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How long are the queue times in Overwatch 2?

Those in queue are not having a good time.

Players have been waiting a long time and suffered a drought of content before the sequel to Overwatch 2 launched earlier this week. Now, they’re waiting even longer in the queue to get into the game, even a few days after launch.

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Queue times are varying widely depending on who you speak to. Some players are getting into the game in a matter of minutes, while others are waiting through numerous errors to even see the main menu.

Some players are experiencing connection issues even when they get into the game. There have been multiple reports of players only being able to play a few minutes into the match before they get thrown out of it, while some are able to complete whole games and stay in for long periods of time.

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How long is the Overwatch 2 queue?

The Overwatch 2 queue was at least 10 minutes long for those looking to get into the game on Oct. 4. The servers have begun to stabilize, according to Blizzard, but players will still need to wait in a queue to get into the game. Wait times have been reported to be anywhere between 10 to 60 minutes depending on what time players are logging in and how congested the servers are.

The only way to get through the long queue times is to either sit through it and endure the queues or wait until fewer players are online to clog up the line. As time goes on and the server congestion starts to even out, queue times should lower and players will have an easier time accessing the game and all its features.


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