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How to Fix “Error starting game, trying again” in Overwatch 2

Are you getting an “Error starting game, trying again” error in Overwatch 2?

The error message happens when you try to play a game mode and it gets stuck on “Game Found” and “Connecting to server”.

Overwatch 2 was released on October 4, 2022.

Since its release, the game has had multiple known issues.

Some of the known issues are server disconnection, cosmetics, items, currency not showing up, and others.

In this guide, you’ll learn why Overwatch 2 says “Error starting game, trying again” and how to fix it.

Why does Overwatch 2 say “Error starting game, trying again”?

Error starting game, trying again in Overwatch 2

Overwatch 2 says “Error starting game, trying again” because the servers are down.

You can check if Overwatch 2 is down by going to downdetector.com/status/overwatch-2/.

Once you’re there, check if there’s a spike in the graph.

If there is, it means that the game is probably down and you need to wait for Blizzard to fix it on their end.

Another way to check if Overwatch 2 is down is to go to Twitter and search for “Overwatch 2 down” or the error that you’re experiencing.

You can also follow @BlizzardCS on Twitter to know the status of the game.

Many players are complaining about the downtime on Twitter.

“@BlizzardCSEU_EN Are there server issues again? It keeps looping this, “Connecting to sever, error starting game, try again”.

“Difficulty accessing certain game content” is a weird way of saying “Can’t play the game because our servers are down again”.

“It’s saying “Game Found” for the last 5 minutes”.

How to fix “Error starting game, trying again” in Overwatch 2

To fix “Error starting game, trying again” in Overwatch 2, you need to try changing your region.

If changing your region fails, it means that the servers are down and you have to wait for them to be back up.

Overwatch 2’s last server outage lasted for about 3 hours.

Blizzard shared updates on Twitter @BlizzardCS and @PlayOverwatch.

Fix 1: Change your region

  1. Open the Battle.net desktop app.
  2. Select “Overwatch 2”.
  3. Click on the globe icon.
  4. Change your region (e.g. Asia).
  5. Launch Overwatch 2 and try to join a game.

Fix 2: Wait for the servers to be back up

  • Check if Overwatch 2 is down on DownDetector or Twitter.
  • If there’s a huge spike, it means that the game is down.
  • If the game is down, you need to wait for a few hours for the servers to be back up.
  • The last outage lasted for approximately 3 hours.

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