"rendering device has been lost"

happened to me while I was in a middle of a competitve match, I had to do something on the advanced settings, restart, and as I was doing this the match was already over with a loss, of course.

i’m actually really mad right now, but besides that, what was the problem exactly? was it from the game’s engine or my pc? cause my pc definitely overpasses overwatch’s RECOMMENDED specs.

The “Rendering Device has been lost” error message is a case where the graphic card shuts down while Overwatch is in operation. There can be a vareity of causes behind this.

First if you are an AMD graphics card user, please note there is a current issue with the most recent Radeon driver that may cause this crash:

Otherwise please consider checking this standard troubleshooting guide first: