Lost Connection to Game Server - Penalty

Hi there,

Searching game then finding, entering and start fighting but then suddenly looks like everybody freeze in the game and in a few seconds turn back to the main screen and then says “Lost Connection to Game Server”.

For this reason, i have a penalty and -%75 XP and im not feeling ok because there is no fun if i cant see the end of the game and cant earn any xp.

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The error message means something between your computer or console and the servers did not connect. But any time you leave a match, even if it was the fault of your ISP, your 5 other teammates are affected. More detail on how penalties work: Overwatch Technical Issues, SR Loss, and Leaver Penalties

But this not an answer for help.

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What do you need help with? You only described that you disconnected and have a penalty… all of that is normal.

i just had 4 matches, only one let me finish and i have had “failed to connect to server” 3 other times kicking me from the match.
my internet is completely fine. i’ve checked. it’s not my memory or processing. i’m pretty sure it’s something to do with the overwatch server.
it’s telling me im about to be penalized if i leave another match. im not leaving. i’m being kicked from the server. and now i feel like i can’t even risk trying to play again because i’m going to be penalized for trying to have fun.

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Can you post a WinMTR report for us to look at? https://us.battle.net/support/en/article/27780

I couldn’t access the game as well for 2 days. It said “Lost connection to game server” at “Entering game” phase. I can play other games (PoE) Singapore normally.

https:// pastebin .com/ k8rTF4eS
(forum doesn’t allow me to paste links)

  1. 52.93.9.146 - 9 | 105 | 96 | 147 | 149 | 167 | 149 |

  2. | 52.93.11.77 - 12 | 97 | 86 | 147 | 149 | 179 | 153 |

These two hops are showing issues. No hostnames, so it could be the hop between your ISP and Blizzard. You probably take different routes for the other games and that’s why they work fine.

I attempted to try again and I could login now, at least for the moment.

I am literally having the same issue! T_T Whenever I log on, within a minute or two I will get kicked off with it saying “Lost connection to game server” This has happened once, however it worked the next day. Now it’s happened again but been going on for 2 days straight. I’ve tried to restart router, uninstall and reinstall, update drivers, and many other said options to go about this situation and I don’t have a clear idea on why this is happening. My internet is direct connect and I’m having no issues getting online so I’m not sure what is causing this issue. It would be greatly appreciated if I can get some sort of help on this or how to solve it.

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Please investigate it, start playing a game admins, please, you will see and monitor by yourself. We all have same problem with disconnects while playing comp games.

I am having the same issues. Did everything I could on my end. So frustrating.

As with the post above, you need to include a Winmtr report to receive troubleshooting help https://us.battle.net/support/en/article/27780


I’m not an administrator, but I have been playing most of this week with zero disconnects. It’s possible you all have a related connection problem, but the servers are up and running with no issues. Again, any time you post about a connection issue you need to include a Winmtr.

where do i attach the winmtr

You can paste it into the comment, or use Pastebin, like Doom.

|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| WinMTR statistics |

Host - % Sent Recv Best Avrg Wrst Last
10.0.0.1 - 2 2514 2486 4 18 314 13
96.120.76.165 - 2 2522 2496 10 18 294 13
68.86.214.77 - 2 2518 2491 12 21 326 14
162.151.181.149 - 2 2510 2481 13 21 317 22
be-201-ar03.ivyland.pa.panjde.comcastnet - 1 2526 2501 16 24 315 22
be-33287-cr02.newyork.ny.ibone.comcastnet - 2 2522 2496 19 28 313 33
be-10396-pe01.60hudson.ny.ibone.comcastnet - 2 2518 2491 18 26 316 21
173.167.57.150 - 2 2522 2496 18 28 316 27
ae1-br01-eqny8.as57976net - 2 2522 2496 18 29 338 22
et-0-0-2-br02-eqch2.as57976net - 2 2514 2487 39 66 1534 44
No response from host - 100 526 0 0 0 0 0
No response from host - 100 526 0 0 0 0 0
No response from host - 100 526 0 0 0 0 0
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No response from host - 100 526 0 0 0 0 0
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________________________________________________ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______

WinMTR v0.92 GPL V2 by Appnor MSP - Fully Managed Hosting & Cloud Provider

It looks like you are getting some wireless interference. I’d suggest testing the connection while plugged directly into the modem with an ethernet cable, or swapping the channel and frequency of the wifi.

It is not my cnnection problems. Problems are only with Blizzard games, not my ping or isp, i am not noob and i will not add anymore winmtr logs, oone care of anyway. Just letting know that Blizzard is losing players, not may case.