Blizzard has announced that Overwatch has now surpassed 35 million players, and it thanked its ‘bunch of misfits and freaks’ as it celebrated the frankly ridiculous player count.

Overwatch has been growing at a fairly steady clip, and this most recent milestone is a testament to the game’s continuing popularity. It was only announced last August that the game had reached a whopping 15 million players, and followed this up with a not to be scoffed at 25 million by January of this year. 

Blizzard hasn’t revealed exactly how many copies of the game have sold, and it’s probably including players that’ve taken part in the frequent Overwatch free weekends that’ve taken place. But still, 35 million. Not too shabby.

At this moment in time, however, the game’s annual Halloween Terror event is going on, and it’s brought along some fancy new outfits, as well as the co-operative brawl mode Junkenstein’s Revenge. No doubt sales of the game will continue to grow and, with the Christmas season fast approaching, perhaps we’ll see the player count surpass 40 million by the end of the year.

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