Almost 10 million people logged into Overwatch’s beta

    
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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.

Source: Press release
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Capedavenger carson63000 Lights_andMusic Panthyr Griffs Fair enough. In that case the answer to your question “Where are you getting this $40 price tag for Overwatch?” is not “https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/buy/” but rather “I’m getting it by not playing on an overpriced and inferior platform”.

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carson63000 Capedavenger Lights_andMusic Panthyr Griffs I play FF XIV, DCUO exclusively on a PS4; I play WoT on PC and PS4.  I play WoW, DDO and LotRO on a Mac; I play SWTOR my gaming PC.

“Massively gaming” ain’t just Windows bro…

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Capedavenger carson63000 Lights_andMusic Panthyr Griffs I kinda figured the audience on Massively OP would be PC gamers, was I wrong?

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carson63000 Capedavenger Lights_andMusic Panthyr Griffs That’s PC only.

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I went into OW as a fps so pass but good for Bliz. I tried Battleborn and was on the fence. Ive watched OW streams and although not bad to watch was still meh about it. But after seeing the # difference in views i wanted to formulate my own opinion so I tried beta and promptly bought the 60$ dollar ine (40$ was available).

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Lights_andMusic LordSolarMacharius 

BLIZZARD NEVER TOOK CHEATING SERIOUSLY!

Many people in Diablo 3 were streaming and botting and never got banned, or after a fucking REAL LONG period of time. Even back when real money auction house was still a thing..

This really kind of killed my Saturday, didn’t hear about the Nazizzard thing.

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Capedavenger Lights_andMusic Panthyr Griffs “Where are you getting this $40 price tag for Overwatch?”
https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/buy/
$39.99

($59.99 for the “origins” edition with extra skins and some cosmetics for other Blizzard games)

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Lights_andMusic Panthyr Griffs Where are you getting this $40 price tag for Overwatch?

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Estranged Griffs JamesBalmer  I totally disagree. EvE makes tab-target *hard*. The ship interactions are complex, some pilots are much better than others at maneuvering the ship, and you really do need to know what ships and fleets you can beat, and which you need to avoid or run from.
Most tab target games are easy mode. It does not need to be that way.

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This is a pretty common misconception (I was an idiot here myself). With the fact we experienced temporary derpness out of the way, Blizzard probably could have worded the press release differently. Following up the unique users with matches will not properly inform the non-playing haters like us.