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Overwatch 2 Has Reached Over 25 Million Players In Its First 10 Days

Overwatch 2 reached over 25 million players in its first 10 days, with a “daily player base roughly evenly spread across EMEA, Asia and the Americas, surpassing previous daily player peaks from the original Overwatch.” nearly three times as high.”

Blizzard announced the news in a press release, arriving after a rough launch of the free-to-play game. Players continue to show up in droves despite the issues.

“The launch of Overwatch 2 was a hugely significant moment for Blizzard. ,” said Mike Ybarra, president of Blizzard Entertainment. This is just the beginning. The world of Overwatch is full of possibilities to explore, and we can’t wait for players to experience everything the team is building for live games. ”

Regarding its rough launch, Blizzard also gave a bit more detail on how it will be responding to players about issues that arise. In addition to giving away the Captain Reaper Legendary Skin and Health Pack Weapon Charm, Blizzard has also confirmed dates for the next Double Match XP Weekend. They are:

  • From 11:00 am PT on October 21 to 11:00 am PT on October 24
  • From October 28, 11:00 AM PT to October 31, 11:00 AM PT
  • From November 24th at 11:00 AM PT to November 28th at 11:00 AM PT

Blizzard also revealed that their newest support hero, Kiriko, was a popular choice among players, with her Kitsune Rush ultimate ability used over two million times in the first week alone.

Overwatch 2 was plagued with DDoS attacks and problems stemming from Blizzard, which required players to connect a phone number to their account before playing. He has since apologized and offered the aforementioned gift to make up for it.

Blizzard also shared, “I’m glad the heroes’ overall power levels haven’t strayed too far from our goals,” and that Overwatch 2 won’t be recalibrated until season 2 begins in December.

For more information, check out our Overwatch 2 review and wiki guide to help you become the best hero you can be.

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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @Adam Bankhurst and Cramp.

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