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Overwatch's Retribution was the game's most popular event yet


 

Overwatch is nearing its two-year anniversary, but the game isn’t getting any less popular. As Activision Blizzard revealed today in its latest earnings report, the most recent in-game event has been the most-played one yet.

The event in question is Retribution, a multiweek event that introduced a new PvE event, a new map, new skins, and new lore to Overwatch. According to the earnings report, Retribution had a “higher participation rate than any prior event.”

Judging by the rest of the report, Overwatch is doing well in other divisions as well.

“The Overwatch League launched its inaugural regular season in January and continues to have strong viewership globally, reaching millions each week, with the playoffs still to come this summer,” the report reads. “This has led to increased engagement for the franchise overall, with combined hours spent playing and watching Overwatch increasing sequentially. The Overwatch League and its partners also introduced new engagement programs, which deliver enhanced viewing experiences.”

Most recently, Overwatch launched brought the Retribution match into the full game as a reworked new map. You can check out EGM’s thoughts as we explore the new map, or play it for yourself in the game live now.

Source: Activision Blizzard

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Overwatch’s Retribution was the game’s most popular event yet

As Overwatch nears its two year anniversary, it's doing better than ever.

By Emma Schaefer | 05/4/2018 02:30 PM PT

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Overwatch is nearing its two-year anniversary, but the game isn’t getting any less popular. As Activision Blizzard revealed today in its latest earnings report, the most recent in-game event has been the most-played one yet.

The event in question is Retribution, a multiweek event that introduced a new PvE event, a new map, new skins, and new lore to Overwatch. According to the earnings report, Retribution had a “higher participation rate than any prior event.”

Judging by the rest of the report, Overwatch is doing well in other divisions as well.

“The Overwatch League launched its inaugural regular season in January and continues to have strong viewership globally, reaching millions each week, with the playoffs still to come this summer,” the report reads. “This has led to increased engagement for the franchise overall, with combined hours spent playing and watching Overwatch increasing sequentially. The Overwatch League and its partners also introduced new engagement programs, which deliver enhanced viewing experiences.”

Most recently, Overwatch launched brought the Retribution match into the full game as a reworked new map. You can check out EGM’s thoughts as we explore the new map, or play it for yourself in the game live now.

Source: Activision Blizzard

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About Emma Schaefer

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Emma’s early gaming was mostly done in secret, as the only gamer in a family of normal people. She still retains skills from this dark period in her life, such as the ability to teleport instantly across the house away from the computer, and holds a gold medal in the Olympic sport of “Hide the Gameboy.” Sorry, Mom, now you know. Find her on Twitter @Emma4EGM