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Overwatch is a team-based multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. It was released in May 2016 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Players on a team work together to secure and defend control points on a map.

 Problems detected at Overwatch

Overwatch problems in the last 24 hours

Overwatch Outage Chart

February 16: Problems at Overwatch

Overwatch is having issues since 10:00 AM AEST. Are you also affected? Leave a message in the comments.

Most Reported Problems:

  • Sign in (56.76%)
  • Online Play (16.22%)
  • Matchmaking (13.51%)
  • Glitches (5.41%)
  • Game Crash (5.41%)
  • Hacking / Cheating (2.70%)

Overwatch Outage Map

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Overwatch Issues Reports

Latest outage, problems and issue reports in social media:
  • tonkidont Wilburt Tonkidont (@tonkidont) reported

    @Blizzard_Ent what ******** I got removed for inactivity in overwatch because I suck at your dumb ass game. FIX THIS SHIT

  • MichaelMKMiller Mckenzie Miller (@MichaelMKMiller) reported

    @KING_mykL Unfollowed and Unsubscribed. You’re apart of the problem in Overwatch. Continue to kill the game with this toxic bull. Hopefully your career dies with Overwatch.

  • GTElephant Crash Translation (@GTElephant) reported

    @adurdin Ah OK, I didn't realise there was no pointer, that's stupid. Overwatch, Apex Legends, etc have radial menus with an opaque solid colour pointer so it's fairly trivial to select an option rapidly without making an error.

  • GTElephant Crash Translation (@GTElephant) reported

    @adurdin Ah OK, I didn't realise there was no pointer, that's stupid. Overwatch, Apex Legends, etc have radial menus with a opaque solid colour pointer so it's fairly trivial to select an option rapidly without making an error.

  • ShwayNorris Shway Norris (@ShwayNorris) reported

    @ZebratheMeatMC @king_blackthorn @Theswweet @Keladinus1 @derSLNC @pcgamer This. Overwatch has been around for less then 4 years and is absolutely hemorrhaging players. TF2, does not have this problem.

  • MayorofSlamtown Pepsi-Man Strikes Again (@MayorofSlamtown) reported

    @orangekissess Overwatch is so dead, you're clinging onto empty hope if you think it's gonna get better. They're probably gonna release like, characters every 3-5 months, an assload of skins, and like, 2 maps without actually addressing problems.

  • llde_x ❤️~chilldex3~❤️ (@llde_x) reported

    1:40am...controller half broken... Still playing overwatch....

  • PeterGray0 peter (@PeterGray0) reported

    £40/month for 200mbs internet and I still lag out of overwatch games and get banned. The WiFi chips in launch Ps4s are awful

  • JuliaHankins_ ♡ Julia ♡ (@JuliaHankins_) reported from Nashville, Tennessee

    Maybe Overwatch should fix their game first before they continue realeasing toys and other shit. That game is dying and they’re letting it.

  • AbhoraTyler Abhora (@AbhoraTyler) reported

    Goats in overwatch league is high key a problem it’s so stale and I hate it periodt

  • ruby_ebook faker ruby (@ruby_ebook) reported

    fix overwatch mmr loss 2k17

  • MHCalista 《♡ ¢αℓιѕтα ♡》 (@MHCalista) reported

    Person with the "overwatch is gay" sign in the crowd you're so valid

  • KamenSpider Bumblebee Stan #1 (@KamenSpider) reported

    @LivingRangerKey They're also licensing Marvel Legends which don't really have that problem. And the talked-of Overwatch figures, another license brand, are ALSO being said to have effect parts and alternate hands.

  • Ahraneas Ahraneas (@Ahraneas) reported

    @nvidia Still driver issues in Overwatch. Fix it! I tried last two drivers. I get sick of it. Fix it or i will stop buying Nvidia (no joke). This is trash.

  • TrashcanManOW Greglasciraptor (@TrashcanManOW) reported

    @ThatLatteCup Hello as as a member of the Overwatch community. Please don't play this hero. She literally has no counter and is broken beyond belief. But I got you fam

  • AlmightyLoli TheAlmightyLoli (@AlmightyLoli) reported

    @RantingF Overwatch characters were revealed as gay when Blizzard was caught in major controversies. They don't care about your issues. Blizzard sees you as a scapegoat.

  • jungheecheols 📷 (@jungheecheols) reported

    Really frustrating because I didn't exactly want to spend my whole day off trying to fix this...kinda wanted to like PLAY OVERWATCH

  • cosmic_kirby CosmicKirby (@cosmic_kirby) reported

    @DunsparceDiglet @pcgamer I forget which youtube video I heard it from first. But a good chunk of Overwatch's balancing and meta problems would be easier to address if there was a Draft phase and no switching allowed. As it is, certain answer-all and answer-only characters are stuck.

  • Quiet_OW Quiet (@Quiet_OW) reported

    This is a Public Service Announcement for every Overwatch player

  • cavitehazel Lea (@cavitehazel) reported

    altho my Dead by Daylight game was a stressful one, Overwatch made it the opposite. also, tried Apex Legends it was hella fun but i'll have to fix the problem of it exiting randomly!

  • hoseokspout m♡호석&유타 (@hoseokspout) reported

    i wanted to play overwatch but my game kept lagging :[

  • PANDAHEROTV ライアン (@PANDAHEROTV) reported

    @Pandah_xD_ @7RingsSoon @essie_ @c1nwa @PlayApex Usually most FPS games like Overwatch for example gives you de-syncing when you are getting issues with your character, making it look like you teleport in random places but you're actually still in the original spot.

  • mkL_OW Mikael Skjønhaug (@mkL_OW) reported

    @raegarooni Who the players are or why they got picked up. My second problem is that the people reading the power rankings also don't know that it's either for fun or from someone who is uneducated in certain aspects of t2 Overwatch. 2/2

  • lewdkier 🔞Lewdkier_🔞 (@lewdkier) reported

    @BigBootyWitches Honestly, that was my first problem with overwatch in the early stages. I was afraid of maining. Then it became real later on. It's made so you dont have to be locked into one character. They gave us the option to switch heroes, I thought hero switching would be meta tbh.

  • popiiko NATIONAL IDIOT HOURS (@popiiko) reported

    i've lost connection from the overwatch server 4 times in the past 3 hours and this never ever has happened so consistently i can't tell if it's a problem with the ovw or :/

  • DailyMills cw harassment squad (@DailyMills) reported

    I'm real tired of Tom constantly making out with Josh (formerly 'Overwatch #1'). We must fix this, hopefully with 16 year old

  • josh14364629 josh (@josh14364629) reported

    @Blizzard_Ent i have been playing a lot of overwatch recently and a lot of the time when i open a loot box it zooms in a lot more then normal please look into this and fix it blizzard thanks

  • excitedforjoker PLAY FFIX (Mason) (@excitedforjoker) reported

    Also to make matters worse with 2 pcs in a row not working at all after putting so much money into them, I hopped on PS4 Overwatch and got shit on by Widowmaker 4 games in a row. I'm so sick of her in every game, she makes the game unfun single-handedly and has 0 real counters.

  • ITerrorFunI Big John (Jaye) (@ITerrorFunI) reported

    Ok this is probs an unpopular opinion but hear me out, Quick Play in Overwatch is rigged "team balancing" is not a thing in quick play hell even sometimes in ranked it's the same, Blizzard need to fix this it's disgusting.

  • azninsect azninsect 🐞 (@azninsect) reported

    Dafran supporters are part of the problem with Overwatch #OWL2019

  • _Turul_ Dylan (@_Turul_) reported

    Glad Overwatch league is back, but Outlaws looks exactly the same as season 1. High level play followed by chokes and bad comp picks. Consistency is their biggest issue.

  • ScottEvil7 GiveMeTheFuckingMic (@ScottEvil7) reported

    @alexhauptmusic @ValisJohnny @BrittanySomeone @RantingF So long as they aren't shoving it down someone's face, I don't care. Problem is, there's no story in Overwatch. If there was story bits that explained how and why he's that way, that would be more than enough to justify it. Make them likeable through story and I'd give 0 *****.

  • TrippyJing TrippyJing (@TrippyJing) reported

    I've yet to play Overwatch since I bought it two years ago I was definitely planning to, but it was around that time my wrist started giving me problems and I stopped playing FPSes altogether my wrist is better now, but FPSes in general have fallen out of my rotation

  • brandondunlop1 Rusty92 (@brandondunlop1) reported

    @LemonKiwi_ The play overwatch dev team can't even admit that they ****** up with the original version of Brigitte, they told the community to get used to it and to just counter the broken hero. Yet here we are, Nerf after Nerf after Nerf, and she is still bullshit in the game.

  • TheArkMan Noah (@TheArkMan) reported

    I’m just trying to watch overwatch league but I have the worst service rn :/ #OWL2019 @overwatchleague

  • fuyang__ Fu Yang (@fuyang__) reported

    playing @PlayApex reminded me of the time when @PlayOverwatch was good and I played it until I was tired. Whenever I stream OW now i get exhausted quickly, but i managed to stream 10 hrs of Apex yesterday. i love overwatch still but its not as fun. fix your game / community:)

  • Paul_0702_ Paul (@Paul_0702_) reported

    @TrueDaddyIssues I have the same problem playing Overwatch

  • ShiroJiki SkydivingNude👉👉 (@ShiroJiki) reported

    @EkScarlett It sucks it's why whenever I get the urge to go back it's like nope it'll be ass once I return. Overwatch needs to fix itself 😖 props to people who play everyday

  • TTVOhIMissed 𝕆𝕙 𝕀 𝕄𝕚𝕤𝕤𝕖𝕕 (@TTVOhIMissed) reported

    Well I think it is now 100% official. I am done with Overwatch. You took to long to fix your game, I'm going over to Apex legends. They know how teamwork is supposed to be done!

  • RichMyst3r B-Rich (@RichMyst3r) reported

    If Blizzard blames me 1 more god damn time for the game not working right I will officially walk away from OverWatch. I love the game, but when the game says "Timeout connecting to blizzard services" and they do nothing but blame your end and not there's it pisses me off.

  • TechnoBozGaming TechnoBoz (@TechnoBozGaming) reported

    Sorry had to cut stream short so abruptly but my internet is having some issues -.- Will be back Sunday, 6pm GMT for more Overwatch though @RadiantEsports #Overwatch #SupportSmallStreamers #SupportAllStreamers #WeAreRadiant

  • brandondunlop1 Rusty92 (@brandondunlop1) reported

    @LemonKiwi_ People are tired of being ignored. If you think that people already haven't provided constructive criticism and ideas to fix Overwatch then you're either ignorant or an idiot.

  • giga_puddin Charlie 🏅🥇 (@giga_puddin) reported

    Unfortunately there’s no stream today, having some issues with my pc and with my overwatch

  • TalesOfTheLee BunNGunLee (@TalesOfTheLee) reported

    @ShinGokaiRed Trying to use the community as literal shields is a big problem. Not even adding into the fact that generally speaking, nothing about any of the Overwatch characters matters. They're all just picks in an arena shooter. Dude's not gonna spawn in and shout "Boy I love ****."

  • tIouelIie diamond (@tIouelIie) reported

    overwatch needs to fix their queue settings so im not being put into games that have already ended or that are about to end it’s annoying

  • UncleHox Rico Código de Homie™ (HHH) (@UncleHox) reported

    @illuganati Pretty much. I love that game. But I stopped taking it serious once I realized how broken the ranked system is. It's a good try. But needs improvement. Overwatch league is good bread tho

  • pnkhrs Edge Lord™ (@pnkhrs) reported

    If they make overwatch free to play they better make it where one person can have 1 acct or were gonna have an abundance of smurfs on PC and well the smurf issue on console have never been addressed smile 🙃

  • Vaelyos_ebooks Vaebot. (@Vaelyos_ebooks) reported

    Pugging Overwatch is a problem with your microsoft account

  • nutheadgee Nat the Self Insert Smut Writer (@nutheadgee) reported

    @stichomancery bigotry is a trip. I've been soft blacklisted in Overwatch because I tackle these issues in my fics, I call out their BNFs for their pretentious mining of SJW points. They really don't care and use social cap to ostracise.

  • FrostJager1 FrostJäger1 (@FrostJager1) reported

    @overwatchleague @PlayOverwatch we have a big problem with the Overwatch league sadly to say but people thought we are getting tokkes like the last season and its not the case so we THE community want atleast 100 league tokkens like the lastYear and the watchtime for europe isBad

  • JSpanazi Juan Spanazi (@JSpanazi) reported

    @RantingF The issue with Overwatch is that characters are being said to be gay or bi almost 4 years after the characters were announced to fill current year diversity quotas. This is no different than a writer saying your slash fic isn't cannon and never will be.

  • insomnimoni moni ✨ (@insomnimoni) reported

    @waifumochi don’t be fooled the balancing team for riot sucks and they keep making op champs and don’t really fix champs that are already op, but i stil enjoy it better than overwatch tbh

  • trevorh2000 Trevvy_h (@trevorh2000) reported

    @DrippToxic @BlizzardCS Another update, after watching all the games yesterday, on the website, going through my consoles overwatch "tune in" section, and on twitch on my ipad, about 5 hours of time, I got 3 tokens :/ Hopefully I get the rest later today, or they just fix it soon.

  • deanna_pokora Deanna Pokora (@deanna_pokora) reported

    Nothing says fun like @overwatch taking some SR when I couldn’t even connect to a game because of a game error 🙄

  • ruby_ebook faker ruby (@ruby_ebook) reported

    fix overwatch mmr loss 2k17

  • osireion stan 👾 (@osireion) reported

    can't play #Overwatch long enough to finish 3 games because I keep getting the "rendering device lost" error message. my PC isn't even overclocked or overheating anymore.

  • isaNeatSymbol Tomer (@isaNeatSymbol) reported

    Hello @BlizzardCSEU_EN! I have recently been having a problem, and the problem is that my team cannot hear me in voice chat, even though there is the sound that confirms my team can hear me. And my mic is working on other softwares, just not in Overwatch. Thanks in advance. :)

  • Primey_ *•.¸♡ 𝐵𝓇𝒾𝒶𝓃 ♡¸.•* (@Primey_) reported

    For 2019 they changed how you get Overwatch League Tokens. And the system is still broken. It's three tokens every hour, last night was 8 hours long and I had it opened for all 8 hours yet I only got 3 tokens.

  • elk Elk (@elk) reported

    @MonteCristo fair, i also have issue with the point between pre match prepping vs how much gets said, planned, and changed mid game in OWL or overwatch at any competitive level. if you didnt mean it that way thats my bad but its how i took it, the clip i saw could also be out of context 👍

  • Mid_NightJay FluffyWerePup (@Mid_NightJay) reported

    @PawsAndMaws Let me know next time you down for gaming need to do overwatch again, apex legends or smash I'm usually free alot if not working night shifts <3

Overwatch Most Common Errors

List of the most commonly reported error codes and fixes:
  • bc-101
  • bc-124
  • bc-152
  • BLZBNTAGT00000BB8
  • BLZBNTBNA000003E8
  • BLZBNTBTS00000028
  • BLZOWPAY10200162
  • lc-202