Game Launch Error - could not locate resources (0xE00300E0)

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so the battlenet app does launch but when i try to launch overwatch this error appears and nothing else happens....no idea how to fix it it only happened since the doomfist patch please help
if anyone has the same issue i found a solution.

Posted by Deevs
I followed the steps on the other thread and this worked for me:

1) Open the blizzard app
2) While the app is open, go to your installation folder and delete Overwatch Launcher.exe and Overwatch.exe (Just send them to recyclebin don't delete permanently just in case) / or move the two files in a Temp folder.
3) Go back to app then run scan and repair under options. It will download the two files and somehow that will fix it.

Enjoy!
08/07/2017 10:59Posted by Saty
if anyone has the same issue i found a solution.

Posted by Deevs
I followed the steps on the other thread and this worked for me:

1) Open the blizzard app
2) While the app is open, go to your installation folder and delete Overwatch Launcher.exe and Overwatch.exe (Just send them to recyclebin don't delete permanently just in case) / or move the two files in a Temp folder.
3) Go back to app then run scan and repair under options. It will download the two files and somehow that will fix it.

Enjoy!


ive tried the above step, it didn't worked for me, help, ive just purchased this for my pc and cant seem to play them
I've tried the above step, it didn't worked for me too
Iam new in this so i have dumb question.Where i can fing in setting scan or repair?
@Neovlk On the app select Overwatch, in the main window under the Overwatch logo you should see 'Options', 'Scan & Repair' is in this menu.

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I'm having the same issue now. Scan & Repair option does not seem to fix the issue. A reinstall is the lowest option for me due to the size of the game and DL speed being of 12mbps
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Okay, nothing anyone has suggested worked for me. So I discovered a fix myself. I exited the Battle.net launcher, then located the Overwatch folder and moved it temporarily to my desktop. I launched Battle.net and began a new installation of Overwatch, just long enough until it switched from Fetching to Downloading and the word Playable was grayed out. (Maybe 30 seconds) Next I paused the installation and closed Battle.net, I moved the original Overwatch folder from my Desktop back to where I found it. I deleted Overwatch.exe and Overwatch Launcher.exe then launched Battle.net. I un-paused the installation and the status bar immediately jumped to 100% and read Initializing. The game was playable within 10 seconds.

I checked the Overwatch folder, and the two files I delete were replaced.

I hope this helps. Good luck!
I could not find 'Options' and Do you have the Battle.net application..?
14/03/2018 22:15Posted by Boogerjuice
Okay, nothing anyone has suggested worked for me. So I discovered a fix myself. I exited the Battle.net launcher, then located the Overwatch folder and moved it temporarily to my desktop. I launched Battle.net and began a new installation of Overwatch, just long enough until it switched from Fetching to Downloading and the word Playable was grayed out. (Maybe 30 seconds) Next I paused the installation and closed Battle.net, I moved the original Overwatch folder from my Desktop back to where I found it. I deleted Overwatch.exe and Overwatch Launcher.exe then launched Battle.net. I un-paused the installation and the status bar immediately jumped to 100% and read Initializing. The game was playable within 10 seconds.

Same issues - game was "running" but no response. Removing the overwatch exes from the game folder didn't help by itself, but your suggestion of moving the folder and replacing contents once the fresh DL began, worked!

Awesome work dude. Lifesaver
i couldn't move the folder at all, ended up uninstalling and reinstalling it and that worked
14/03/2018 22:15Posted by Boogerjuice
Okay, nothing anyone has suggested worked for me. So I discovered a fix myself. I exited the Battle.net launcher, then located the Overwatch folder and moved it temporarily to my desktop. I launched Battle.net and began a new installation of Overwatch, just long enough until it switched from Fetching to Downloading and the word Playable was grayed out. (Maybe 30 seconds) Next I paused the installation and closed Battle.net, I moved the original Overwatch folder from my Desktop back to where I found it. I deleted Overwatch.exe and Overwatch Launcher.exe then launched Battle.net. I un-paused the installation and the status bar immediately jumped to 100% and read Initializing. The game was playable within 10 seconds.

I checked the Overwatch folder, and the two files I delete were replaced.

I hope this helps. Good luck!


Brilliant!!! Thank you so much. I just logged on tonight to find the problem, googled and you had just posted. I done this to the letter and it worked. Thank you for your help!!!
14/03/2018 22:56Posted by DeputyDaz
14/03/2018 22:15Posted by Boogerjuice
Okay, nothing anyone has suggested worked for me. So I discovered a fix myself. I exited the Battle.net launcher, then located the Overwatch folder and moved it temporarily to my desktop. I launched Battle.net and began a new installation of Overwatch, just long enough until it switched from Fetching to Downloading and the word Playable was grayed out. (Maybe 30 seconds) Next I paused the installation and closed Battle.net, I moved the original Overwatch folder from my Desktop back to where I found it. I deleted Overwatch.exe and Overwatch Launcher.exe then launched Battle.net. I un-paused the installation and the status bar immediately jumped to 100% and read Initializing. The game was playable within 10 seconds.

I checked the Overwatch folder, and the two files I delete were replaced.

I hope this helps. Good luck!


Brilliant!!! Thank you so much. I just logged on tonight to find the problem, googled and you had just posted. I done this to the letter and it worked. Thank you for your help!!!


Ok, i'm no computer wiz so could someone explain to me how to fix this, i've noticed the issue is common to a lot of people at this current time.
^^^ Worked like a charm. Thanks DeputyDaz. Much appreciated :)
I found out my issue, the game was on my SDD, so it didn't have enough room for the whole update. so I deleted and reinstalled on my HDD, issue resolved.
14/03/2018 22:15Posted by Boogerjuice
Okay, nothing anyone has suggested worked for me. So I discovered a fix myself. I exited the Battle.net launcher, then located the Overwatch folder and moved it temporarily to my desktop. I launched Battle.net and began a new installation of Overwatch, just long enough until it switched from Fetching to Downloading and the word Playable was grayed out. (Maybe 30 seconds) Next I paused the installation and closed Battle.net, I moved the original Overwatch folder from my Desktop back to where I found it. I deleted Overwatch.exe and Overwatch Launcher.exe then launched Battle.net. I un-paused the installation and the status bar immediately jumped to 100% and read Initializing. The game was playable within 10 seconds.

I checked the Overwatch folder, and the two files I delete were replaced.

I hope this helps. Good luck!


Thanks! Had the same issue, this worked for me.
Having this issue right now too
14/03/2018 22:15Posted by Boogerjuice
Okay, nothing anyone has suggested worked for me. So I discovered a fix myself. I exited the Battle.net launcher, then located the Overwatch folder and moved it temporarily to my desktop. I launched Battle.net and began a new installation of Overwatch, just long enough until it switched from Fetching to Downloading and the word Playable was grayed out. (Maybe 30 seconds) Next I paused the installation and closed Battle.net, I moved the original Overwatch folder from my Desktop back to where I found it. I deleted Overwatch.exe and Overwatch Launcher.exe then launched Battle.net. I un-paused the installation and the status bar immediately jumped to 100% and read Initializing. The game was playable within 10 seconds.

I checked the Overwatch folder, and the two files I delete were replaced.

I hope this helps. Good luck!


This worked perfectly! Thank you. :)
Seems to be a lot of it about.

I gave up on the scan workarounds because the progress bar hadn't moved after 5 minutes. If it kept going at that rate it would have taken far far longer than the reinstall, which went on exactly long enough to prevent me playing today (read: yesterday).

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