After the tumultuous launch of Overwatch 2 this week, the Blizzard builders are working to repair not solely the servers but additionally the quite a few bugs gamers have encountered as they dive into the long-awaited sequel for the primary time.
On Friday, Oct. 7, Blizzard initially introduced that one other spherical of server upkeep was scheduled from 8pm to 9pm CT this night. Shortly after the servers had been imagined to have gone down, the official Overwatch Twitter up to date gamers that the servers would truly be taking place from 9pm to 10pm CT, an hour later than initially scheduled.
The servers needs to be again up round 10pm CT, Blizzard mentioned. As of 10:30pm CT, nonetheless, the servers should not but again on-line. Battle.internet now says that the servers are anticipated to return again on-line round 11:30pm CT.
It’s been a troublesome first week of life for Overwatch 2, together with queue instances of as much as 40,000 gamers ready to get into the sport on launch day, a lot of whom had little success after hours of ready. Blizzard additionally skilled multiple DDoS attacks on launch day, making the problems even worse.
Although the servers had been extra steady for gamers at the moment after a spherical of upkeep the day earlier than, there are nonetheless noticeable bugs within the recreation that appear to be widespread for numerous gamers. Seasoned Overwatch followers are reporting heroes they’ve performed for a whole lot of hours out of the blue being locked, failure to switch their cosmetics from the unique recreation to its sequel, and extra.
Blizzard has been releasing updates this week saying it’s engaged on the problems.
One noticeable announcement additionally got here yesterday after gamers had been upset about considered one of Overwatch 2’s new security measures, which required all gamers to have a sound post-paid cellphone quantity connected to their account. The staff lifted this requirement after group members reported, but once more, widespread points with the brand new function.
Gamers hope that the sport continues to turn out to be extra steady as Blizzard fixes these points, although extra server downtime could also be sooner or later.