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The original story (as of August 22, 2019) follows:
Overwatch was released on May 26, 2016 and since then the game has been doing quite well among the fans. Overwatch is a multiplayer first-person shooter game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. The game features more than 30 playable characters.
Characters were further categorized into the following roles: Tank, Damage, and Support. Recently, Blizzard added a new character or hero to the Overwatch game. New hero Sigma is an astrophysicist whose science experiment goes awry, making him a living weapon.
The new hero has quite interesting abilities and the players try to find the best of this new hero. We have covered all the abilities of this new Sigma hero in the article below. But before that, let’s talk about a recent server or connection issue affecting North American Overwatch players.
Over the past three days, Overwatch players in the North American region have been experiencing connection issues, “lost server”, and being unable to connect. Blizzard CS – The Americas The Twitter account also shared a tweet regarding the issue on August 19. Take a look at the official tweet below.
However, today Blizzard confirmed that the connection issues have been resolved. If players are still having connection issues, they should troubleshoot the game. Take a look at the tweet where Blizzard confirmed that the issue has been resolved.
If you are on Xbox One or PS4 console, you can follow the troubleshooting guide mentioned below to fix the connection issues. The troubleshooting steps below cover issues such as unable to connect to Overwatch on console, high latency, lag, Overwatch dropping, and game server connection failure.
- If you are using a wireless connection, optimize your internet connection to rule out a connection issue.
- Check your network configuration for any issues with your firewall, router, or port settings.
- Reset your network devices to make sure your router hasn’t been flooded with data.
- Run your console’s built-in connection test (PlayStation 4) (Xbox One).
- Select Show Network Statistics from the Options > Video menu to view connection information. Diagnosing Overwatch Network Issues The article defines each statistic with possible troubleshooting steps.
- Use your console’s web browser to run a mirror test. This will help determine if the problem is between your console and our servers.
For a quick refresher, Sigma (from Kuiper’s Dr. Siebren) gains the power to control gravity when one of his science experiments goes awry. The Sigma tank hero has some pretty cool abilities including Hyperspheres, Kinetic Grasp, Accretion, Experimental Barrier. His ultimate ability is Gravitic Flux. You can learn more about Sigma by going here.
Update 1 (09 April 2020)
10:30 a.m. (IST): Looks like Overwatch is down and not working as of this writing. In addition to user reports on Twitter, the Down detector has also transmits server connection problems.
Update 2 (May 30, 2022)
11:59 a.m. (IST): Many users are now reports that Overwatch is currently down or not working for them. Moreover, the reports on Downdetector also confirm the same.
Update 3 (June 1, 2022)
6:32 p.m. (IST): It looks like the recent Overwatch outage has been resolved as we haven’t come across any new user reports on Descent detector.
Update 4 (October 3, 2022)
10:06 a.m. (IST): Many gamers have taken to Twitter to report that the monitoring servers are currently down or not working for them.
However, Overwatch support has confirmed that the server has gone down for good.
We’re celebrating our transition to the next chapter with #SeeYouOnTheOtherSide! Use the hashtag to share your favorite Overwatch 1 memories and get ready for what the future holds! 🎉 Gameplay highlights, your favorite cinematic, a fun story – we want to see it all 👀 (Source)
Update 5 (October 5, 2022)
09:02 (IST): Many Overwatch 2 players have taken to Twitter to report that the waiters acted up. Some say they can’t get into the game while others say they keep getting disconnected.
Well I’m disappointed I only played 2 overwatch games and got disconnected after each one then waited in queue for an hour due to bad servers (Source)
I was hoping to come home and play a bit after work and what I found was “40,000 queues” and “Server error, go fuck yourself with another 40,000 queue” (Source)
Several hours ago, Blizzard Customer Support also confirmed that they are aware of the “Unexpected Server Error” issue reported by players.
[#OW2] We are aware that some players are encountering an unexpected server error message when trying to connect. This is under development. Thank you for your patience! (Source)
10:17 a.m. (IST): According to President of Blizzard, game servers are down due to a massive DDoS attack. However, the team is working hard to fix it.
Update 6 (October 6, 2022)
11:04 a.m. (IST): Blizzard Support has released a statement updating players on the current situation with game servers and ongoing issues.
Additionally, they are working to resolve server issues due to which players are having connection issues and other issues. You can view the full announcement here.
Update 7 (October 7, 2022)
10:08 a.m. (IST): Many Overwatch 2 players have adopted Twitter to report that the game is currently down or not working for them and they receive error code LC-208.
Update 8 (October 11, 2022)
08:45 (IST): Server issues continue to trouble users as once again gamers have taken to Twitter and Downdetector to report that they cannot play the game.
I won my overwatch 2 comp match just when the servers went down 🎊💀 (Source)
Where are my free skins for these crap servers #Overwatch2 @PlayOverwatch (Source)
Luckily, this is scheduled maintenance, as confirmed by the team via the game’s official Twitter account.
We will take #Overwatch2 offline at 8:00 PM PT for approximately 1 hour. (Source)
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