Breaking News: “Applying Update” Message When Joining a Competitive Game
We are aware that some players may receive the message “Applying Update” when joining a competitive game. This can sometimes trigger a leaver’s penalty, which may also occasionally lead to a competitive suspension.
While our Overwatch 2 developers are investigating, we recommend that players enter the training mode prior to queueing for any game mode, every time they login.
Customer Service is not able to overturn these penalties and any player affected will need to wait for them to expire.
We thank you for your patience and we will be sure to update the Known Issues list on our forums once this has been resolved.