Overwatch 2 Stuck on Entering Game: How to Fix

We have the best solutions if your Overwatch 2 is stuck on "Entering Game." ✅


Overwatch 2 is fun and engaging, whether playing it casually with friends or proving yourself among strangers. It is commendable that it contains everything expected of a modern free-to-play title. Everything looks familiar to older players, but the innovation in the game is enough to keep senior players while attracting the young forces. But, not to make everything so ideal, you may encounter a bug where Overwatch 2 is stuck forever on ‘Entering Game’ after launch. In this guide, we will offer a solution to this annoying problem.

Why I’m forever stuck on “Entering Game” in Overwatch 2?

Gaming server issues, issues with your network configuration, outdated graphics driver, corrupted game files, the game not being updated, or even security software like antivirus and firewall can cause Overwatch 2 to get stuck when entering the game.

How do I fix when Overwatch 2 is stuck on Entering Game?

Follow these basic steps to try to solve the problem quickly:

Is Overwatch 2 still stuck on Entering Game? Then, do the following:

  1. Update GPU driver
  2. Scan and repair game files
  3. Update Overwatch 2
  4. Flush your DNS cache

1. Update GPU driver

An outdated GPU driver can lead to the game crashing, freezing, lagging, or failing to launch. We recommend updating your GPU driver if Overwatch 2 is stuck on Entering Game. Do the following:

1. Right-click on the Windows Start Menu and choose Device Manager.

2. Double-click to expand Display adapters. Right-click on your GPU and click Update driver.

Update GPU driver

3. Choose Search automatically for drivers and wait to complete the update.

Search for new GPU drivers

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2. Scan and repair game files

If your network is stable and fast, you have an updated GPU driver, but you still have Overwatch 2 stuck on Entering Game. This issue can occur if one or more game files are corrupted or missing. We recommend scanning and repairing game files as follows:

1. Launch the Battle.net client and go to your games library. Locate and select Overwatch 2 game.

2. Click the gear icon next to the Play button and select Scan and Repair.

Overwatch 2 Scan and Repair

3. Wait a few minutes for the Battle.net client to finish scanning and repairing game files.

3. Update Overwatch 2

Time needed: 3 minutes

An outdated game version can lead to various issues in Overwatch 2, including when it gets stuck on “Entering Game.” We recommend that you asap upgrade the game to the latest version.

  1. Launch the Battle.net client

    Go to your games library. Locate and select Overwatch 2 game.Overwatch 2 Games Library

  2. Click on Options

    Click the gear icon (Options) next to the Play button.Overwatch 2 Options

  3. Update Overwatch 2

    If any updates are available, wait for the Battle.net launcher to download and install.Overwatch 2 Check for Game Update

4. Flush your DNS cache

Overwatch 2 will likely be stuck on the “Entering Game” because of your network issues. We suggest you renew your IP address and flush your DNS to resolve potential network conflicts.

1. Press the Win+Q keys and type cmd in the search bar to find Command Prompt.

2. Right-click on the Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.

3. Type: “ipconfig /flushdns” and press Enter.

4. Type: “ipconfig /registerdns” and press Enter.

5. Type: “ipconfig /release” and press Enter.

Flush DNS

6. Type: “ipconfig /renew” and press Enter.

7. Type: “netsh winsock reset” and press Enter. After that, restart your computer.

Flush DNS 2

8. Upon PC restart, launch Overwatch 2 to check if the issue is gone

💡Extra steps:

If, after all the steps, Overwatch 2 still is stuck on Entering Game, consider these options:

  • Update Windows to the latest version.
  • Temporarily disable Windows firewall or antivirus.
  • Ensure to use discrete GPU instead of integrated graphics (IGP) – disable IGP in Device Manager.
  • Perform clean boot (Ctrl+Shift+Esc and Disable all unnecessary apps from Startup).
  • Disable overlay apps (Discord, Xbox Game Bar, NVIDIA or AMD drivers, etc.)
  • Reinstall Overwatch 2 because you can fix corrupted installation and help eliminate issues.

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We aim to provide valuable advice to resolve the issue of Overwatch 2 being stuck on Entering Game. Share in the comments section below which solution worked for you or if you have any other practical solutions that we may have missed.

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1 Comment
  1. DaftPunk says

    Well, the servers are screwed, it banned me for 20 hours, just because it wouldn’t let me join.

    I’ll just play something else. Overwatch is basically just a lot of downtime and, then banned for their downtime.

    Don’t bother.

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