Overwatch soars past 30 million players

Blizzard's highly successful shooter, Overwatch, now boasts over 30 million players across all platforms, an impressive milestone to reach less than a year after its release. This new announcement arrives just three months after the game surpassed 25 million players.

However, the wording of the new announcement, seen above, is a bit ambiguous, as it's not clear whether this number represents how many players own the game or if it also counts players who participated in the game's free weekends.

Regardless, its popularity could be largely attributed to the developer's continuous delivery of new maps, characters, and game modes. An important factor to keep the gameplay from getting stale and also to draw in new players.

Overwatch Game Director Jeff Kaplan revealed an interesting tidbit regarding the game's development recently on the game's official forums, stating that three new maps, with an expected 2017 release date, are currently in development. Last month, he also mentioned the possibility of a map editor arriving for the game, although it could be a while away from launch.

In addition, the game is currently hosting its Uprising seasonal event where players are pitted against AI-controlled opponents. However, keep in mind the event is scheduled to end in a couple of days on May 1, so try to make the best of the time remaining and grab some loot boxes.

If the game's current upward trend continues, be prepared to see it reach plenty of more milestones in the coming years, and deservedly so.

Source: Twitter | Images: Overwatch

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