Failure to launch: Overwatch 2 flops on Twitch after beta returns without loot drops

The first Overwatch 2 beta went live on April 26 and smashed the game’s existing viewership records on Twitch, peaking at 1,459,208 concurrent viewers—the highest it had ever been—leading many to believe the hype for the long-awaited Blizzard sequel could carry it the distance. However, the second one, which kicked off on June 28, failed to reach those same numbers. According to SullyGnome, it peaked much lower at 98,128 concurrent viewers. A big reason for this is likely because it didn’t have any loot drops.