Home » How-To » Gaming » How to Fix “Error Code LC-208” in Overwatch 2

How to Fix “Error Code LC-208” in Overwatch 2

Are you getting an “Error Code: LC-208” error in Overwatch 2?

The error message happens when you’re trying to connect to a game using a console (e.g., PS4, PS5, Xbox) but failed.

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 Code: LC-208” and how to fix it.

Why does Overwatch 2 say “Error Code: LC-208”?

LC-208

Overwatch 2 says “Error Code: LC-208” because you’ve failed to connect to the server.

There is a known issue with merged Battle.net accounts for console players that Blizzard is working on a fix.

This might be an issue with your internet connection or the game’s servers.

It can also happen if you don’t have a BattleTag or your Battle.net account is not linked to your console.

In addition, as of early October, Overwatch 2 is experiencing a DDoS attack that affects its servers.

Hence, many users are complaining about connection issues.

“I am sick and tired of still seeing the LC-208 error. I did alL OF the troubleshoots. 20 hours after the launch and I completely lost my day off. It seems like all the merged accounts are screwed”.

“I’m on PlayStation trying to play @PlayOverwatch and I keep getting “Disconnected from Game Server. Error: LC-208”. I’ve unplugged and re-plugged my router, I’ve restarted my PS4, and I’ve deleted and re-downloaded the game. But it still gives me this problem. I just want to play”.

How to fix “Error Code: LC-208” in Overwatch 2

To fix “Error Code: LC-208” in Overwatch 2, you need to link your console to your Battle.net account or disconnect and reconnect it.

If that fails, you need to wait for Blizzard to fix the merged accounts bug or contact Blizzard support for help.

Fix 1: Link your console to your Battle.net account

  1. Sign in to your Battle.net account.
  2. Select “Connections”.
  3. Select “Connect” next to the console that you’re using (e.g. PlayStation Network).
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to link your account.

Fix 2: Disconnect and reconnect your console to your Battle.net account

  1. Sign in to your Battle.net account.
  2. Select “Connections”.
  3. Select “Disconnect” next to the console that you’re using (e.g. PlayStation Network).
  4. Select “Connect”.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to link your account.

Fix 3: Contact Blizzard support

  1. Go to https://us.battle.net/support/en/games/overwatch.
  2. Select the “Technical” option.
  3. Click on the “Contact Support” button.
  4. Include a description of your issue.
  5. Select “I still need help”.
  6. Select “Technical” > Your platform > Can’t connect > Contact Us.
  7. Log in to your Battle.net account to submit a web ticket.

Further reading

How to Fix “Not playing on the same version as friends” in Overwatch 2

How to Fix Lag, Stuttering, or FPS drops in Overwatch 2

How to Skip the Queue in Overwatch 2

Tags

About the author

Lim How Wei

Lim How Wei is the founder of followchain.org, with 8+ years of experience in Social Media Marketing and 4+ years of experience as an active investor in stocks and cryptocurrencies. He has researched, tested, and written hundreds of articles ranging from social media platforms to messaging apps.

Lim has been quoted and referenced by major publications and media companies like WikiHow, Fast Company, HuffPost, Vice, New York Post, The Conversation, and many others. One of his articles about the gig economy was quoted by Joe Rogan who hosts The Joe Rogan Experience (arguably the most popular podcast in the world), in the This Past Weekend podcast by Theo Von.

In his free time, Lim plays multiple games like Tower of Fantasy, League of Legends, Counter-Strike, Hearthstone, RuneScape, and many others. He creates guides, walkthroughs, solutions, and more on games that he plays to help other players with their progression.