Blizzard Entertainment has announced that the Overwatch player base has hit 35 million worldwide since the game’s launch last year.
This latest milestone for the critically acclaimed shooter represents an impressive leap of five million from April 2017.
Is Overwatch fever starting to wane?
Despite the game’s runaway success, it should be noting that Overwatch is starting to slow in terms of new players. At the start of the year, the game increased from 25 million to 30 million in just a few months; however, it has taken nearly twice as long to reach this latest milestone.
It should be noted that Overwatch is not a free-to-play title in China. As such, the game’s 35 million player base is at least not over-saturated by free-to-play accounts, minus some that were opened during a free trial period.
Overwatch was released on the PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One in May 2016. Blizzard has been supporting the game with a steady flow of post-launch content, including the annual Summer and Halloween events.
This year’s Halloween festivities, dubbed Halloween Terror, kicked off on October 11 and will wrap up on November 11. Gamers who take part in the event can enjoy all-new skins and other Halloween-themed goodies.