Overwatch Crashes, Errors and Fixes

Overwatch Crashes, Errors and Fixes

Overwatch Crashes, Errors and Fixes

Overwatch is an action first person shooter and hero based multiplayer video game from Blizzard Entertainment. The gameplay is similar to other multiplayer FPS games in the market. Overwatch is generally compared with another hero based video game Battleborn. The game has various unique characters, all with different abilities.

The game is released today on 24th May, 2016 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and already accumulated great reviews from various gamers and industry reviewers based on the Beta. As we all know that sometimes most of the newly released games have issues such as crashes, errors, bugs and other similar problems and Overwatch is no exception to this.

In Overwatch Crashes, Errors and Fixes we will try to address different issues that players are facing during their gameplay and will provide solutions and workarounds for these issues. First make sure your system can run this game by reading the below system requirements.

Overwatch System Requirements

Overwatch Minimum System Requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows 10 | 8.1 | 7 (64-Bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 | AMD Phenom X3 8650
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4400 | ATI Radeon HD 4850 | Nvidia GeForce GTX 460
  • Hard Disk Space: 30 GB Available Space

Overwatch Recommended System Requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows 10 | 8.1 | 7 (64-Bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 | AMD Phenom II X3
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 7950 | Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
  • Hard Disk Space: 30 GB Available Space

Overwatch Crash Issues:

If you are facing any crashing issues such as crash on startup, crash during gameplay, crash on loading screen, crash after changing settings, crash with white/black screen or any other random crash then there is a chance that you have a driver conflict on your system. To solve these issues, you need to update your system hardware drivers so that any conflict that may be arising due to outdated driver can be minimized.

If you do not know how to check all the drivers, then you can use This driver scanner. Just download and install this application and scan your system for any outdated drivers. You can easily update your hardware drivers with just one click.

 Overwatch Doesn’t Start:

Some people have faced this issue where the game doesn’t start when they click play. If you are also having this issue you need to turn off your antivirus application and then start the game. If this works then you have to whitelist Overwatch in your Antivirus software. But if this doesn’t solve the issue the you have to verify game’s files and restore any missing files.

Overwatch No compatible GPU Detected Error:

This error suggest that you do not have compatible GPU installed on your system. If you have one installed then make sure you also have installed the relevant drivers for that specific GPU. Another thing you can do if you are playing Overwatch on a laptop that you can switch your GPU from integrated to dedicated GPU. If you do not know how to do this just google it, it’s very easy.

Overwatch DLL Files Missing Issue:

This issue is really annoying and causes great frustration. But we have you covered, if you are facing this issue where you are having a DLL file missing error in Overwatch. You can solve this issue with  This DLL file library software. This application have tons of DLL files in its library. Install this application and go to ‘Install DLL Files’ there just search for missing file then press install and you’re done.

Overwatch Controller Not Working Issue:

If your controller is not working with the game you can always use a third party controller software such as Joy2Key. However you can also use the following workaround:

Open the game root directory and search for the “x360ce_x64.dll” file.

Rename this to ‘xinput9_1_0.dll’

If you do not find a file with the above name then you have to download this ‘xinput9_1_0.dll’ file and then paste it to your game root directory.

Overwatch PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Performance Issues:

If you are facing any performance issues, crashes, black screens, white screens, freezes, bugs or any other similar issues while playing the game, you can use this Guide to troubleshoot Overwatch performance on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.