Overwatch Summer Games 2017 Issues Leave Players Trapped In Queues or Worse

Overwatch Summer Games 2017 Issues Leave Players Trapped In Queues or Worse

It's patch day, but things aren't necessarily smooth sailing.

It's Overwatch patch day, marking the launch of the Summer Games 2017 seasonal event. There's a host of new skins for many of your Overwatch favorites, all of the previous Summer Games skins are back at a reduced price, and last year's Lucioball game mode has expanded.

Unfortunately, there seem to be some patch day issues. Many seem to stem from the addition of Copa Lucioball, a version of the Rocket League-style mode for Competitive Play. Through these short Lucioball matches, players can earn Competitive Points, though less than they would earn through traditional modes.

The issues seem to come in a few different flavors, some specific to Lucioball and some not. Players have reported that they're unable to queue for Lucioball at all, or when they do queue, they find themselves endlessly stuck on "Searching". Others have found themselves trapped in groups, even after being kicked. Other smaller problems include the eponymous ball being completely gone and uneven teams being created in matchmaking.

One issue is affecting all Competitive Play: players are reporting that they aren't getting any Skill Rating or Competitive Points for wins. Then there are straight up login issues, where players simply can't log into the game in the first place. That problem started on PC, but it seems to have slowly spread to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players.

Blizzard has left a number of different messages about the problems on the official Blizzard Customer Support account, but there doesn't seem to be fixes ready yet.

Basically, you're looking to start getting those amazing Summer Games skins, it's best to give Blizzard a day to work out the kinks. Otherwise, you might find yourself trapped in a group or unable to find a game in matchmaking.

Check out our Overwatch Summer Games 2017 event hub page for even more info.

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Mike Williams

Reviews Editor

M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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