In live service games, updates often lead to bugs and glitches, and Overwatch 2 is no exception. One particular problem that some players have been facing is getting stuck on the “applying update” screen, which can be quite frustrating. Here are some solutions to help fix this issue.
Stuck on Overwatch 2’s Applying Update Screen: Many players across all platforms have been encountering this bug in various ways, with the screen interrupting gameplay and causing players to leave their matches.
While restarting your device can fix this problem, it’s not ideal, especially if you’re in the middle of a competitive match. Quitting can lead to losses and penalties such as timeouts and faster decay of endorsement level. A good step to take is to check your connection stability, run a speed test, or if possible use a wired connection.
On PC, you can try scanning and repairing the game before launching it. This method was also found to be quite effective in resolving similar issues with Modern Warfare 2. While it may not be a permanent solution, players have reported that this can temporarily resolve the issue.
It’s unclear what exactly causes the “applying update” bug, but hopefully, one of these methods can help you. The most frustrating aspect of this problem is when the screen overlaps with your current game, resulting in getting kicked out due to being AFK.
Overwatch 2 is available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.