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Is Overwatch 2 down? How to check Overwatch 2 server status

The servers need healing, and you might not be able to jump into Overwatch 2 right now.

Server issues are much more prominent than any fan of video games would like. That being said, things happen, and you can expect that there will be times when you cannot access your favorite multiplayer game.

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For example, while Overwatch 2 is a ton of fun, and we love playing it, you need access to Blizzard’s servers to do anything in the game. This requires an online connection, and the servers need to be working on Blizzard’s side. Here is how you can check if the servers for Overwatch 2 are down.

How to check if there is an Overwatch 2 server outage

As stated above, Overwatch 2 requires you to connect to its servers before you can do anything as simple as viewing your Hero Gallery in the game. There are quite a few places to check if you are having problems getting into the game. However, on April 19, Blizzard is experiencing a DDoS attack, and the server may not operate during this time. You should expect delays and issues while playing the game.

For starters, Blizzard is pretty good about posting messages on the login screen in the bottom left corner if there are issues. This can give you a good idea of what problems you may encounter that day.

If you do not see any message on the Overwatch 2 login screen, we recommend checking the official forums. Members of the team, like Jodie, the Community Manager, will post regular updates here, letting players know what is going on. Additionally, you can check the Blizzard Community Support Twitter page for updates.

Sometimes you may run into server issues that are tied to a particular platform. If that is the case, we recommend checking the following sites for each platform owner to check the servers for their services.

If nothing is found from the above sources, we recommend restarting your platform and internet router and then test your internet. If problems keep arising, contact Blizzard Support.

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Zack Palm is the Senior Writer of Gamepur and has spent over five years covering video games, and earned a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Oregon State University. He spends his free time biking, running tabletop campaigns, and listening to heavy metal. His primary game beats are Pokémon Go, Destiny 2, Final Fantasy XIV, and any newly released title, and he finds it difficult to pull away from any Star Wars game.