Overwatch - Latency Problems

Updated: 3 weeks ago
Article ID: 30274

Common Problems

  • Overwatch is lagging.
  • I get a lot of lag or latency when playing Overwatch.

Our Diagnosing Overwatch Network Problems article can help you identify what type of latency problem you're experiencing.

Check the BlizzardCSEU_EN Twitter before troubleshooting your problem with the steps below.

  1. Reset your network devices to make sure your router hasn't become flooded with data.
  2. Release and renew your IP and flush your DNS to resolve any network conflicts.
  3. Update your drivers to resolve any compatibility issues.
  4. If you're using a wireless connection, optimize your internet connection to rule out a connection issue.
  5. Try closing background applications to resolve any software conflicts.
Advanced Troubleshooting
  1. If you're using a VPN, try removing it.
  2. Disable any proxies that may interfere with the login module.
  3. 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.