Blizzard Entertainment is certainly pleased with the reception from the Overwatch open beta. The developer announced today 9.7 million players logged on for some “intense, competitive action.”
The open beta—which ran from May 3 until May 11—was Blizzard’s biggest ever. Players on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC logged over 4.9 billion minutes, which adds up to over 81 million hours, across 37 million matches. For comparison, just over 2 million people played Gearbox Software’s team-based shooter Battleborn.