Overwatch breaks 10 million players

Less than two weeks after announcing that Overwatch had drawn in more than seven million players—in a little more than one week of release—Blizzard tweeted yesterday that it's achieved an even more impressive milestone. 

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“Without our community's incredible support, none of this would've been possible,” it added in a follow-up tweet. “Thank YOU for playing!” 

That ten million includes players on all platforms, and unfortunately there's no breakdown of sales, but it's still very impressive, especially since Overwatch has been out for just three weeks. Don't expect anything more in the way of celebration, however. Blizzard said the plan is simply tell the world and move on.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.