Overwatch Summer Games Hit With Server & Maintenance Issues

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The Overwatch Summer Games 2017 has officially begun and already it’s been hit with a fair amount of issues. Having only launched officially a little over an hour ago, users are reporting in mass a variety of issues from not being able to login in, games disconnecting, or matches never being found. This is spread across all versions of Overwatch, but the most notable is on the PS4 and Xbox One iterations of Overwatch.

Currently, players are stuck at the title screen with the game telling them they are in a queue. However, the numbers rarely ever seem to go down and players, myself included, are being told that there are upwards of 100,000 people in front of you. This can be a bit frustrating, but there is currently nothing the console people can do. We recommend simply backing out of the game and returning a few minutes after the maintenance has concluded. Banging your head against a number that’s never going to budge won’t solve anything. There has been no word from Blizzard in regards to when this maintenance is scheduled to conclude. However, the game does recommend you restart your game client, so try that once and awhile before trying to rejoin.

Blizzard is also aware of the Lucioball issues with players attempting to join games. This most likely ties into the maintenance of the game itself, but also the overwhelming number of people trying to join the game at once. These connection issues are on Blizzard’s side so don’t bother resetting your router or internet, it won’t change the current issues. All you can do right now is wait until these issues have been resolved. We will keep you updated as these Overwatch problems are resolved.

Update 1 – 4:15 p.m. EST

Blizzard has released another tweet stating that they are still working to resolve the login issue and the Lucioball connection problems. No timeframe for the fix has been given yet.

Update 2 – 5:13 p.m. EST

The maintenance has officially concluded and was announced via the Blizzard Customer Support Twitter account. However, the Lucioball issues still haven’t been completely resolved so hold off on playing competitive Lucioball until these problems are sorted out. If you get booted mid-game it will count as a loss.

Update 3 – 6:36 p.m. EST

Blizzard is still working on resolving the issues surrounding Lucioball and its queues. No word on when they expect it to be finished, so again try holding off on playing Competitive Lucioball for now.

Update 4 – 8:47 p.m. EST

It appears that Blizzard has finished their work on the servers and will be watching for any future problems.