A new developer update for Overwatch confirmed that the game has now amassed 40 million players, while it also has some details About the New Revealed
Overwatch Jeff Kaplan was featured in the video and began discussing the upcoming anniversary event. The event, which begins on May 22, marks the biennial anniversary of Overwatch and will feature new skins, a map and more. Kaplan took advantage of this moment to reveal details about the high number of new players, which include more than 40 million active players.
"It's super exciting for us, we now have over 40 million players, which is incredible," said Kaplan. "And this is a great opportunity for us, the Overwatch team, to celebrate all of you and the amazing things you've done for the game, all the great content you've created for the game So we've planned a lot of special stuff for this event. "
Kaplan then discussed the new card Overwatch which will get Deathmatch players, a free card called Petra. So far, the only details known about the map were that it would be a deathmatch option and would be called Petra, but Kaplan shared a little more information on the map while referring to some sort of massive
"Petra is beautiful, and there are some really fun gameplay elements," Kaplan continued. "For example, there is a huge
Kaplan added that the map is well suited for different types of heroes, both for long-distance runners and those who prefer to be close in the battles.
Kaplan also unveiled a new loot box that will be available during the anniversary event. This anniversary loot box always contains a jubilee item and also has the option to include another item from a Overwatch past seasonal events. These loot boxes allow players to receive items left behind during the Summer Games and other Overwatch events.
Overwatch's Anniversary Event begins on May 22nd and ends on June 1