Twitch and video games go hand in hand as the streaming platform is used to stream various games online. This platform is extremely useful as the game developers and other famous online gamers use this to promote their games and content. Recently American gaming company Blizzard Entertainment streamed its upcoming game Overwatch 2 on Twitch and it is safe to say that it was a resounding success. This article showers light on this record-breaking Twitch stream.
About Overwatch 2
Developed by Blizzard Entertainment, Overwatch 2 is an action-packed shooting game that is set to release in 2023. But the exact release is still not confirmed by the game developer. Despite this, the game has a sense of buzz around it. This is because it is the sequel to 2016 Overwatch which is a highly successful game.
— IGN (@IGN) May 20, 2021
As mentioned earlier, Overwatch 2 is a shooting game with a first-person perspective. Also, it is a multiplayer game where two teams of five players each go head to head. A point to note here is the change in team size as the 2016 game had six-member teams. Other than this, the game has 32 hero characters divided into three classes namely damage, tank and support classes. A team can choose any of the five characters based on their requirements.
Since Overwatch 2 is nearing completion, Blizzard decided to drop a campaign on Twitch. As promised, the company went live on Twitch to stream its beta version of the game. But, little did they know that this would result in something special. After the stream went live, it reached concurrent views of 1.5 million beating the previous record held by the first game in 2018.
About to get real!
Together we reached over 1.5M concurrent views, the highest day ever for Overwatch on Twitch. Let’s go! pic.twitter.com/bblWCahUYI
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) April 28, 2022
This 1.5 million view is a million more than the previous record which was around 0.4 million. This humongous increase in views is because of an important announcement made by the company. Earlier, Blizzard announced that anyone who watches the stream for more than four hours will be given exclusive access to the beta version. This pushed the gamers across the world to watch the stream which resulted in this incredible record.
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