Overwatch hits 30 million players, too many of them are Hanzos


Cheers, love! The cavalry’s here!

Overwatch released almost a year ago and it shows absolutely no signs of slowing down. There were 7 million players in the first week, 15 million by August, and 20 million by November. Its growth rate is steady as it keeps accumulating total registered users.

Recently, Overwatchhit another milestone. As announced in the tweet embedded below, Blizzard’s team shooter hit 30 million total players:

More than 30 million players have charged into Overwatch!

Thanks for grouping up with us, heroes. We couldn’t ask for a better team. 💙 pic.twitter.com/j2lRsUtpnd

— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) April 28, 2017

To put that in perspective, if all the Overwatchplayers got together and formed a country, it’d be the 46th largest country in the world — right ahead of Mozambique.

While Blizzard has certainly sold a lot of copies of Overwatch, this 30 million number probably doesn’t represent total sales. Through free weekend events, there are surely many people who registered but weren’t converted to paying customers. It also doesn’t represent active players, but rather anyone who has had an account at any time over the game’s 11-month existence.

If the current pattern holds, look forward to us reporting on 40 million Overwatchplayers sometime in September or so.