Overwatch 2: How to Fix the Disconnected From Game Server (LC-208) Error

Are you getting the “Disconnected From Game Server” or LC-208 Error in Overwatch 2? Don’t worry! This article will discuss why this happens and how you can fix it.

Overwatch 2 is one of the most awaited titles in 2022. After phases of beta testing, the game has finally been released. Unlike its predecessor, Blizzard has made Overwatch 2 a free-to-play title. As a result, hundreds of thousands of players overloaded the servers within a short time.

However, as Blizzard expected, things aren’t going so smoothly. The long queuing of players and continuous DDoS attacks have made the game already an unenjoyable experience to many. Additionally, players are constantly getting a Disconnected From Game Server or LC-208 Error after hours of waiting.

Read More: Overwatch 2: How to Fix the Error Code BC-153

Why Does Disconnected From Game Server or LC-208 Error Occur?

Although most of the current errors in Overwatch 2 remain server sided, the LC-208 Error may cause due to a poor internet connection. When the LC-208 Error occurs, it will show you a message saying, “Disconnected From Game Server.”

LC-208 Overwatch 2
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This mainly happens when your PC or Console system is having trouble communicating with the Overwatch 2 servers. There can be several reasons, including high latency, low internet bandwidth, and firewall issues.

However, as Overwatch 2 servers are constantly getting DDoSed and overfilled with players, it can also be a reason why you are getting the LC-208 Error. While the issue is very rare on PC, it has become a nightmare for console users.

Fix Disconnected From Game Server or LC-208 Error (A Complete Step-by-step Guide)

Unlike the BC-153 Error Code, you can actually fix the LC-208 by following a few simple steps. Although most of the steps are related to fixing your internet connectivity, we included a few other things, so you don’t miss anything by chance.

Here’s a complete step-by-step guide on how to fix LC-208 Error:

For Console (XBOX, PS, Nintendo Switch)

For PC

  • The first thing you should do is restart your router.
  • Check for any background applications that are using your internet connection. If yes, then close them while you enter the game.
  • Make sure your windows firewall isn’t blocking Overwatch 2 servers. To do that: go to Windows Search> type Windows Defender Firewall and click on it> Click on Restore defaults> select Restore defaults button and click on Yes. Restart your computer.
Restore windows firewall settings
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  • Open Blizzard client> go to Overwatch 2> click on Regions and change it to where you are located.
Change Region Overwatch 2
Credit: Blizzard
  • Finally, check if Overwatch 2 servers are under maintenance or down through downdetecter, Overwatch Twitter page, or battle.net support page.
  • If the servers are up and running, open the game as usual, and this should solve your LC-208 Error.

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As mentioned earlier, Overwatch 2 is currently facing many server-side issues. Countless players are grumbling as they remain unable to play the game. Hopefully, Blizzard will release a permanent fix for the server-related issues so players can start enjoying the game as soon as possible.

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