Is Overwatch down? Blizzard comments, community reports

by Bill Cooney
Blizzard Entertainment


If you’ve been playing Overwatch for long enough, you’ll know the game requires regular updates, patches and downtime in order to keep it running smoothly on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.


Overwatch is played by a ton of people every day around the world everyday and at this point, most experienced players know issues with the Blizzard servers can pop up seemingly out of nowhere.

If connection issues are widespread, most players prefer to steer clear of Competitive until the problems are reported fixed by Blizzard and keep their precious SR safe.

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Connection issues are nothing new for Overwatch players.


Update Sept. 7 5:40 PM EST

Blizzard seems to have reported that the issues with Overwatch are resolved, and they are continuing to monitor for any more DDoS attacks.

September 7, 2019

Server issues resulting in players being kicked from games and unable to reconnect have been reported around the world, with players seemingly in queue behind thousands of others when they try to reconnect.

Blizzard has responded to the reports of connection issues and warned players to steer clear of Competitive play until they can find the cause of the problem and fix it.

The publisher's customer service accounts have reported that the connection problems are due to a DDoS attack, which is causing "high latency and disconnections."

Again, if you care about your SR, you'll steer clear of Competitive until this issue is resolved.


Reddit user rthink also posted about connection issues, saying they had heard there were issues from all over the world.

Server issues connecting from r/Competitiveoverwatch


This article is currently being updated with more information as it becomes available from Blizzard and other sources.