Overwatch 2 Server Status: How to Check if OW2 is Down

Here's some help with server issues in Overwatch 2.
Here's some help with server issues in Overwatch 2. / Activision Blizzard

Players are bound to face server issues in online games at some point. That’s just the life of an online gamer, especially when hundreds of players play simultaneously. Overwatch 2 is no exception. Blizzard’s FPS could stop working for several reasons. Here’s how to check the status of Overwatch 2 servers.    

When Do Overwatch 2 Servers Usually Go Down?

Servers typically go down when developers conduct maintenance on games or release a new patch. They usually take a few minutes and require players to restart the game. 

The Blizzard Customer Support social media account and Battle.net support page announce updates on server statuses, maintenance schedules, and patch launches. 

How to Check Overwatch 2 Server Status

One of the most popular ways to check if Overwatch 2 is down is by using Downdetector. This site allows players to log in issues they’re having with a game. Users can specify whether the problems are server connections, logins, gameplay, or something else. The website also shows all reported outages in the last 24 hours and percentages of the most reported issues. 

Users will typically update others when Overwatch 2 is down. Visit the Overwatch 2 subreddit or Discord to get the latest server news. Players will also find server information on the Overwatch 2 forum

Players can also check server statuses according to consoles through these links:

How to Fix Overwatch 2 Server Connection Error

There’s nothing people can do about down servers caused by Blizzard. But if there’s something wrong on a player’s end, they can do some things to get Overwatch 2 running again. Players can try these options to reconnect to servers:

  1. Restart the game.
  2. Restart the PC.
  3. Restart the router.
  4. Uninstall and reinstall the Battle.net Desktop App.
  5. Use the repair function for Overwatch.
  6. Check the internet provider.

If nothing works, players may have to contact customer support. Visit our official Overwatch page to get the latest news about the FPS.