Overwatch 2: How to Fix “Player is in a different version of Overwatch” Error

Tanim Hasan
By Tanim Hasan
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Credit: Activision Blizzard

Overwatch 2, since its launch, has had many problems and bugs. And the devs are working to fix everything one by one. But one of them is “player is in a different version.” Here is how you can fix it.

Overwatch 2 launch has been riddled with problems. And the DDoS attack on the Blizzard servers has made the situation worse. But that doesn’t mean the community is just waiting until Blizzard fixes everything. Many of the problems have a workaround now, thanks to the community.

Among the many errors we have found in Overwatch 2, “player is in a different version of overwatch” is probably the most annoying one. Since it doesn’t let you team up with your friends. But if you want to play with your friends, we have the solution to the problem. Here is how you can fix it.

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Fix “Player is in a different version of Overwatch” Error in Overwatch 2

To get to the bottom of the “player is in a different version of Overwatch” error; first, we need to check if we are actually up to date with the game or not. To do that, go to the battle.net launcher. There in the overwatch section, you will find a gear beside the play button. Press on the gear and check for updates. Make sure your friend does the same. Then login to the game and try to invite each other. If this method does not work, you can use the workaround method.

Blizzard has said they are working on a fix for this problem. In the meantime, you can use a workaround method to invite your friend to the game. To invite a friend without using the invite option, we need to use the chat to type out the command. Here is how to do it:

  • After login into the game, open the chat option.
  • Write /invite [Battle.net Tag of your friend] on the chat.
  • Press enter to invite him to the group manually.

This method will bypass the normal way of inviting friends to join the group, thus avoiding the “player is in a different version of Overwatch” error.

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Tanim Hasan is a Guide Writer at GameRiv working on various games which consists of mostly new releases. His favourite genre is Hack and Slash, and Souls Like. But he is open to play any game regardless of the genre. So he has experience with most genres of games.