Overwatch "blizzard error" on launch

I ran into an issue this morning where OW will not launch and blizzard error “The application encountered and unexcepted error” will instead pop up.


Things i’ve tried and no luck.

Restarting/powering down.
checking GPU drivers and WIndows drivers (all up to date)
Ran repair tool on both blizz and windows.
did a clean reinstall of OW “cleared all files and cache before reinstalling”

My system is running a GTX 1080 with a 5600x.

I would appreciate any help.

Please review the known issues thread, since you may be able to solve this before someone can respond.

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While you wait for assistance, I suggest opening the Windows Reliability History tool, which may show you what’s happening in the background to cause any errors.

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