How To Fix Overwatch Errors, Server Issues, Crashes, Performance Issues


Overwatch was recently released for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The game is a new first person shooter developed by Blizzard. You will take the role of several hero characters and along with your team, you will fight against the other team.

The game entered closed beta in North America and Europe on October 27, 2015, with plans to bring the beta to Asia at a later date. The final closed beta weekend began on April 15, 2016 and primarily served as a stress test for Overwatch’s servers, lasting 36 hours.

Also, an Overwatch mobile game appears to be in development at Blizzard, according to comments made by Dexerto’s Editor At Large Richard Lewis during The Four Horsemen podcast.

Most of the game issues were solved in the closed beta version of it but players reported that they still encounter some errors now. The most common Overwatch errors encountered after the official game launch on 24 May are Server Issues, Crashes and Performance Issues like problems with the FPS and Stuttering.

In Overwatch, you control one of several heroes in competitive 6-person team shooting matches. Battle over objectives, take down the other team, and achieve victory.

Please make sure that you meet the minimum system requirements of the game, you can find them below. After that, you can go ahead and check your issue in the list below, where you will also found a solution on how to fix it and play the game.

Minimum Requirements Recommended Specifications
Operating System
Windows® 7 / Windows® 8 / Windows® 10 64-bit (latest Service Pack)
Windows® 7 / Windows® 8 / Windows® 10 64-bit (latest Service Pack)
Intel® Core™ i3 or AMD Phenom™ X3 8650
Intel® Core™ i5 or AMD Phenom™ II X3 or better
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 460, ATI Radeon™ HD 4850, or Intel® HD Graphics 4400
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 660 or AMD Radeon™ HD 7950 or better
30 GB available hard drive space
Broadband internet connection
None for the recommended digital installation
1024 x 768 minimum display resolution

Overwatch Errors:

#1 Overwatch Crashes

You might encounter random crashes throughout the game, startup crashes, or crashes generated by D3DGear.

“Since the last update, my game crash with no apparent reason. 1 crash was during 1st game loading, and I got two other crash during this game. Also, now my real name is prompt when I write a message, it outputs ‘Nicknamen[real name] : gg'”

“My overwatch kills itself when the “best player replay” shows up. There’s no error or something, it’s just dead.”

Solution: To fix the crashes in the game you need to follow our tutorial at the end of the post or check the workaround below, maybe it will help you.

Note: Before attempting the following, ensure that you have the latest drivers for your graphics card as well as the updated copy of the game. If you still haven’t tried the aforementioned, try them first, since the combination of both updates resolved most issues users are facing.

Step 1: Bring up the Start Menu and search for Services. Open the app with the subtitle DesktopApp. If you cannot find the item from the StartMenu, then press WindowsKey + R to bring up the Runcommand module. Type in Services.msc and hit enter.

Step 2: Scroll down through the list of services and locate the WMI Performance Adapter. Right click the item and press Start. You’ll see a prompt notifying you that the service is being launched.

Step 3: Now launch Overwatch; it should run properly without any crashing issues now.

#2 Overwatch Server Issues

This is the most encountered issue in the game, a lot of players are unable to connect to the servers or they receive an error saying that the servers are full. Other players are getting disconnected from the game server or they receive this error “Lost Server to Game Server”.

Solution: To fix the server issues you need to follow our tutorial below and apply it to your game.

  • Xbox One Server Issues

#3 Overwatch No Compatible Graphics Hardware Was Found

You receive this error because your PC does not meet the minimum system requirements of the game. To fix it you need to update your PC, probably your GPU. To be sure check the requirements above.

#4 Overwatch Performance Issues

Just a few players are encountering performance issues, some are related to fps like Low FPS and others to stuttering in the game. You can simply fix them by applying our tutorial below.

How To Fix Overwatch Errors Tutorial:

Our team of developers managed to release a patch that helps you fix the errors described above. You can see how our patch looks like below, where you can also find a tutorial on how to use it and a download link. Please follow the tutorial step by step before asking any questions regarding your issues. Our patch won’t interfere with your Overwatch account, it will just change some files and .dll in the game folder for the errors to be fixed.

Follow the tutorial below to apply the patch correctly to your game.

How to apply our patch:

  1. Download the archive of the patch from here: download
  2.  Extract the downloaded archive on your PC, and open the patch from the folder.
  3. Your GPU will be selected automatically, make sure that you use your dedicated GPU if you have a laptop!
  4. Select the game executable from the game folder, if you used the default install folder it should be: “C:\Program Files (x86)\”.
  5.  Select your issue or issues from the box to the right and click the corresponding “Fix” button.
  6. After your errors are successfully fixed, you can click the “Launch Game” button and play the game.

How to download: Well, you might think that our download service is pretty annoying but is very effective. To download you just need to complete a simple offer, it usually takes a few minutes, and after that, you will be able to download the patch. We use this service because is the only way to support our developers and to keep releasing and updating patches for games. Thank you! We hope you understand us and have fun playing Overwatch!

We hope that your tutorial helped you fix your Overwatch errors and bugs, if you encounter any other issues in the game or if you don’t know how to apply the patch to your game, comment below or use our contact page and we will help you fix your game. –GamesErrors Team

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  1. Mahdi says

    I have an Xbox I start a game when its loading it takes ages and if it goes in I pick a hero then it stuck under the ground so I can’t do anything, help me

    1. Khaled says

      Same here bro, but I’m on PS4.
      And how can i downlooad this program on a PS4?!

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