Overwatch 2 has just been released and everyone is excited to get into the game. Unfortunately, a lot of people are running into errors. One of these errors is ‘Game Server Connection Failed’.

In this article, we are going to take a look at some of the fixes you can do to resolve this error and get into the game.

How To Fix Game Server Connection Failed

Below are some of the methods to fix this problem. I recommend trying this one by one, in order until you get the result you are looking for.

Fix 1 – Change Battle.Net Region

If you check the battle.net page for Overwatch and see an error message like below, it means that everyone is experiencing issues, not just you. One of the best ways to get around this is to change your region.

Sometimes NA servers will be experiencing issues while Asia and Europe are working.

To change your region, follow the steps below:

  1. Navigate to the Overwatch 2 Page in Battle.net
  2. Click on the world icon in the left corner
  3. Select an alternative region to the one you are currently playing in
  1. Load up the game and you should now be able to connect to a server

If you are still experiencing the issue try a network reset.

Fix 2 – Network Reset

If you are playing on PC you can do a Network Reset which may fix the error. Follow the steps below to network reset on Windows.

  1. Click on the Windows button in the bottom left corner
  2. Search for Network Reset and Select it
  1. Select Reset now
  1. Once you have reset your network settings, boot up Overwatch 2 and connect to the servers.

If you are still unable to access the game move to the next fix.

Fix 3 – Check For Updates

You may be running an outdated version of Overwatch 2 stopping you from connecting to the servers. To check if any updates are available follow the steps below.

  1. Open Battle.net and navigate to Overwatch 2
  2. Click on the settings COG beside ‘Play Now’
  3. Select ‘Check For Updates’ (If it is greyed out, it means you are currently up to date)

Once your game is updated, re-launch and you should be able to connect to the servers.

Fix 4 – Disable Any VPNs

If you are running a VPN this can interfere with your connection to the servers. Disable your VPN and reboot Overwatch 2. This may resolve your issue with connecting to the servers.

Wrapping Up

Hopefully, one of these fixes has fixed your problem connecting to the servers. If not you may simply have to wait until a patch or fix is released by the Overwatch Devs. In the early stages of a game, there are always some issues.

If you have been running into the ‘Unexpected Server Error’ check out this guide to fix it.

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