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Overwatch 2 LC 208 Error – How To Fix

Jump back into the action packed shooter with our guide on how how to fix the LC 208 error recently plaguing Overwatch 2.
Overwatch 2 LC 208 Error – How To Fix

Overwatch 2 has been hyped up for the year 2022, and now that it's finally underway, there have been a few issues that are souring the experience for some gamers. One of which is the recent LC-208 error that has been plaguing some players, but how can you fix this error and get back to the action-packed hero shooter you're here to enjoy?

Well, that's where this guide comes in, as we will be giving you some tips and tricks used to work around and fix the LC-208 error you might experience in Overwatch 2. 

Overwatch 2 LC 208 Error Fix

Overwatch 2 LC 208 Error How To Fix after confirming the servers aren't the issue, try our fixes
Try our fixes below after confirming the servers are up and running. (Picture: Blizzard Entertainment)

This error could occur for a variety of reasons, with the most prominent being a problem with the game's servers. At launch, Overwatch 2's servers were subjected to a massive DDoS attack, rendering many players unable to access the game or stuck in long queues for hours.

But once you've ruled out these issues with the game and are sure the error is coming from the game itself, then below are some tips you can try to fix the LC-208 error.

Make sure you're connected to the Internet. If you're using Wi-Fi, make sure you have a strong signal. If the signal strength is poor, it is recommended that you use a wired connection via an Ethernet cable or move closer to the router. As a last resort, reboot your router/modem.

If you're on a Console, make sure your NAT type isn't Strict/3/C. This can severely limit your ability to interact with other players. If you have a Strict (Xbox), 3 (Playstation), or C (Switch) NAT type, it is recommended that you contact your internet service provider and change your NAT Type to Moderate/2/B because it is safer and allows you to connect to more game servers.

This one is only for PC gamers. Open the Battle.net client on your PC and navigate to the Overwatch 2 tab. There will be a 'globe' icon here, right next to the 'Play' button. Click it to change your server region from the one that is currently selected. While this may not provide the best playable experience possible, it should allow you to access the game.

Overwatch 2 LC 208 Error How To Fix using these tips can more than likely fix your issue
While we await a patch from Blizzard, try out all of our fix options to get back into the action as quickly possible. (Picture: Blizzard Entertainment)

Users of the PlayStation 5 can try to install both the PS4 and PS5 versions of the game on their system. Having multiple versions of Overwatch 2 on the console allows users to easily switch between them. If one version of the game isn't working, players can switch to the other. This should give you access to the game and avoid any login errors.

Finally, make sure your Battle.net account is linked to your console. If not, go to Battle.net's connections page and connect your accounts. If it's already done, try unlinking and then reconnecting them.

As mentioned at the beginning, before proceeding with any of these potential fixes, players should check to see if the game's servers are up and running. Unfortunately, if the servers are down, users will be unable to resolve the issue and will have to wait until they are back up and running again.

For more on the game, check our section dedicated to Overwatch 2 news, guides, and features.

 

Featured image courtesy of Blizzard Entertainment.