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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.

Our seasoned team is working hard to uphold the integrity of this tracker. However, should you come across any errors, omissions, or think that additional information needs to be included, feel free to share your insights in the comment section.

We have structured this tracker into the following sections:

  • A section providing details about the bugs and issues affecting OverWatch 2 players
  • A tabular section outlining all the official announcements and related developments


Overwatch 2 bugs and issues tracker

This section is designed to be a detailed log of bugs and issues that could be affecting your gameplay experience.

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 achievements Acknowledged
October 7, 2022 Queue before entering the game keeps restarting or taking too long Acknowledged (Workaround)
October 10, 2022 Friend list is empty Unacknowledged
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
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
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)
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)
November 25, 2022 Inaccurate stats and hours Unacknowledged
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
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
October 20, 2022 Skins/cosmetics not transferring 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
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
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
May 2, 2023 Game stuck on ‘applying update’ message resulting in ban Acknowledged
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
Februray 28, 2023 ‘Unexpected server error occurred’ issue Workaround
February 14, 2023 Rank-based matchmaking broken Worse in Season 3
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
January 30, 2023 Players can swap teams mid-game Unacknowledged
February 2, 2023 Control mode bug Unacknowledged
February 03, 2023 Kiriko’s arms detach from her body Unacknowledged
February 09, 2023 Season 3 ‘Starter Pack’ price surged to $10 Unacknowledged
February 10, 2023 Antarctica map crashing or breaking due to ‘overfishing’ Unacknowledged
February 13, 2023 Credits not showing up Workaround
February 13, 2023 Orisa ultimate unable to recast Unacknowledged
February 15, 2023 Symmetra’s turrets disappearing Unacknowledged
February 16, 2023 Role Mastery not progressing or tracking Acknowledged
February 17, 2023 Error BN-3048 Acknowledged
February 20, 2023 ‘Push mode maps’ frustrating players, demand removal from ranked rotation Unacknowledged
February 21, 2023 ‘Unable to change sensitivity’ error on PC Workarounds
February 22, 2023 Unable to receive prizes for seasonal events and new challenges Unacknowledged
February 22, 2023 Mid-match swapping moves players to the to the enemy team Unacknowledged
March 1, 2023 Ashe’s new Raijin skin blocks a large chunk of crosshair Acknowledged
March 3, 2023 Crouch toggle button not working Workarounds
March 6, 2023 Friendly fire gets enabled after punching wrecking ball Unacknowledged
March 7, 2023 Console users demand banning ‘cheaters’ using mouse/keyboard to aim Unacknowledged
March 9, 2023 Doomfist main menu screen shows incredibly slow frame rates Unacknowledged
March 15, 2023 Reinhardt’s Charge inconsistent Unacknowledged
March 20, 2023 Cassidy’s Ultimate broken Unacknowledged
April 17, 2023 Sigma’s passive broken Unacknowledged
April 18, 2023 Sojourn’s Disruptor Shot ability bugged Unacknowledged
April 28, 2023 Players dying when leaving the spawn point in Telantis Unacknowledged
May 8, 2023 Players getting deranked even if they’re in the middle of ranked queue win streaks Unacknowledged
May 10, 2023 Tank problem on Xbox, Switch & PC Workaround
May 17, 2023 ‘PvE Hero mode cancellation’ met with backlash Intended
May 26, 2023 Kiriko ‘Teleport ability’ bugged Unacknowledged
June 15, 2023 Frame rate dropping Unacknowledged
June 15, 2023 Mercy turns into hostage taker Unacknowledged
June 22, 2023 Game stuck on ‘Playing now’ Workarounds
June 23, 2023 Kiriko’s Swift Step broken Unacknowledged
June 27, 2023 Visual glitch causing acne on character’s face Unacknowledged
July 05, 2023 Lifeweaver bug brings Torbjorn’s power through the roof Unacknowledged
July 06, 2023 Textures for multiple Heroes and weapons bugged Unacknowledged
July 12, 2023 Removing ‘Commas’ from Scoreboard met with backlash Intended
July 14, 2023 Game reports or replays not recording or showing up Unacknowledged
August 4, 2023 Purchased item missing Unacknowledged
August 11, 2023 Steam Invasion Ultimate bundle DLC content missing Acknowledged
August 11, 2023 Artwork tabs section missing Unacknowledged
August 31, 2023 Players getting banned for typing in other languages Unacknowledged
September 07, 2023 A hilarious visual glitch is making every hero look bald Unacknowledged
September 11, 2023 Push glitch causing players to get stuck in map Unacknowledged
September 13, 2023 Junkrat’s birthday messes up game’s entire lore timeline Unacknowledged
September 29, 2023 Lifeweaver nearly kicks player for being AFK with spawn room trap Unacknowledged

Other developments and announcements

In this segment, we are keeping a meticulous record of all the official announcements and other developments.

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
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
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
February 06, 2023 Overwatch 2 is temporarily getting rid of Map Pools
April 21, 2023 Lifeweaver new controls coming in next week update
May 24, 2023 Players unhappy with Blizzard for locking heroes behind
August 02, 2023 Developers warn players of losing progression ahead of Season 6 launch
August 23, 2023 Players are requesting the developers to introduce a new double perspective feature

Note: We have more such stories in our dedicated Gaming Section so be sure to follow them as well.

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