Few video games have had the immediate and transcendent impact that Blizzard’s Overwatch did when it was released in May 2016. The team-oriented first-person shooter has become an eSports rockstar spawning a larger-than-life global Overwatch League that has attracted investment from some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment.
It may still be relatively new, but there is much that can be measured about Overwatch. I recently sat down to see what I could find out about the game. Here are a few of the most interesting Overwatch statistics I was able to dig up. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.
Please note that some of these Overwatch Statistics are easier to find than others. A few of these Overwatch stats come from their own reports, but some are based on news reports and not official company tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%
Overwatch Statistics and Facts
When was Overwatch announced:
When was Overwatch launched:
How many people play Overwatch?
Last updated 10/16/17
Number of Overwatch players during its open beta:
Number of hero characters in Overwatch:
Number of hours players spent on Overwatch during its first week:
Amount of revenue that Overwatch has generated:
Last updated 5/4/17
Overwatch is the fastest game to hit 20 million players in Blizzard history.
Minimum amount professional players on Overwatch League teams earn:
Number of Overwatch League teams announced so far:
Last updated 11/2/17
Estimated amount each Overwatch League team pays for franchise rights:
Number of viewers for The Overwatch League’s first day:
Number of viewers for The Overwatch League’s first week:
Overwatch Game Trailer:
Overwatch Statistics Translations:
Note: This is done so non-English searchers will find these helpful Overwatch statistics. I use Google for translations and apologize in advance for any unintended errors:
- Chinese (Traditional): Overwatch統計
- Hindi: ओवरवॉच सांख्यिकी
- Japanese: オーバーウォッチ統計
- Korean: 과부하 통계