Overwatch has swallowed my guild. Ever since the Overwatch IV drop was shut off at the end of open beta earlier this week, my guildies have been moping around as if they can’t remember how to play anything else. That’s why Blizzard’s announcement today that it regged almost 10,000,000 warm bodies in the beta comes as no surprise.
“Blizzard Entertainment today announced that more than 9.7 million players around the world played its upcoming team-based shooter Overwatch during the Open Beta for PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and Windows® PC, making it Blizzard’s biggest open beta ever,” declares the press release. “By the time the Open Beta came to a close on May 10, participants had joined forces for more than 4.9 billion minutes (over 81 million hours) across more than 37 million matches of intense competitive action, incredible teamwork, and all-out fun.”
The game officially launches on May 24th, but like my guildies, you probably have a countdown timer running on that already.