Overwatch 2 bug tracker: Reported issues, officially acknowledged problems, status developments, and more [Cont. updated]

In this article, we will be tracking and providing the latest information on Overwatch 2 such as bugs and issues along with workarounds (if available), other related developments, and official announcements.

This tracker will be regularly updated, so be sure to bookmark this page and check back regularly to get the latest updates.

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Overwatch 2 bugs and issues tracker
Date (last edited on) Bug/issue Status
October 6, 2022 Login or ‘connection’ error on PS5 Workaround
October 6, 2022 Crashing on Xbox Workaround
October 7, 2022 Progression and items missing after merging PC and console accounts Fixed
October 7, 2022 Watchpoint Pack items missing or not available Acknowledged
October 7, 2022 Game disconnecting on Xbox when getting acheivements Acknowledged
Date (last edited on) Bug/issue Status
October 7, 2022 Queue before entering the game keeps restarting or taking too long Acknowledged (Workaround)
October 10, 2022 Friend list is empty Unacknowledged (1, 2, 3)
October 10, 2022 Chat bug is randomly buying skins from the shop Fixed (No refunds yet)
October 10, 2022 Different version bug Workaround
October 10, 2022 Bastion’s ultimate is overpowered Unacknowledged
Date (last edited on) Bug/issue Status
October 10, 2022 Abnormally long account migration times Unacknowledged
October 10, 2022 Screen tearing on PC Workarounds
October 10, 2022 Free Premium Battle Pass visual glitch Unacknowledged
October 11, 2022 Multiple heroes locked for many players Acknowledged (workaround)
October 11, 2022 Aim assist disabled in Crossplay Intended
Date (last edited on) Bug/issue Status
January 6 (2023) Players demand nerf for Zarya in Total Mayhem New tweaks
October 12, 2022 Victory screen animation for Sombra and Soldier bugged Unacknowledged
October 12, 2022 Lag or rubberbanding during games Unacknowledged (workarounds)
October 12, 2022 Severe stuttering in matches Unacknowledged (workarounds)
October 12, 2022 Hero Challenge not appearing Unacknowledged (workarounds)
Date (last edited on) Bug/issue Status
October 14, 2022 PC restarting or shutting down while playing Investigating
October 14, 2022 Players unable to access certain game content Investigating
October 14, 2022 Matchmaking range too broad Unacknowledged
October 17, 2022 ‘Error starting game’ while queuing Acknowledged
October 17, 2022 Weekly challenges resetting or stuck at zero Unacknowledged (workaround)
Date (last edited on) Bug/issue Status
November 25, 2022 Inaccurate stats and hours Uncknowledged (1,2,3)
October 18, 2022 Junkrat’s move called Steel Trap description grammatically wrong Unacknowledged
October 18, 2022 Players suspended or banned for entire Competitive season after game crashes or server errors Unacknowledged
October 19, 2022 Crashing on PC Investigating
October 19, 2022 Friends Lists not working properly Acknowledged
Date (last edited on) Bug/issue Status
October 26, 2022 LC-208 Acknowledged (workaround)
October 19, 2022 Players get placed in the rank Bronze 5 after 7 wins or 20 losses Workaround
October 19, 2022 Players frustrated as their tickets take weeks to address Acknowledged
October 19, 2022 Widowmaker Noire skin missing Investigating
October 20, 2022 Junkertown disabled Expected to be back on Oct.25
Date (last edited on) Bug/issue Status
October 20, 2022 Skins/cosmetics not transfering Acknowledged
October 20, 2022 Menu UI broken on Xbox one X Acknowledged
October 21, 2022 ‘Crashing Mid Game’ error Workaround
October 24, 2022 Lucio’s Snow Fox skin lets other players see your location Unacknowledged
October 27, 2022 Halloween skins a disappointment Fixed
Date (last edited on) Bug/issue Status
October 27, 2022 Junker Queen, Sojourn, Kiriko and Ashe golden gun missing Unacknowledged
November 1, 2022 Mei temporarily disabled Fix arriving on November 17
November 16, 2022 OWL tokens & skins missing or not received yet Fix arriving on November 17
November 8, 2022 Limited ‘stats tracking system’ Unacknowledged
November 14, 2022 Missing Pharah Carbon Fiber skin and Gibraltar Jet Souvenir on Xbox Acknowledged
Date (last edited on) Bug/issue Status
November 16, 2022 Sombra reportedly overpowered Fix arriving on November 17
November 18, 2022 YouTube drops, tokens, or skins missing even after watching streams Acknowledged
December 5, 2022 Can’t join friends or group invite on PS5 or PS4 after recent update Fix incoming
November 22, 2022 Tracer ‘Damage fall off’ bugged or broken Acknowledged
January 06 (2023) Mime Moira’s new skin ‘recolored’ and not worthy of ‘legendary’ title Tweaked
Date (last edited on) Bug/issue Status
January 10 (2023) Game stuck on ‘applying update’ message resulting in ban Unacknowledged
December 13, 2022 Hanzo exaggerated bow recoil or flick Unacknowledged
December 16, 2022 Bastion retains his ‘fire rate buff’ from kitsune rush due to an exploit Unacknowledged
December 20, 2022 ‘Unexpected server error occurred’ issue Unacknowledged
February 1, 2023 Rank-based matchmaking broken Improvements coming in Season 3
Date (last edited on) Bug/issue Status
December 23, 2022 Merge account not working Workarounds
January 6 (2023) Ramattra Ultimate overpowered Tweaked
December 30, 2022 MMR manipulation upsetting for some Intended
January 10 (2023) Voice chat not working Workarounds
January 11 (2023) Medusa skin causing trouble for players who are using it Unacknowledged
Date (last edited on) Bug/issue Status
January 30 (2023) Players can swap teams mid-game Unacknowledged
Other developments and announcements
Date Description
October 10, 2022 Blizzard has removed phone number requirements for a majority of existing Overwatch players
October 10, 2022 The Push game mode lets players interact or talk to the Robot during matches
October 12, 2022 Overwatch 2 players will receive free rewards as a compensation for the rough launch
October 19, 2022 Weekly coin rewards are insultingly low
October 19, 2022 New Cyberpunk skins leaked featuring Cyber Hanzo, Widow, and D.Va
Date Description
October 20, 2022 Overwatch 2 players are stuck in long queues as many are hesitant to play the support roles/characters in games
November 1, 2022 Blizzard are working on new support heroes
November 1, 2022 Some Overwatch 2 players are upset with Blizzard’s hero-shooter
December 16, 2022 In the Winter Wonderland event, Blizzard has brought back enemy freezing
December 16, 2022 Potential changes to Sojourn, Doomfist, Ramattra, Roadhog and Tracer in the upcoming patch
Date Description
December 21, 2022 Roadhog to get a nerf in the Overwatch 2 January update
January 24, 2023 The game has been shut down in China
January 25, 2023 Players mistakenly blaming Mercy for its balance issues
January 25, 2023 Blizzard banned sexual harassment simulator
January 30, 2023 Ranked mode to get new changes in Season 3 & more in Season 4

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