Xbox One and PC. Did you buy it? If so, is it worth the hype? Let us know in the comments below.