The company took to twitter to announce this news this past Friday and to also thank its many many fans for their support.
Its growth is actually quite astounding as we have only recently passed the one year mark since the game launched. To be more specific we are three months passed the year mark; and though we have not been given an exact number, gaining over five million new players in that short time frame is outstanding.
Since the game came out Overwatch was very well received and instantly garnered a decent sized player base. It has easily become one of the most popular FPS games in the past few years. It is easy to see why with is interesting character design, engaging gameplay and the wonderful take on a futuristic Earth.
Recently Overwatch released a new PvE event called Uprising. Here the players take control of either Mercy, Reinhardt, Torbjörn, or Tracer to combat an Omnic, well, uprising in Kings Row. This also happens to be Tracer’s first official overwatch mission.