Blizzard recently revealed that Overwatch 2 has several known issues. One of the problems players face is achievements. As spotted by True Achievements, players have reported being booted out of the game and server when unlocking an achievement.
That would be disappointing enough on its own, but it’s especially bad because Overwatch 2 already has long queues. Unlocking an achievement – which is usually fun and exciting – may not be so in this issue. GameSpot experienced this bug first hand as well. As usual, however, your mileage may vary.
Overwatch 2’s list of achievements is pretty much the same as the original game, with some changes and six brand new achievements for the sequel.
What exactly is causing the achievement-related errors is unknown, but fans have speculated that it has to do with the game’s general instability at the moment.
Blizzard recently took issue with Overwatch 2’s rocky start, saying the game failed to live up to the expectations of both the studio and fans. The studio is making some changes to the game going forward, including removing the controversial mobile phone requirement for many.
Blizzard said all Overwatch 2 launch issues were exacerbated by DDoS attacks against the game. “They didn’t directly cause any of these issues, they just made the environment in which we work on these issues more challenging.”
Despite the launch issues, Overwatch 2 – which is a free-to-play title – has already attracted a massive audience of “millions”, according to Blizzard.
The Overwatch 1 servers were shut down on October 2 to prepare for the release of the sequel.
In our ongoing Overwatch 2 review, reviewer Jessica Howard mostly enjoyed her first few hours with the game, though she questioned whether it’s a true successor to the iconic original. “Where it counts, Overwatch 2 looks like a fantastic update to a multiplayer game with mechanics that allow for exciting skirmishes between teams of heroes,” he wrote. “However, as a separate entity and continuum, it stumbles.”
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