Game freezing with Intel i3 / Dual core CPUs

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


Funny how a problem with watchpoint pack, where buyers didn’t get the 2000 coins got solved faster, than this, where we literally can’t play the game… So sad.


same here, i can play other games, AC oddysey 60 fps, i can play TARKOV 60 fps but i get freeze in ow 2 really lol and annoying i hope we dont get ignored by blizzard

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Having the same issue on my end as well…highly annoying, I have tried disabling all overlays, disabling virus protection, updating drivers, removing my overclock, closing all other programs, update c++, restart pc, repair game files, and reinstalled the game completely. This is uncalled for, I cannot even get into the game to spend money to get the stuff I want. Please reply or fix this issue asap.

PC Specs
i7 10th gen
3070 ti
32gb ram 3600 c14
Samsung ssd 980 pro 1tb(2)


Same problem since first beta.
core i3 6100
16gb ram

PC Specs:
Motherboard: Lenovo Lancer 4A1
Intel(R) Core™ i5-5200U CPU @ 2.20GHz (2 cores , 4 Threads)
AMD Radeon R5 M230 / HD 8500M
8 GB Ram

8 min to crash when i start a match (2 in training mode, tf?), but it runs surprising smoothly until then

Same. After yesterday, game freezes whole PC during Queue forcing me to hard reset the computer every time. I see the only resolve is to reinstall Windows 10. Only game that does this.

Motherboard: MSI z590 Godlike
Processor: Processor 11th Gen Intel(R) Core™ i9-11900K @ 3.50GHz, 8 Core(s), 16 Logical Processor(s)
Video Card: NVIDIA 3080 TI
Ram: 32 GB
SSD: Samsung SSD 980 PRO 1TB
OS: Windows 10 Pro


Same problem. I’ve tried everything. :frowning:

Glad to know it’s not just me but just small tip so people aren’t reseting pc every time. Control windows D will create new desktop. Control windows right/left arrow lets you swap to it. Open task manager there to close overwatch.