Many Overwatch players are experiencing crashing issues with their game. Their game keeps crashing to the desktop (sometimes an error message pops up). In the worst cases, this causes a blue screen error to the players.
This is a frustrating issue. But don’t worry. The following are a few methods that can help you resolve your problem.
Try these fixes:
You don’t have to try them all; just work your way down the list until you find the one that works for you.
- Check the programs running on your computer
- Check for overheating components
- Stop overclocking your components
- Update your drivers
Method 1: Check the programs running on your computer
There may be programs on your computer that are conflicting with Overwatch. So you should close the programs you don’t need and check if this fixes your crashing issue.
Also, pay special attention to those overlay programs, such as GeForce Experience, MSI Afterburner, etc. Temporarily disable them and see if this helps.
If any of those programs is the cause of your issue, try updating it to the latest version. Or turn it off before you run Overwatch.
Method 2: Check for overheating components
Your game may crash if your computer components are overheating. You should check your computer and cool your computer down if the temperature is too high. To get rid of the excessive heat:
- Clean the dust from the fans and vents of your computer.
- Make sure your computer is in a cool environment.
- Use a better cooling system for your computer if yours is not powerful enough.
Method 3: Stop overclocking your components
Your game may crash if you increase the clock speed of your CPU or GPU. The reason is that overclocking undermines your computer stability and increases its temperature. So you should set your component speeds to the default, then check to see if this stops your game from crashing.
Method 4: Update your drivers
Your Overwatch may crash if you’re using a wrong driver or it’s out of date. You should update your drivers and see if this resolves your problem.
If you don’t have the time, patience or skills to update your drivers manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.
Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to be troubled by the wrong driver you would be downloading, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.
You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 steps (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):
1) Download and install Driver Easy.
2) Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.
3) Click the Update button next to each driver to automatically download and install the correct version of this driver (you can do this with the FREE version). Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).