Problem: game was not playable with reproducible freeze (needed to sign out of Windows via ctrl-alt-del) with rapid slowdown (fps drop from 70 to the teens) followed by freeze in the Overwatch 2 beta client (2.00.8.0.97808) right after entering a game (a few seconds after hero selection, in training, quickplay, or custom game).
Workaround: I found this went away when I switched from fullscreen mode (my default) to borderless windowed, after which the game ran smoothly for hours.
I just tried switching back to fullscreen via Alt-Enter and the game continues to work for a match. I haven’t tried stress testing.
- GPU shader cache
- lazy loading of assets at game time
- freesync screen driver with custom game profile
i3 - 8GB ram - Radeon 460 4GB - MSI freesync monitor with “gaming OSD” software installed and configured to fast response time and color profile in gaming mode.