How many people are playing Overwatch 2? Player counter (December 2022)

Published: 2022-12-27T23:40:00

Updated: 2022-12-27T23:41:13

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

After months of hype, Overwatch 2 has had a very successful launch. Despite some early server issues and issues with some of the game’s heroes, Blizzard has welcomed many new and old players since its arrival on October 4.

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

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So, how’s the sequel faring now that it’s out in the wild? We have a breakdown of Overwatch 2 player count statistics here.

Updated December 27, 2022, with player count information.

An image of the Overwatch characters Torbjorn and Tracer.Blizzard Entertainment

Overwatch 2 broke records in the days following its launch.

Do we know the number of active players of Overwatch 2?

Blizzard doesn’t publish the exact number of players across all editions of the game, so we’ll have to turn to a third party to make an educated guess.

According to active player, Overwatch 2 currently averages 2,071,903 players per day, and in total 23,021,147 active users in the month of December.

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

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

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

For additional context, here are some other notable game totals for active players as of 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 keep this page updated every month to bring you the latest Overwatch 2 player stats. So be sure to check back here to find out how many people are playing Overwatch 2.

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