Failed to conect to server + suspension?

Ok, so this just happened to me. Queued for a game, waited for couple of min watching yt, heard the match found noise, immediately got back to the game and nothing happened. Couple seconds later I see the “Failed to conect to server”, thought like “ok then,I’ll just queue again”, and this was showing to me. Didn’t even see the loading screen and got a 10min ban and lost -50 Ranked points. Thanks a lot blizzard.

Screenshot: https: //prnt. sc/j2ywy6

“Failed to connect to server” is a connection error where your connection was blocked from reaching the game server’s specific IP address. These are frustrating errors and difficult to troubleshoot. However the best option is that if you are getting this error very frequently, you need to try and run a few connection tests in a non-critical mode like the Training Range. I recommend the use of a WinMTR test.

WinMTR instructions:

  1. Download WinMTR from (Console players need a Windows Desktop Computer connected to the same network as their console to do this.)
  2. Unzip the file to the Desktop.
  3. Open the WinMTR folder and select the 32 or 64 bit version. Choose whichever one corresponds to your version of Windows.
  4. Run the WinMTR.exe
  5. Type the IP address you want to trace in the “Host” field. To get the correct IP you will actually need to open up the game and go Practice Vs AI or Quick Play and if you are on PC hit Ctrl+Shift+N and it will bring up the ingame network diagnostic graph, or go to Video > Options > Display Network Performance Graph if you are on any platform including Console. In the top left corner is the IP address you want to run WinMTR to.
    Network Graph
    note When looking at the IP it will show up ingame as something like You will want to leave the last 5 digits and the colon at the end off and the IP you want to use is just the
  6. Once you notice the connection issue while playing, play for about 6 more minutes, minimize the game and click on “Stop”.
  7. Click on “Copy text to clipboard”, then return to this forum thread.
  8. Type two sets of four squiggly lines and then paste the contents of the WinMTR test between: ~~~~ Paste WinMTR Test Results Here ~~~~

If in the event you can’t even connect to Overwatch and get into any game mode at all, please use one of the following IP addresses based on your geographical region:

  • US West -
  • US Central -
  • Brazil -
  • Europe -
  • Europe -
  • Korea -
  • Taiwan -

Unfortunately all disconnections and game crashes counts as leaving the match and will be penalized appropriately. The game server has no way to discern a legitimate disconnection or game crash from one that is forcefully caused by a dishonest player to bypass leaver penalties. You can learn about this policy here: