ALERT! Log in issues reportred by Blizzard CS!
As expected with the launch of Shadowlands, there are reports of being unable to log into Blizzard’s authentication servers. This can affect logging into any Blizzard Game including Overwatch and World of Warcraft. Please continue to be patient and if you successfully log into Overwatch, I recommend avoiding any Competitive Play modes as it may be difficult to log back in if you are disconnected for any reason.
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Greetings everyone, World of Warcraft’s latest expansion, Shadowlands, launches today and it is reported to be one of the highest pre-paid expansions sold for World of Warcraft to date. It is highly expected many players will be logging into Blizzard Battle.net to take on the latest adventure in the mysterious new realms. But as one of the Overwatch MVP’s I am simply here to remind you of a few technical notes that affect our community here.
LONG LOG-IN QUEUE TIMES ARE EXPECTED AT LAUNCH TIME
The launch for the latest expansion will take place 3:00 PM Pacific Standard Time / 6:00 PM Eastern Standard Time. I highly expect millions of players to be logging in at once and this will very likely cause queues for the authentication servers. This means attempting to log on to the Blizzard Launcher and possibly Overwatch may take an extended amount of time!
Click here to see Shadowlands Launch Times for your region
|Americas (PST)||Europe (CET)||Taiwan (CST)||Korea (KST)||ANZ (AEDT)||UTC|
|3:00p.m. November 23*||12:00a.m. November 24||7:00a.m. November 24||8:00a.m. November 24||10:00a.m. November 24||11:00 p.m. November 23|
*To align with other regions, the Americas will launch slightly ahead of November 24 in local time.
If you already logged into Overwatch at the time Shadowlands goes live, you should technically be fine to keep playing. However, I personally recommend avoiding any Competitive Play modes during the high-queue times for log-ins. The reason why I say this is because in the event you should accidentally disconnect, it will very likely take several minutes to log in and get back into the game. As always any disconnections that results in leaving a Competitive match will be penalized appropriately (click here for details)..
BLIZZARD CUSTOMER SUPPORT WILL LIKELY BE VERY BUSY
Blizzard Customer Support will likely be very busy with handling the Shadowlands launch for many players, so any web tickets may take a very long time to get a response. As always, the technical support forum here on the Overwatch Forums is available and MVPs such as myself will keep a lookout when possible to help out as always.
That’s it, everyone. Thanks for hearing out my little P.S.A. but I want to make sure all of you are ready for Shadowlands regardless if you are a World of Warcraft player or just simply an Overwatch player. Have fun either way, and have a safe holiday week!