How many people play Overwatch 2? Player count tracker (December 2022)

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Overwatch 2 is finally here, bringing new and old players into Blizzard’s hero shooter to see what’s in store. But how many people are playing? Here’s a breakdown of Overwatch 2’s player count. 

After months of hype, Overwatch 2 has enjoyed a very successful launch. Despite some early server issues and trouble with a couple of the game’s heroes, Blizzard have welcomed plenty of players, new and old, through the door since it arrived on October 4.

But as is the case with any multiplayer title, Overwatch 2 needs to maintain a healthy playerbase to survive against other online games like Fortnite, Warzone 2, and Apex Legends.

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So, how is the sequel getting on now that it’s out in the wild? We’ve got a breakdown of the Overwatch 2 player count stats right here.

Updated December 1, 2022, with updated player count information.

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Overwatch 2 smashed records in the days after its launch.

Overwatch 2 player count

According to Active Player, Overwatch 2 currently averages 1,849,631 players a day, and a total of 20,551,456 active users in the month of November.

At the time of writing, the game has 163,093 concurrent players online, indicating a very strong player base that should lead to easy matchmaking.

On October 14, Blizzard revealed that 25 million players had played Overwatch 2 in the first 10 days of the servers going live. These are impressive numbers, likely due to the hype of the sequel’s release and the dev’s decision to go free-to-play.

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In fact, the launch was so successful that Overwatch 2 has already achieved a daily player count peak that is nearly three times higher than the original.

For extra context, here are some other notable game totals for active players taken from November 2022, as estimated by Active Player.

  • Minecraft: 171.8 million
  • Valorant: 22.1 million
  • League of Legends: 149.9 million
  • Apex Legends: 112.5 million
  • World of Warcraft: 9.1 million
  • Fortnite: 250 million

We’ll be keeping this page updated each and every month to bring you the latest Overwatch 2 player count stats. So, be sure to check back here to find out how many people play Overwatch 2.


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