How to Fix Overwatch Errors: Crash, FPS Issue, Sound Issue, Server Issue and More

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The new game Overwatch by Blizzard is one of the most sought after games in the world. But it still has certain errors, fps issues, etc. despite having multiple successful beta tests. These can be fixed by minor workarounds and this How to Fix Overwatch Errors guide will show exactly that. But before you start with the fixes, do have a look at Overwatch System Requirements mentioned below.

Overwatch System Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • CPU: Intel Core i3 or AMD Phenom X3 8650
  • CPU Speed: Info
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • OS: Windows Vista/7/ 8/10 64-bit (latest Service Pack)
  • Video Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 460, ATI Radeon HD 4850, or Intel HD Graphics 4400
  • Free Disk Space: 30 GB


Recommended Requirements

  • CPU: Intel Core i5 or AMD Phenom II X3, 2.8 GHz
  • CPU Speed: Info
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • OS: Windows Vista/7/ 8/10 64-bit (latest Service Pack)
  • Video Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 or ATI Radeon HD 7950
  • Free Disk Space: 30 GB

How to Fix Overwatch Errors: Crash, FPS Issue, Sound Issue, Server Issue and More

1. Overwatch Crash Fix

Download the latest drivers, uninstall the old ones and do a fresh install. During this process, deselect the 3D vision options and check the clean install.

2. Mei’s Left Click Causes a Crash in-Game and in Kill Cams –  Issue in Overwatch

This is due to the advanced particle effects in the game which may not be handled by all graphic cards. Updating the graphic card drivers is the fix here.

3. TV Displays Cutting Off Borders Issue Fix for Overwatch

Changing the TV resolution to what the game requires is the fix.

4. Lost Rendering Device Error Fix

This error appears sometimes at start-up:-

Your Rendering Device Has Been Lost! Application Closing.

This can be fixed by updating one’s graphics driver and/or boosting the fps.

5. Lost Server to Game Server Issue

Unfortunately, there is no workaround to this but Blizzard is working on fixing this issue.

6. I click Play, but Nothing Happens! – Fix

Try disabling the antivirus software and make sure no other programs are running except the game.

7. Overwatch Graphics Device Loss and Blue Screen of Death ‘BSOD Issue Fix

Try to run the game on a single monitor and update the graphic drivers.

8. Overclocked Memory Error Fix for Overwatch

Overclock memories in the BIOS settings may make the game crash at launch. Just set the clock speed back to default.

9. Waves on Screen Issue Fix

This is because of Overwatch Netgraph and it can be removed by pressing Ctrl + Shift + N.

10. Can’t Download Overwatch

Try logging out of Battle.Net application, reset password and download the game again.

11. Performance Issues on Laptops

The game should be running using the dedicated GPU (NVidia/AMD) and not the integrated one. Make sure the laptop is set to balanced or high performance mode.

12. Running Slow While Multitasking Issue Fix

If one’s CPU has less than 6 cores, multitasking will cause performance issues. Close all third-party applications.

13. Long Load Times Fix and High Latency Fix for Overwatch

There are some applications like Gigabyte, RealTek, etc. LAN Optimizer, KillerNIC, Asus GameFirst III or IV, and Hamachi VPN that cause latency. Disable/Uninstall these programs before playing the game.

14. No Compatible Graphics Hardware Was Found Error Fix

Happens when the minimum system requirements do not match. If it does match though, make sure the latest updates are installed.

15. Headphone Sound Fix for Overwatch

Disable the supplementary audio software utilities.

16. Overwatch – Issues with Service Status

Service issues might be there as Blizzard has to serve a huge community. Keep track of it via twitter.

17. Fix for No Overwatch License Found Error

Change the password and log in to the game again.

18. Fix for Overwatch – Kicked for Inactivity on Loading Screen

Make sure that antivirus or firewall isn’t blocking Overwatch. Make sure the NAT is open or disabled. If this doesn’t work, try restarting the router and the game. Or else, use a VPN.

19. Fix D3DGear Causing Overwatch to Crash

Disable the D3D Gear till Blizzard launches a new update to fix this issue.

20. Overwatch NAT and Connection Issues Fix

If the player is behind a router and getting disconnected frequently, disable the NAT.