Overwatch 2: connection problems, queue – current status of servers



The fact that a large multiplayer title has long wait times and connection issues at first shouldn’t really surprise anyone anymore. The very high influx of curious players almost inevitably forces the servers to kneel. But with Overwatch 2 there is currently a massive DDoS attack, as the developers claim.

In this article we will keep you updated on how the situation is evolving and let you know as soon as there is a light at the end of the queue.

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Overwatch 2: Current server situation

Update from October 5th at 6:33 pm: We are once again seeing a queue of 30,000 to 40,000 players ahead of us at peak hours. Experience has shown that it takes about half an hour to wait for such a queue. The developers recently said they have recorded another DDoS attack.

Server and stability issues are also still being worked on:

Wir arbeiten derzeit an Serverproblemen und Stabilität. Wir möchten euch für eure Geduld danken und bitten euch @BlizzardCSEU_DE zu folgen, um euch über die Situation auf dem Laufenden zu halten.

— Overwatch (@OverwatchDE) October 5, 2022



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The night of the release seemed the same to us as tonight:








Connection problems and crashes: Numerous players complain about disconnections or game crashes after fighting in the queue. There is currently nothing you can do about the “Connection Lost” or “Server Error” error messages, except wait – according to Blizzard President Mike Ybarra, the main reason for this is a DDoS attack on Overwatch 2.

Development teams are currently working feverishly to get the problem under control, he writes on Twitter:

Unfortunately we are experiencing a mass DDoS attack on our servers. Teams are working hard to mitigate/manage. This is causing a lot of drop/connection issues. https://t.co/4GwrfHEiBE

— Mike Ybarra (@Qwik) October 4, 2022



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Overwatch 2 game director Aaron Keller states this gradually progress in the fight against attackers achieve Work all night to bring the situation back under control:

We’re steadily making progress on server issues and stability, as well as working through a second DDoS attack. We’re all hands on deck and will continue to work throughout the night. Thank you for your patience – we’ll share more info as it becomes available.

— Aaron Keller (@aaronkellerOW) October 5, 2022



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Bug: On the GameStar forum, some of you are reporting that some heroes aren’t unlocked in Overwatch 2 even if you own them in Overwatch. Our freelance author Mathias Diedrich is also interested. We suspect a connection to current server issues and will notify you as soon as Blizzard comments on this error. So don’t buy the Battle Pass right away if you’ve already unlocked the content in the previous version.

It is currently unknown who is responsible for the DDoS attack. At least there is no information about it.

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Activision Blizzard is currently facing a lawsuit over alleged sexism and unequal treatment of female employees. If complaints play a role in your purchase decision, we have summarized all the information on the sexism lawsuit in a detailed article for you. You can read about our attitude and consequences on the trials in a leading article on the Blizzard scandal by GameStar Editor-in-Chief Heiko Klinge.

Overwatch 2 is not without controversy among fans, especially since the first Overwatch was shut down when the new shooter was released. And permanently recorded voice chat doesn’t just have fans:

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Are you currently experiencing connection problems with Overwatch 2 as well? Were you able to enter the game, and if so, was the connection stable? Feel free to write it down in the comments.

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