Overwatch reaches Twitch viewing peak after Overwatch 2 beta opens – IGN 2022-04-26 18:48:21


Long period of development Monitor 2 The live PvP beta finally went live this afternoon. Soon after launch, the first Overwatch broke the previous record for total Twitch viewership in just a matter of hours.

In honor of the supplemental beta, several high-profile broadcasters such as Lirik, Myth, and most notably, xQc broadcast the first Overwatch. The game peaked at around 450,000 views today, and xQc collected over 150,000 views for Overwatch alone.

Overwatch fans were dying to see if they had been selected for the Overwatch 2 PVP beta. The only way to gain access to a beta key is to watch partner broadcasters for a certain period of time while linking your Blizzard battle.net account on Twitch. Lucky users can choose a trial key for PC only until May 17th.

In a tweet from Nathan Grayson from The Washington PostAccording to sources, Overwatch has suffered from Activision Blizzard’s aggressive demands for both its esports sequel and league. company Well-reported workplace lawsuits It didn’t help either, and there have been several high-profile exits from the company in the past several years.

Screenshots from Overwatch 2 PvP Beta

With over fifty million units sold in the original Overwatch, there’s plenty riding on Blizzard to develop a worthy sequel. For years, Overwatch fans have been seeing issues from hero releases being delayed to watching Jeff Kaplan, the original game director for Overwatch, has left the company Exactly exactly one year ago.

Christian Angelis is a freelance writer for IGN.