Network Initialization Failed

Updated: 6 months ago
Article ID: 119844
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Common Problems

Network initialization failed.
Error: 0xE00f00B0

If you encounter this error when launching Overwatch, try these steps:

  1. Reset your network devices to make sure your router hasn't become flooded with data.
  2. If you're using a wireless connection, optimize your internet connection to rule out a connection issue.
  3. Update your drivers to resolve any compatibility issues.
  4. Release and renew your IP and flush your DNS to resolve any network conflicts.
  5. Try closing background applications to resolve any software conflicts.
Advanced Troubleshooting
  1. Check your network configuration to find any issues with your firewall, router, or port settings.
  2. If you're using a VPN, try removing it.
  3. Disable any proxies that may interfere with the login module.
  4. Run a security scan to remove any viruses or malware infections.
  5. Disable or temporarily uninstall any security programs, which may mistakenly identify the login module as a security threat.
  6. Try creating a new administrator account to resolve permissions issues.
  7. Your Windows Hosts file may contain incorrect entries. Check and reset any incorrect Hosts file entries.
  8. Old firmware on your modem and router can cause issues with complex game connections. Visit the manufacturer's website for instructions on how to apply firmware updates.

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