Overwatch 2 Has Generated Over $225 Million In Revenue, Exceeding Forecast By 130%

The metrics have surpassed everyone's expectations.

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  • As per new findings on a dev’s LinkedIn profile, Overwatch 2 has earned over $225 million in revenue.
  • The forecast and various internal goals set by the devs have also been exceeded by over a huge 130%.
  • The metrics show that the title has been a massive success for the devs despite having negative ratings.

Overwatch 2 came with a bundle of caveats that made it seem like the FPS would soon be dead on arrival. However, it did not end up being the case; the game has defied the odds and the prevailing stance of the users online, proving to be a highly successful project for the devs. As located by researcher Timur222 on Twitter, the LinkedIn profile of Blizzard’s Sam Saliba revealed the F2P title has yielded over $225 million in revenue so far.

The LinkedIn profile highlights the various feats already earned by Overwatch 2.
The LinkedIn profile highlights the various feats already earned by Overwatch 2.

The sequel has done great when it comes to reaching the required numbers. It drove over 50 million active users along with the revenue and stayed trending on major social media and Google searches for a long while. However, the biggest surprise here is that Overwatch 2 exceeded forecasts and key performance indicators (internal goals) by an astounding 130%. Although, it is unclear when these numbers were last updated.

To give some context on why these feats are such a big deal, Overwatch 2 was perceived as a glorified DLC by the fans as soon as it was revealed. The loyal OW players questioned the need for a sequel in the first place. As a result, it did not take long for it to end up riddled with negative reviews soon after its arrival on Steam. The overwhelmingly negative player reception turned it into one of the worst-rated games on the storefront.

Overwatch 2 leaves much to be desired to become a worthy sequel.
Overwatch 2 leaves much to be desired to become a worthy sequel.

However, the FPS has also enjoyed a lot of acclaim despite the complaints. It surpassed over 25 million users in just ten days after launch. The constant stream of daily players across all platforms in Overwatch 2 has also played a major role in meeting the reported metrics. 

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The FPS was released in early access on October 4, 2022, before launching alongside the Sixth season on August 10, 2023. It can be played on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, and PC. eXputer’s Muhammad Haris Umer rated Overwatch 2 with a 2.8/5 score in his review, criticizing it for lackluster content and overloaded servers but praised for fast-paced and balanced gameplay.

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Shameer Sarfaraz is a Senior News Writer on eXputer who loves to keep up with the gaming and entertainment industries devoutly. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and several years of experience reporting on games. Besides his passion for breaking news stories, Shahmeer loves spending his leisure time farming away in Stardew Valley. VGC, IGN, GameSpot, Game Rant, TheGamer, GamingBolt, The Verge, NME, Metro, Dot Esports, GameByte, Kotaku Australia, PC Gamer, and more have cited his articles.

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