How to fix Overwatch 2 Game Server Connection Failed error

Nikhil Bahuguna
D.Va in Overwatch 2

Millions of players enjoy Overwatch 2, with Blizzard consistently bringing new changes and content. If you’re also enjoying the latest season but having trouble connecting to the servers, here’s how to fix the Game Server Connection Failed error in OW2.

Season 9 has been one of the biggest updates for Overwatch 2, despite the lack of a new Hero. The new season brought a ton of changes, including the controversial passive heals for every Hero, alongside the rework for Pharah.

Naturally, big updates attract a ton of players, new and old alike, and you’ll come across a few issues with the game’s servers. One of these issues includes the error that doesn’t let you enter the game’s home screen, failing to connect to Overwatch’s servers.

If you’re getting the Game Server Connection Failed error in Overwatch 2, here’s all you need to know to fix it.

Torbjorn in Overwatch 2
You can face connection errors from time to time, especially around new seasons.

All Overwatch 2 Game Server Connection Failed fixes

The best way to fix the error Game Server Connection Failed in Overwatch 2 is by ensuring you have a steady internet connection, without packet losses. If all’s well on that front, here are some easy ways to go about fixing the connection failed error in OW2:

  • Check Overwatch 2’s server status: You can use third-party platforms like Downdetector, or check the game’s X (formerly Twitter) for any updates. Additionally, you can also check Blizzard’s account for updates on server issues.
  • Restart your game.
  • Repair the game files:
    • If you’re on, click the settings icon next to the Play button, and tap on the Scan and Repair option.
    • If you’re playing OW2 on Steam, head to the Library, right-click on Overwatch 2, and click on Properties. Then, click on the Installed Files tab and tap on Verify integrity of games files.
  • Reboot your system: Restart the device you’re using, and then launch the game.
  • Switch to a wired connection: Wi-Fi can give network issues at times, so to avoid packet losses, ensure you’re on a wired connection, using the Ethernet cable.
  • Reset your password.

If none of the above steps have worked so far, you can try reinstalling the game on your device.

So there you have it! Those are all the steps you need to know to fix the Game Connection Failed error in Overwatch 2. For more on the game, be sure to check these:

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Nikhil is a games writer who focuses on FPS titles like Call of Duty, Valorant, Counter-Strike and more. In his free time, you can find Nikhil setting a red carpet in Valorant. You can contact Nikhil at [email protected]