Fixing Errors and Optimizing Game Performance in Overwatch 2

If you encounter errors while starting up Overwatch 2, this guide provides solutions for the most common issues. It also offers tips on optimizing game performance for better playback.

Common Errors and Solutions

Error Code 31765:

The system cannot find the file specified

To fix this error, close Overwatch 2, navigate to the game’s installation folder, right-click on the "Overwatch 2" executable file, select "Properties," check the box next to "Run this program as an administrator," restart your computer, and launch Overwatch 2 again.

Error Code 1073741824:

The application failed to start because of an error during installation

To resolve this issue, delete the game’s installation folder and related files, re-download and re-install the game from the official website or Blizzard Launcher, restart your computer, and launch Overwatch 2 again.

Optimizing Game Performance

In addition to fixing errors, follow these steps to optimize game performance:

1. Adjust graphics settings in the game’s settings menu.
2. Close unnecessary programs before launching Overwatch 2.
3. Disable anti-virus software while playing Overwatch 2.
4. Update drivers for your graphics card and other hardware components.


Q: How do I know which error code to look up?

The error code is displayed in the game’s launcher or event viewer. Consult Blizzard’s support website for more information if you are not sure what it means.

Q: Can I play Overwatch 2 offline?

No, Overwatch 2 requires an internet connection to play. However, you can play single-player mode or local multiplayer with friends without an internet connection.