Overwatch Now Has Over 35 Million Players

October 16, 2017Written by Elizabeth Henges

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Blizzard has an exciting announcement for the Overwatch fanbase! Today Overwatch has passed the milestone of having over 35 million players. For a game that only launched in 2016, that’s an impressive number.

This was announced via Overwatch’s Twitter:

If you’re interested in delving into Overwatch and its large player base, now’s the perfect time as Blizzard is currently running its Halloween Terror event! We have more information about the event:

For the next three weeks, you can enjoy the Overwatch Halloween Terror event. Overwatch’s Halloween Terror event brings new skins for players to earn, along with a selection of new emotes, sprays, highlight intros, and more. Don’t forget that Blizzard changed the drop rates from loot boxes earlier this summer, so earning the stuff you want from an event is easier than ever. You just have to play the game.

While Blizzard has been tight lipped and not shown off a lot of what’s coming with this event, a leak earlier this week gave us a glimpse at some of the new skins we can expect to see, including a demon Symmetra, Chinese hopping zombie Mei, and Cthulu Zenyatta. There’s also a look at new Reaper and McCree skins in the screencap above that comes from Blizzard’s promo video for the event.

We’re expecting last year’s loot to make a return this year (similar to the Summer Games event just a couple of months ago), with the new skins and other cosmetics added to the loot pool. This gives players who missed last year’s event a chance to earn the same items.

Are you a part of the Overwatch player base?

[Source: Twitter]