Overwatch 2: How to Fix the Error Causing Computer to Shut Down

Tahmid Shihab Murshed
By Tahmid Shihab Murshed
3 Min Read
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Is Overwatch shutting your computer down? Don’t worry as we explain why it happens and what you can do to fix it.

Overwatch 2 is the most anticipated multiplayer title 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 is facing issues with thousands of players flooding in. On the other hand, DDoS attacks are also causing problems for the game’s server.

It seems like a new problem has also appeared out of thin air. Many players reported that Overwatch 2 is shutting their computers down following an error. If you are one of the unfortunate people suffering from this error, rest assured as we guide you through the fix.

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How to Fix the Error Causing Computer to Shut Down

The error might be caused by corrupt game files, a faulty launcher, and a backdated GPU driver. Here are fixes that might solve the problem once and for all:

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  • Close all instances of the game from the task manager.
  • Restart your PC.
  • Reinstall the Battle.net launcher again.
  • Scan and Repair Overwatch 2.
  • After the installation is finished, launch Overwatch 2.


  • Open Task Manager.
  • Look for irrelevant programs that are consuming excessive RAM.
  • Close the irrelevant programs.
  • Launch Overwatch 2.


  • 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.

If these fixes don’t work, the problem may lie within your hardware. Every BSOD provides a specific code and crash report. So, you can find your specific issue by searching for that code on the internet. That’ll help you to find out why your PC is shutting down while playing Overwatch 2.

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So, hopefully, our fixes will help you solve the issue until Blizzard releases a fix for all the concurrent problems. However, 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.

Tahmid Shihab Murshed is an FPS writer at GameRiv. Born with a knack for gaming, he has played all types of games out there. He has a heartfelt love for Call of Duty, and other shooter titles out there.