Game freezing with Intel i3 / Dual core CPUs

Mine was instantly closing instead of freezing. Ended up reinstalling windows and it fixed my issue.

Someone in another thread said that creating a new windows user just to play overwatch 2 works as well

Tried that, but it didn’t work for me.

Same issue here. 1050ti, i3 7100. Installed to a crucial SSD. Stutters followed by a hard-freeze. OW1 ran perfectly fine, devoid of these technical issues.
Have tried everything under the sun except for: disabling hyperthreading as others suggest, installing it to my hard drive instead of my SSD, or reinstalling windows/playing from a new user account.

Switching to low preset and disabling all dynamic/custom resolution scaling, restarting my game to save these settings, and then playing seems to be the only thing that’s had any tangible change. Whereas before a crash was guaranteed early to mid way through the match, I was able to actually complete a match with these settings (and even finish the last half of one I backfilled into). Crashed the next match I played.

I’m currently trying disabling hyperthreading. But even if this works I kinda don’t think this should be the fix we are looking for


They released a list of issues they are working on and this is not listed there now. This is so sad… BLIZZARD PLEASE NOTICE US AND FIX THIS ISSUE


No mentions about game freezes

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Can’t try disabling hyperthreading since I don’t have the option in my laptop BIOS.
Anyway i’m not sure this would be any good with the performance loss.

I have the same problem I tried everything still nothing helped CPU i3-6098P and GPU gtx 1050ti hope they fix it soon

I just tried with disabled hyperthreading, although it didn’t fix the issue, it did last a little longer before it froze.

And this time, instead of freezing without any error message, one popped up that said “Your rendering device has been lost. Application closing!”

Can’t say if this is a step forward or back, but I’m going to emblem hyperthreading against, so as to not mess around with my settings

I tried creating a new windows user and it has worked so far. Already playing for 30min and no freezing.

Also, don’t know if it’s connected or what, but putting the game in windowed mode makes the freeze happen a lot faster for me.

this is so annoying, we’re being ignored :skull:


Good for you!
Sadly, it didn’t work for me. Are you doing anything else other than just creating a new account? Is there anything special on that account? Maybe I’m just doing it wrong

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nvm… it froze again. It only lasted longer before freezing. oh life…

GTX 1060 6GB / i3-7100 / 8 GB RAM

Keeps freezing after a few minutes in-game

This is so disappointing I was excited to finally play overwatch and was even planning to spend some money SIGH

Same problem here RTX 2060 i7 16 GB RAM and still freezing time at time, no fps drops btw.


Hey! I have the same problem, my specs are:

i5 4210u
gt 820m (2gb vram)
8gb ram
windows 10

and the only way I could find to fix this problem is putting Overwatch to run in real-time priority on task manager, but my entire OS feels more laggy after I close Overwatch. I don’t know if putting Overwatch on real-time priority is safe, but it worked. I played for a few hours without freezing.


I’m not able to test myself right now, did anyone else try this ?

For real, it’s so annoying. I’ve been kicked out of 10 games at the least!

I can try it tomorrow, I’ll let everyone know what happens