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Overwatch crosses 40 million player milestone, announces new content

Overwatch Has 40 Million Players

Everyone knows that Overwatch is a monster in the gaming scene, well now Blizzard has publicly announced that the game has crossed an impressive threshold in terms of player numbers. As of this week, Overwatch has had more than 40 million total players since its launch. Not that this is surprising, given how inescapable the presence of Overwatch has become in gaming, geekdom and everyday life.

And it’s clear that Blizzard want to continue reaping their success, as there will be balance adjustments and patches to Overwatch for years to come.

As seen below in Blizzard’s most recent developer update video for Overwatch, game director Jeff Kaplan announces the player milestone and uses it as a segue into revealing a new free-for-all Deathmatch map called Petra, as well as the eventual return of all the title’s previous skins, Brawls, and other cosmetics to unlock.

The developer update puts a lot of focus on the upcoming Anniversary event that introduces both new and older emotes, skins and other items into the popular FPS. It’s this anniversary event that will serve as the backdrop for a victory lap of sorts by Blizzard for crafting such a successful juggernaut. And of course, the players get to celebrate too, mostly by spending their time playing Overwatch.

There’s also a bunch of Season 10 content headed your way if you’re an Overwatch fan, so keep your eyes peeled.

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Overwatch is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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