Overwatch 2 was released with a lot of server problems and, evidently, technical issues as well. While Blizzard tries to iron out its connection stability, there is a fix for an infamous error being encountered by various players in the Overwatch community. In this guide, we will be showing you How to Fix DPC Watchdog Violation in Overwatch 2.

DPC Watchdog Violation Error in Overwatch 2

To rectify the DPC Watchdog Violation error in Overwatch 2, you will have to either uninstall or disable the Nvidia Broadcast app entirely. Alternatively, if that doesn’t work, try updating your Nvidia drivers and Windows to the latest version.

Players who were encountering the error were able to get back into the game without any problems whatsoever after implementing the solution mentioned above.

If you’re unsure as to how to do it on your own, follow the steps below:

Uninstall Nvidia Broadcast

  1. Close Overwatch 2 and stop Battle.net from the system tray.
  2. Open up your Control Panel.
  3. Click on “Uninstall a Program”.
  1. Scroll down to “Nvidia Broadcast”.
  2. Right-click and uninstall the program.

Update Nvidia Drivers

Before updating your Nvidia drivers, it’s best to just uninstall them entirely.

  1. Open up the start menu and search for “Device Manager”.
  2. Go down to “Display Adapters” and expand.
  1. Right-click on your GPU name, and click on “Uninstall Device”.
  2. Now, go to Nvidia’s website, and download the latest version.

Update Windows

Your current version of Windows may be outdated. To remedy this problem, follow these steps:

  1. Open up the Start menu.
  2. Search for “Check for Updates”.
  3. Click on “Check for Updates”.
  4. If there is a newer version of Windows available, it will update automatically.

Perform a System Repair

To perform a system repair open PowerShell.

  1. Open up your Start menu and search for “PowerShell”.
  2. Run the program as an administrator.
  3. Input the following commands excluding the quotation marks.
  1. Type in “sfc /scannow”.
  2. Type in “Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth”.
  3. Type in “Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth”.
  4. Type in “Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth”.

Wrapping Up

During installation, Overwatch 2 has sometimes corrupted a few key OS files that can be obtained by running a check through PowerShell. Other causes may simply be due to outdated or new drivers conflicting with the game itself. 

By performing all of the four methods mentioned above, you should have entirely resolved your issue without too much of a hitch. If the issue still persists for you, it may be wise to wait for the game to patch before letting another BSOD plague your experience.

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