1. Nirolak

    Nirolak
    Member OP

    Just announced in the newest developer update.

     
  2. FiXalaS

    FiXalaS
    Member

    10 million smurfs
     
  3. Smurf

    Smurf
    Member

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Illusion

    Illusion
    Member

    The amount of players that buy multiple copies of this game is really high. Heck, a lot of youtubers buy new games just to make trick shot videos on easier targets.
     
  5. WOW.

    Super impressive. I wonder what the unique daily log-in and concurrent numbers are.
     
  6. Cap G

    Cap G
    Member

    40 million players kicking in a $20-$40 initial fee, still needs lootboxes just to keep the lights on for those tiny indie devs at blizzard
     
  7. Saint-14

    Saint-14
    Member

    Do they count the free weekends they have done?
     
  8. Shizuka

    Shizuka
    Member

    Guess I'm one of them.
     
  9. cakely

    cakely
    Member

    Congratulations!

    I’m two of them. (PC and PS4).
     
  10. Cry For Mercy

    Cry For Mercy
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  11. cw_sasuke

    cw_sasuke
    Member

    I get you point...but i doubt that they sold anywhere close to 40m units of the game.
     
  12. Cry For Mercy

    Cry For Mercy
    Member

    Constructive, discussion provoking criticism. The loot boxes in OW have been pretty well discussed by this point...

    Edit: I am aware of the extreme irony given my profile name/pic :p
     
  13. Balmung421

    Balmung421
    Member

    Wishful thinking, but I was hoping the anniversary was where they would announce a unified account system between console/PC similar to Fortnite. I love how I can make progress on my same account regardless of the platform I am playing it on.

    Gimmie that dapper skin!
     
  14. Arthas

    Arthas
    Member

    Smurfs aside, the success is deserved. Only Blizzard games keep me going back as much as I do for this and Diablo (and previously WoW). They’re on a different level.

    PS. That formal wear skin had best be a Reinhardt in a tux!!

    At least the loot boxes are paying for new content. Compare them to Destiny for example, where loot boxes are paying for more events centred around lootboxes. That’s fucking crazy.

    Loot boxes are still evil though, I’d rather pay for my choice of skin.
     
  15. Aniki

    Aniki
    Member

    Would love to jump back in when i find the time. Anyway, congrats to the success.
     
  16. Nirolak

    Nirolak
    Member OP

    Yes, half the player base is in Asia where the business model is different.
     
  17. ashtaar

    ashtaar
    Member

    Users =/= sales
     
  18. MetalBoi

    MetalBoi
    Member

    I'm not one of 'em.
     
  19. But that’s what, thousands of people? Tens of thousands of people at best? Millions aren’t double dipping.
     
  20. rahji

    rahji
    Member

    Still not even close to the 70 million of the money printing machine Hearthstone.
     
  21. Coyote Starrk

    Coyote Starrk
    Member

    I haven't played since Ana was released. The matchmaking and balancing of the teams was terrible so I gave it up and traded the game in.



    Have those things gotten better?
     
  22. Soony Xbone Uhh

    Soony Xbone Uhh
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    Not as high as i though, but still huge.

    Siege has 30 million for comparison.
    The Divison has 20 million.


    I really miss some updates on Fortnite and PUBG player numbers...
     
  23. NediarPT88

    NediarPT88
    Member

    You can actually create different accounts on PS4 without paying anything (your PS+ subscription on the main account works for those too), and this is just an example. It's certainly not 40 million players that bought the game.

    I bought the game day one and haven't spent a single € since then ~2000h later. I'll take cosmetic-only lootboxes if that means free modes, heroes and maps during all this time.
     
  24. mas8705

    mas8705
    Member

    Won't be able to see the video for a while, but definitely the OW Team and Jeff of the OverWatch Team definitely should be commended on quite the accomplishment. Much like most of their titles, Blizzard knocked it out of the park again.
     
  25. Enzo Lebold

    Enzo Lebold
    Member

    yet it takes 5 minutes to find a deathmatch.
     
  26. Gig

    Gig
    Member

    One of the best games of all times.
     
  27. KarmaCow

    KarmaCow
    Member

    They didn't say but it really feels like this is the last chance to get those event skins.

    If you found it to be that bad back then, I doubt you'll like it now.
     
  28. Soony Xbone Uhh

    Soony Xbone Uhh
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    CoD, WoW, Candy Crush and Overwatch make up 2/3 of Activision Blizzards Revenue. OI is even higher percentage.

    Heartstone seems to be on a downward trend for a long time now...
     
  29. ChaosSmurf

    ChaosSmurf
    Member

    I think more likely they'll bring back every skin each anniversary, but stop doing the past skins during each event thing, but even more likely both. I wouldn't worry about not getting the skins you want in the future tbh - they're 'free' money when they're made available again.
     
  30. Kerozinn

    Kerozinn
    Member

    I barely play lately. Got really burned out on competitive matches and semi quit the game after i got sombras golden gun. Just log in for events mainly.
     
  31. Benji

    Benji
    US Sales Insider Member

    If any game deserves it its this.

    2 years on, picked this game up at launch, and still play it almost daily.
     
  32. Betty

    Betty
    Member

    Possibly my game of the generation
     
  33. i-hate-u

    i-hate-u
    Member

    and yet no one is on the God DAMNED payload.
     
  34. Plywood

    Plywood
    Member

    Yet I keep getting matched with the same players.
     
  35. apeAsnake

    apeAsnake
    Member

    Bought this on PS4 and PC
     
  36. Coyote Starrk

    Coyote Starrk
    Member

    The game itself wasn't bad. I just hated that the game intentionally tried to keep people's winning percentages at around 50% and every match was either a blowout or we crushed them. My friends and I only ever had a handful of close games.


    Win one


    Lose one


    Win one


    Lose one



    We could never get a streak going and it drove us mad.
     
  37. impact

    impact
    Member

    You know that game is free, right?

    40m paid customers >>>> 70m free downloads
     
  38. Cappa

    Cappa
    Member

    Yeah but we have no idea if this is 40million "paid" player base like people mentioned you can create multiple accounts for free on Playstation and Xbox without the need to purchase the game.

    If it's 40 million paid that's great.

    If it's 40 million accounts regardless of paid or not well its still good but not as great
     
  39. Arthas

    Arthas
    Member

    40 mil players doesn’t equal 40 mil paying customers though. Smurf characters are rife in this game and it costs nothing on console.
     
  40. Ada

    Ada
    Member

    I have 4 accounts so the number isn't surprising.
     
  41. impact

    impact
    Member

    Pretty sure PSN and XBL cost money.

    I believe there's pathetic shitty players that pay two subs per year because they can't do well at their own skill level, I just don't believe it makes up a significant portion of 40m.
     
  42. Cappa

    Cappa
    Member

    The games mmr does make it harder for anything more than duos to climb for some reason but no issues with solo q and solo q is generally the best way to climb.

    Advice usually given to people complaining about being stuck at a certain elo is to stop stacking(among other things) since "elo hell" doesn't exist.
    No it does not cost any money, I have 3 accounts on ps4
     
  43. Cappa

    Cappa
    Member

  44. Didn’t even think of this possibility. But yup.
    And they easily made it back and more with people buying boxes. You’ve got people here proudly boasting about buying the $40 option every damn event.
     
  45. Falchion

    Falchion
    Member

    Fuck that's a ton of people who instant-lock 4 dps!
     
  46. Roy

    Roy
    Member

    There’s a free weekend coming up, have a try and see what you think!
     
  47. eathdemon

    eathdemon
    Member

    sounds like we are getting a expansion at blizzcon. only question is what are they selling in it? given their promise not to sell heros/maps it makes me wounder. I guess we will find out at blizzcon.
     
  48. Coyote Starrk

    Coyote Starrk
    Member

    Oh shit really? When?
     
  49. Not in the slightest but I love the lore and game so much it’s hard to quit:/
     
  50. CozMick

    CozMick
    Member

    So why does it take 5+ minutes to find a quick match server on pc?