Overwatch 2 will likely be the top game on Twitch today – but should it be?


The Overwatch 2 beta is finally here and players can, at last, get a taste of how the hero shooter plays. With such a long gap between announcement and release, as well as a two-year pause on updates to the original Overwatch, there’s been an understandable drop in player numbers and viewers on Twitch. It’s fallen behind competitors, such as Valorant. The question is, will the sequel bring that audience back?

If the first day of the Overwatch 2 beta is anything to go by, the answer is a resounding “Yes”. At one point last night, Overwatch was the most viewed category on Twitch. It peaked at a staggering 510,000 concurrent viewers, the most it’s ever had. It’s looking likely it’ll peak even higher today. Can we believe the numbers, though?


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