How to fix the “different version of ‘Overwatch'” bug in ‘Overwatch 2’

Overwatch 2 launched final evening (October 4), nevertheless it’s not been a wholly clean launch. Currently, a message studying “player is in a different version of Overwatch” is making it troublesome to play the sequel with buddies – right here’s how to fix it.

If the choice to invite your mates to a bunch in Overwatch 2 is greyed out and also you get a message claiming they’re taking part in a distinct version of the recreation, open up the recreation’s chat and kind “/invite” with their Battle.web ID.

By going via the invite system manually slightly than utilizing the recreation’s interface, it ought to bypass the error message and permit you to invite your mates to a bunch.

Beyond that bug, Overwatch 2 is at present combating a number of different issues. Blizzard Entertainment’s recognized points web page reveals that Overwatch 2 gamers are experiencing points with connectivity issues and lacking cosmetics, whereas a number of of the recreation’s mnaps have been disabled.

Yesterday, Blizzard president Mike Ybarra acknowledged that Overwatch 2 has been targetted with a “mass” Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) assault.

Overwatch 2. Credit: Blizzard Entertainment.
Overwatch 2. Credit: Blizzard Entertainment.

“Unfortunately we are experiencing a mass DDoS attack on our servers,” confirmed Ybarra on Twitter. “Teams are working hard to mitigate/manage. This is causing a lot of drop/connection issues.”

Earlier in the present day (October 5), Overwatch 2 developer Aaron Keller shared an replace confirming additional points with DDoS assaults.

“We’re steadily making progress on server issues and stability, as well as working through a second DDoS attacK,” stated Keller. “We’re all hands on deck and will continue to work throughout the night. Thank you for your patience – we’ll share more info as it becomes available.”

Though launch day points are making it troublesome to play, the recreation itself is wanting good – our evaluate of Overwatch 2 awarded the sequel 4 out of 5 stars, thanks to some good tweaks that distinguish it from the first Overwatch.

In different gaming information, CD Projekt Red CEO and co-founder Marcin Iwiński is stepping down after 30 years with the firm.

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