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Overwatch Has More Than 7 Million Players Worldwide

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In a press release on Thursday, Blizzard revealed that only 10 days after the game's release, Overwatch has more than 7 million players worldwide. Read on for some additional impressive statistics.

We already knew that the Overwatch Open Beta gathered more than 9.7 million players, therefore it is pretty damn good that the game has been purchased by more than 7 million players in 10 days of release. The hours played in live have already surpassed the ones in the Open Beta: 119 million hours compared to 81 million. Lastly, 11 million payloads have been delivered.

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IRVINE, Calif.--()--The world needs heroes, and citizens from London to Xi’an to Rio de Janeiro are rising to the occasion to join the ranks of Overwatch®! Blizzard Entertainment’s critically acclaimed team shooter launched worldwide on PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and Windows PC on May 24, and since then more than 7 million players have fought for the future in Overwatch, logging more than 119 million hours combined in one of the most successful global game launches of all time—and the battle is just getting started.*

“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,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “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.”

Since launch, players have swapped heroes 326 million times and teamed up to deliver 11 million payloads to their destinations on the battlefields of tomorrow. In addition to being a smash with players around the world, Overwatch is a critical hit, and is one of the best-reviewed games of the year. GameSpot has called Overwatch “something spectacular,” while Forbes wrote that “Overwatch, quite simply, is a miracle” and that it’s “a game for everyone.” According to Game Informer, “Overwatch is an amazing experience,” concluding in its 10-out-of-10 review that “things will never be the same.”

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The success of Overwatch is obvious and the game already has a fanatic following, while all the reviews on it are extremely positive. Hopefully, Overwatch's fanbase will increase and we will get to see some amazing new content. Don't forget: Ranked Play will come later this month!

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divide the hours played by the number of total players and then accommodate for the exponential growth of experience needed to move to the next level

that'll answer the number of loot boxes via leveling up at least and im sure the numbers for boxes bought are somwhere :)

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