Despite having a lot of problems in the beginning, Blizzard is happy that Overwatch 2 has reached an incredible milestone. When it was initially released in 2016, Overwatch swiftly established itself as a significant cultural landmark. Thanks to its varied cast and intriguing world-building, it attracted a wide spectrum of new fans to the first-person shooter genre and exposed FPS aficionados to MOBA-style hero shooters. Even though many people disagreed with the choice to make Overwatch 2 a free-to-play game, players have nonetheless expressed interest.
Blizzard said that over 25 million people had checked in to play Overwatch 2 through the PlayOverwatch Twitter account. Blizzard did not provide details on how it arrived to that figure, although it is likely that 25 million different players have tried the game at some time in the first 10 days after its release. Despite the numerous difficulties the game encountered in its first week that threatened to turn away its fan base, it is commendable of the series to have been able to pull off that astounding amount.
Overwatch 2 saw two DDoS attacks, which exacerbated its extensive server wait problems, and things got off to a terrible start. This issue, which Blizzard specialists finally resolved and which quickly rose to the top of the list of the game’s most known difficulties, was merely the beginning of the game’s problems. Even while the situation is considerably more stable now, some people are still experiencing issues with account merges, a bug where returning Overwatch 2 players unintentionally locked heroes behind the First Time User Experience, Xbox player achievement anomalies, and other concerns.
Blizzard repeatedly apologized during the process of getting the game to function as intended, with the most recent apology promising future double XP weekends and free goodies for Overwatch 2. Throughout Season 1, Blizzard also kept an eye on gameplay for any problems with game balance. Game Director Aaron Keller stated that the majority of the development team is satisfied with the game balance, with the exception of the exploits that caused Bastion and Torbjorn to be removed from the game and a few things they are watching with Zarya, Genji, Sombra, and D. Va.