Overwatch Beta Statistics


If you managed to play Blizzard’s beta Overwatch, which we’re sure a lot of you have based on the statistics we’re about to share then you might be a little surprised at how popular it actually was. More than 9.7 million played the beta

Among the details shared are what characters were preferable  in their respective categories. For Offense, it was unsurprisingly Soldier 76, the white bread of Overwatch characters, that came out on top. For Defense, it was the sniper Widowmaker, while Reinhardt with his mobile shield was the top Tank. Among Supports, Mercy was most popular.


Overwatch allows players to swap characters following a death, something that’s a critical part of winning. (Next time you’re frustrated with Bastion–who died 326 million times during the beta, you might be happy to hear–try getting a Widowmaker to take his head off.) There were a total of 271 million mid-game hero switches, which Blizzard works out to be about eight per match.

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