Overwatch 2: How to Fix Rendering Device Lost Error

Is the “Rendering Device Lost” error kicking you out of Overwatch 2? Rest assured, as we explain why it happens and the best ways to fix it.

Overwatch 2 is one of the most anticipated multiplayer titles of 2022. Blizzard has finally released the game, pulling down cover on its predecessor, Overwatch. Unlike OW1, this game is a free-to-play title. Being a F2P, players are flooding the game to try out everything new the game has to offer.

Unfortunately, the game’s launch has not been smooth sailing for Blizzard. As the game is a F2P title, players are jumping in to take a peek at the game. The game’s server faced many issues, with thousands of players flooding every minute.

It seems like a new problem has also appeared out of thin air. Many players reported that the “Rendering Device Lost” error kicked them out of the game. If you are one of the unlucky souls suffering from this error, rest assured as we guide you through the fix.

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How to Fix Rendering Device Lost Error

The rendering device loss error is not caused by faulty hardware but is a technical issue, mostly known as TDR or Timeout Detection Recovery. Furthermore, the error has also been a haunting issue for its predecessor. Here are the possible fixes to solve this problem:

Rendering Device Lost Error
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Step-1:

  • Open Task Manager.
  • Look for irrelevant programs that are consuming excessive RAM.
  • Close the irrelevant programs.

Step-2:

  • Open the Task-Manager
  • Select the “Performance” tab
  • Check the temperatures of your CPU and GPU
  • If any of them is overheated, check if they are overclocked or not.

Step-3:

  • Head over to your GPU application.
  • Check if your GPU drivers are updated.
  • If the drivers are not updated, make sure to update them.
  • Restart your PC after the update is complete.
  • Launch Overwatch 2.

Unfortunately, if these fixes don’t work, the problem may lie within your hardware. However, hopefully, our fixes will help you solve the issue until Blizzard releases a fix for all the concurrent problems. Moreover, if the above fixes do not work for you, be patient and wait for the next update. Blizzard is continuously working on patches to fix minor issues like this.

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