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Overwatch has surpassed 40 million players

Overwatch has surpassed 40 million players

And beyond new anniversary skins, players can look forward to a whole new free-for-all Deathmatch map called Petra. Now, though, it looks as if the company has even more reason to commemorate the occasion, as Blizzard recently announced that the game has surpassed more than 40 million players since launch.

Blizzard's successful online hero shooter Overwatch is having its two-year anniversary later this month, and fans are expecting something special, but before that, the development team has something else to share.

Game director Jeff Kaplan made the announcement via a video last night, outlining some of the plans for this year's anniversary. "And this is a great opportunity for us, the Overwatch team, to celebrate you all and the wonderful things you've done for the game, all the awesome content you've created for the game".

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"Petra is attractive", Kaplan said during Wednesday's Developer Update video. "We think you'll find that very fun".

Kaplan then moved on to discussing the new Overwatch map that Deathmatch players will get, a free-for-all map called Petra. There's parts of the map that are great for open, long-range heroes.

The second Overwatch Anniversary Event will run as from next Tuesday, 22 May 2018, to 12 June 2018 on all platforms. Players logging during the event will receive a bonus Legendary loot box, guaranteeing one Legendary item. Included is a range of new content such as over 50 cosmetic items, a new death match map, and all previous seasonal cosmetic items. This means events such as Halloween Terror and Winter Wonderland will be available again plus all seasonal brawls like Lucioball and Yeti Hunt are coming back.


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