Overwatch 2 Player Count Listed
By Aaron McIntire
Overwatch 2 is finally out and plenty of people are playing it. Just like with any new release there are many people who are curious to know just how many people are playing it. There are some that are interested since the game is being distributed as a free-to-play model. Knowing how many players jump on for free at launch will provide context later down to line as the game progresses. Other people might be interested to know if the many reported issues and bugs at launch have affected the current player count as well.
Overwatch 2's Active Player Count
It should be noted that there is no definite method to tally the number of active players. Through research and other tools, a rough estimation can be concluded. Many have reported that the estimated number of active players for the first week of Overwatch 2 was roughly 10.2 million players. At peak times there is a reported number of about 150 thousand players online.
This is higher than the number of active players during the debut of the original game which was estimated to be about 7 million. The higher number can be from the established player base having no choice but to play Overwatch 2 with the original game being shut down a day before the new game launched. Making Overwatch 2 free-to-play and available on all platforms opens up nearly the entire gaming market to get in on the action.
It will be interesting to see the impact the numerous issues will have on the player count as the months go by. If the player count dwindles as a result of these problems it can be hard to earn the trust of some players who may decide to play something else.