The latest iteration in the competitive shooter Overwatch franchise, Overwatch 2, servers are finally up, and the game is available across all major platforms to download and play for free. But with the game’s arrival, we have new issues that stop players from getting into Overwatch 2. Among many, one such issue is “Unexpected Server Error Occurred.” This guide will talk about how to fix Overwatch 2 Unexpected Server Error Occurred issue. 

How to Fix Overwatch 2 Unexpected Server Error Occurred

Overwatch 2 “Unexpected Server Error Occurred” is an issue mainly because the game servers are down, overloaded, or under maintenance. Sometimes, players also get the Unexpected Server Error Occurred problem in Overwatch 2 when they use any VPN and proxies that make it hard for the game client to connect with game servers or when you mess up with your region settings in the Battle.Net launcher. 

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As we mentioned earlier, the Overwatch 2 “Unexpected Server Error Occurred” can happen due to issues with the game servers. So before performing any basic troubleshooting, check out these sites to get hold of the current server status for Overwatch 2:

Assuming the game servers are working fine and you are still facing Overwatch 2 “Unexpected Server Error Occurred” issue—we recommend you restart your PC or console. And then check if there is any update for Overwatch 2. [If you are on PC, make sure your GPU, Battle.Net, and Overwatch 2, all these are up to date]

If that doesn’t fix the issue, check your Battle.Net region settings and set it to the region you are from—if the game finds a mismatch between the region selected in your PC and the client, it will cause said issues. 

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Lastly, we recommend you turn off VPNs and proxy settings and try playing Overwatch 2. Most of the time, the issue is resolved by just restarting the game; still, if, for some reason, you are still getting Overwatch 2 “Unexpected Server Error Occurred” issue, we recommend you to re-download the game. 

Overwatch 2 is available on the PC, Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch platforms. 

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