How to Fix Overwatch 2 Unexpected Server Error Occurred

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by Elliott Gatica

Overwatch 2 is now publicly available for everyone to play. Season 2 is officially live and that means new and returning errors and bugs are in the game. If you’re experiencing the “unexpected server error occurred” message in Overwatch 2, here’s how you might be able to fix this problem.

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Overwatch 2 Unexpected Server Error Occurred Fix

As for some solutions, you’ll have to use the tried and true method of turning your game on and off again. Give Overwatch 2 a restart and see if this error message persists. The closer to 12 PM PST / 3 PM EST it is, there will be more people trying to get in.

If restarting doesn’t work, you may just want to check your internet connection to see if isn’t something on your end. Run a speed test from Ookla or Google just to get an idea of how your internet is performing.

Additionally, you can ensure that you are playing on a wired connection. Although this is unlikely going to be the reason why you’re still getting the “unexpected server error” message, it’s good to just run a simple overview of your network environment.

What you can also do is follow the Blizzard CS Twitter account. This account will post things regularly like notifying players of possible outages, server maintenance, and other updates regarding all things Blizzard. As of right now, they haven’t stated anything regarding Overwatch 2 having server errors.

All you can do is just wait it out for things to stabilize on Activision-Blizzard’s end. They should update players if there are server issues that persist even after they officially go live.

Overwatch was a popular game, so the fact that it is now going free-to-play in its sequel, that influx of new and returning players will come in larger numbers. With so many people trying to log in all at once, servers will be impacted. There are too many requests that Activision-Blizzard can’t handle all at once, prompting messages like the “unexpected server error” one to come up.

Overwatch 2 is available now on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

- This article was updated on December 6th, 2022

About The Author

Elliott is a passionate gamer who has dipped his feet into basically every genre there is. He has a soft spot for fighters, shooters, and action RPGs though. Catch him throwing hands once the new iterations of Tekken, Street Fighter, and Mortal Kombat come out.