Removed for inactivity while active/VC fails to connect

The Overwatch experience is falling apart. I was healing a game as Moira when I respawn after a death, and from there the blaring Inactivity warning starts counting down. I wish I’d had screen recording on, because I was clearly trying to fight my way out of spawn, and sure enough it kicked me.

Voice chat has been broken for weeks - every suggested remedy failed - connection prompt never occurs, error message from the log file is this:

[17860] [ERR] [bnl] [External(0)] [External()] [2021-09-27T05:11:59.160Z]: PathOps: [20210926T23:11:59] {4368} ERR: … is the leading path component: /…/.build.info
[17860] [ERR] [bnl] [External(0)] [External()] [2021-09-27T05:11:59.160Z]: PathOps: [20210926T23:11:59] {4368} ERR: path normalization failed: /…/.build.info
[17860] [ERR] [Game] [External(0)] [External()] [2021-09-27T05:12:08.891Z]: #= VoiceClient: ERROR:+ Login credential creation failed with error ERROR_DENIED(3)
[17860] [ERR] [Game] [External(0)] [External()] [2021-09-27T05:12:09.277Z]: #= VoiceClient: ERROR:+ Login credential creation failed with error ERROR_DENIED(3)
[17860] [ERR] [Game] [External(0)] [External()] [2021-09-27T05:12:09.768Z]: #= VoiceClient: ERROR:+ Login credential creation failed with error ERROR_DENIED(3)
[17860] [ERR] [Game] [External(0)] [External()] [2021-09-27T05:12:10.359Z]: #= VoiceClient: ERROR:+ Login credential creation failed with error ERROR_DENIED(3)
[17860] [ERR] [Game] [External(0)] [External()] [2021-09-27T05:12:13.234Z]: #= VoiceClient: ERROR:+ Login credential creation failed with error ERROR_DENIED(3)
[17860] [ERR] [Game] [External(0)] [External()] [2021-09-27T05:12:15.669Z]: #= VoiceClient: ERROR:+ Login credential creation failed with error ERROR_DENIED(3)
[17860] [ERR] [Game] [External(0)] [External()] [2021-09-27T05:12:15.969Z]: #= VoiceClient: ERROR:+ Login credential creation failed with error ERROR_DENIED(3)
[17860] [ERR] [Game] [External(0)] [External()] [2021-09-27T05:12:24.871Z]: #= VoiceClient: ERROR:+ Login credential creation failed with error ERROR_DENIED(3)

It’s no longer worth trying to play the game, unable to warn teammates about threats, or any comms at all, getting (understandably) booted from groups for lack thereof. It’s tiring, I have spent too much time already troubleshooting this and now I find forums full of the same complaint from others and no real answers. I’m tired and sad to watch this game fall apart.

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