Overwatch surpasses 30 million players, still nobody on the goddamned cart

  • David Smith
  • May 1, 2017
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Blizzard’s wildly popular team shooter Overwatch has reached yet another community milestone — the game has now played host to 30 million players around the world.

In fairness,  it isn’t totally clear from the press release where Blizzard are pulling these numbers from and if they are representative of the true size of the playerbase. Are they active players? Are they counting individual accounts? Many players own multiple alternate accounts to better maintain different SR ranks in competitive or an overall better matchmaking rank (the behind-the-scenes metric by which Blizzard uses to match players up in game based on skill and behaviour) which may inflate the numbers considerably if counted.

We don’t work at Blizzard so we can’t say for sure. What we know for sure is the following:

  1. Most of our friends lists are still playing Overwatch every night.
  2. 30 million players and there’s still no-one on the goddamned cart.

Overwatch‘s latest seasonal event, Uprising, ends tomorrow . This writer still hasn’t gotten his Mercy skin and is deeply salty about it.


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David Smith

David Smith is the former games and technology editor at The AU Review. He has previously written for PC World Australia. You can find him on Twitter at @RhunWords.