Almost a million people watched the Overwatch 2 Beta on Twitch: Yesterday, Blizzard released the first beta for Overwatch 2. Since then, the number of people playing the game simultaneously has smashed the previous record for the series, with 1,255,719 people playing at the same time.
According to our sister site Dot Esports, Overwatch as a whole had a peak viewer count of 439,152 on January 1, 2018. This was during the first day of the Overwatch League in January 2018.
Remember that Overwatch 2 is a different game than Overwatch. Some people may have been streaming it under the same category as Overwatch. Even though that was kept in mind, the highly anticipated sequel quickly passed the one million mark.
Many people are coming to watch xQcOW’s stream. He peaked at 185,000 viewers on his channel yesterday and has already beaten that today with more than 211,000 concurrent viewers. The streamer is now the most-watched channel on the service.
People who did not sign up for the Overwatch 2 beta by email still have a chance to play the game’s early stages. For at least four hours, you might be able to get into the game as long as your Battle.net account link to Twitch. Only PC users can take part in the Overwatch 2 beta. It runs until May 17.