Overwatch Retribution was the Most Popular Game Event to Date
Despite getting up there in age, Overwatch is losing no ground. Overwatch Retribution was the game’s latest event to date, with more participators than any previous one.
Partly, the increased play count was due to the Overwatch League. Activision-Blizzard said the game has grown with “combined hours spent playing and watching Overwatch increasing sequentially” since the league began.
Overwatch wasn’t the only title to receive love, though. World of Warcraft is also up to a higher player count than it was in its previous expansion cycle, with Battle for Azeroth pre-orders ahead of expectations. Across all games, Blizzard held 38 million active users during last month.
Between Blizzard and Activision, the company had more monthly users than the entire population of the United States, a stockholder report notes. While Blizzard’s development cycle may be slow, one thing is for sure: the retention is absolutely insane.