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Overwatch 2 Goes Offline for Bug Fixes Just Days After Launch

Updated: Oct 10, 2022

Blizzard is already planning to take down the servers for its newly-launched Overwatch 2 game today, just two days after it came out. The downtime is specifically for maintenance purposes, with the developer pushing out some big fixes over two periods.

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Credit: Blizzard

Today in local time, the Overwatch 2 servers will be down from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. and from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. According to Blizzard in a forum post, the first period will be to fix issues related to account merge, login and the First Time User Experience. The second downtime will be to upgrade the game's databases to address player queues.

The company is also telling players on PC to update their client, as the update comes with fixes for some of the known launch bugs such as crashes and black screen issues. The game has also removed phone number requirements for most existing Overwatch players, excluding the requirement for anyone who has played since 9 June 2021.

Among the other bugs that Blizzard has acknowledged include being unable to invite friends, language inconsistencies and falling through the map when spawning in Bounty Hunter Arcade mode. The developer said it will be working on resolving these issues.

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Credit: Blizzard

The free-to-play sequel of the popular hero shooter went online on Wednesday on PC, PS4, PS5 and Nintendo Switch. It supports both crossplay and cross-progression and comes with three new heroes and six new maps.

On the day of its launch, it already experienced a DDoS attack on its servers as confirmed by the company's president, Mike Ybarra. Just a few hours later, Overwatch 2's game director revealed that they were facing a second DDoS attack.

  • Blizzard is taking down the servers of Overwatch 2 twice on Friday to roll out fixes for certain bugs.

  • The developer also listed out all the known issues and said it's working on resolving them.

  • Overwatch 2 experienced two DDoS attacks on its launch day.

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