Many Overwatch players have complained about the lost connection to the game server. The disconnection of the service causes disturbances to game servers which leads to frustration, anger, etc. But this problem can be resolved by any of the following steps given below. You are not required to try all the steps but rather you can go through each step to see which step will suites the purpose.
9 Ways to Fix Overwatch Lost Connection to Game Server Error
1.REBOOT YOUR NETWORK
It is the easiest and most convenient way of solving this problem. There are two steps that need to be followed. Firstly, unplug your modem for a few seconds maybe 50-60secs. Secondly, plug in the modem and see that all the required lights are to their normal state. But if this solution does not work then it becomes necessary to try further steps.
2.UPDATE YOUR NETWORK DRIVER
This is the next step which is tried after the step of rebooting the network. You can do it in two different manners:
- Manual upgrade of network driver: It is the easiest form of solving by going to the official website and finding the latest version of the network driver.
- Upgrade from network driver automatically: DRIVER EASY is the best way to upgrade the network automatically without knowing which network will suite your computer, wasting your time, losing patience, etc. It includes only three easy steps. Firstly, it is necessary to download and install the driver easily. Secondly, to click on the scan now button, with this driver easy will scan your computer and will detect any problem. Thirdly, click on the upgrade button to update the latest version of the driver which suites the available computer. Launch overwatch to see if there is any disconnection of the network.
3. RESET WINSOCK DATA
It is a program which supports windows operating system. How windows system should access the network is dealt with through this program. There are few steps which need to be followed:
- Press the Windows Logo Key and R at the same time to open the Run dialog. Type cmd and press Ctrl, Shift and Enter at the same time to run Command Prompt as administrator. Click Yes to run Command Prompt.
- In the Command Prompt, type netsh Winsock reset and press Enter.
- Check if there is still any disconnection problem or not. If yes then try other steps.
4. FLUCH THE DNS AND REVIEW THE IP
Some problems may also occur due to DNS and IP. It is necessary to follow two steps:
- TO FLUSH THE DNS – On your keyboard, press the Windows Logo Key and R at the same time to open the Run dialog. Type cmd and then press Ctrl, Shift and Enter on your keyboard at the same time to run Command Prompt as administrator. You will be prompted for permission. Click Yes to run Command Prompt. Then type the command line ipconfig /flushdns and press Enter on your keyboard.
- REVIEW THE IP – On your keyboard, press the Windows Logo Key and Rat the same time to open the Run dialog. Type cmd and then press Ctrl, Shift and Enter on your keyboard at the same time to run Command Prompt as administrator. You will be prompted for permission. Click Yes to run Command Prompt. Then type the command line ipconfig /release and press Enter on your keyboard. The next step is to type the command line ipconfig /renew and press Enter on your keyboard. Then Launch Overwatch. Is still the problem arises then follow the other steps.
5. CLOSE BANDWIDTH HOGGING APPLICATION
Other applications like OneDrive, Dropbox, and iCloud are running and require an internet connection, watching videos online, tv shows, etc. this may cause the disconnecting problem. In this case, few steps need to be followed to solve this problem.
Step 1: On your keyboard, press Ctrl, Shift, and Esc at the same time to open the Task Manager.
Step 2: Right-click the bandwidth-hogging applications and select End task. If the problem of disconnection still prevails then follow the other steps.
6.CHANGE THE DNS SERVER
Change the DNS server to the Google public DNS. This will not only increase the speed but also increase security. You need to follow certain steps:
Step 1: On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time to open the Run dialog. Then type control and press Enter to open Control Panel.
Step 2: View the Control Panel by Category. Click View network status and tasks.
Step 3: In the pop-up window, click Change adapter settings.
Step 4: Right-click your current network and then select Properties.
Step 5: Double-click Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4) to view its properties.
Step 6: Select Obtain an IP address automatically and Use the following DNS server addresses. For the Preferred DNS server, enter the Google Public DNS address: 126.96.36.199; for the Alternative DNS server, enter the Google Public DNS address: 188.8.131.52. Then click OK to save the changes.
Step 7: Restart your PC and launch Overwatch. If the problem still prevails the try other steps.
7. AVOID WIRELESS INTERFERENCE
If the PC connects to the internet via wireless media then the problem of disconnection can occur due to wireless interference. This will slow down the speed and will lead to disconnection. Keep these few things in your mind:
- Better to place your router in the middle place of the house for better connectivity.
- Wireless devices like microwave oven should be kept away from the modem.
8. DISABLE THE PROXY SERVER
The proxy server slows down the connection leading to the disconnection of the internet. So, the proxy server needs to be disabled. Steps:
Step 1: On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time to open the Run dialog. Type inetcpl.cpl and press Enter.
Step 2: Navigate to the Connections tab. Select Never dial a connection if you see it (somewhere below Choose Settings if you need…). Then click on LAN settings.
Step 3: Uncheck the box next to Use a proxy server for your LAN. If it is already unchecked, check the box next to Automatically detect settings. Then click OK.
Step 4: If you’re using a VPN or a third-party proxy server, disable it. If the problem still prevails of disconnection then follow the other steps.
9. RUN BLIZZARD’S Battle.net LOOKING GLASS
It is used to test network connectivity. Follow the steps given below:
Step 1: Visit Blizzard’s Battle.net Looking-Glass.
Step 2: Select your region and the service. Check all of the testing items and then click Run Test.
Step 3: Test results with the detailed information of your problem on the official forum of Overwatch can be posted. See if anyone can help you analyze the results and solve your problem.
By following the above-mentioned steps which suites the computer or device will help the connection of the internet and will not lead to disconnection.