Overwatch 2 error code LC-208: how to fix connection errors on Overwatch 2

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After a particularly troubled launch, the problems continue to mount for players of Overwatch 2, with Overwatch 2 error code LC-208 merely the latest in a long line of problems that have plagued the game since its launch.

While the DDoS attack on launch day was not exactly Blizzard's fault, other errors, such as Overwatch 2 error code LS-423, or error code HF-5, are most certainly within the developers' power to resolve. And error code LC-208 falls into this latter category.

It is immensely frustrating to see error upon error piling up. But this is one error that was also seen on Overwatch 1, so there are fixes that can help you to get past this problem, and back into the game. Here's what we know.

How to fix connection errors on Overwatch 2

If you're experiencing error LC-208, then the steps to take are as follows:

  • First of all, check to see whether your Battle.net account is connected to your console account. If it is, disconnect it, and then reconnect it. This may be sufficient to resolve the issue.
  • If that doesn't work, check your firewall and antivirus to make sure they are not blocking Overwatch 2 from running properly.
  • Next, try resetting your router to refresh your network connection.
  • If you're on WiFi, run through your usual troubleshooting steps: turn off other bandwidth-heavy apps, try to reduce the distance between the router and your device, and even consider switching to a wired connection to boost stability.
  • Run a connection test on your console, to see if there are any issues with the connection
  • Finally, run a looking-glass test, to determine where the connection problem lies. This test will identify if there is an issue between your console and the Overwatch 2 servers.

If none of these fixes resolves the issue, then your last option is to reach out to the Blizzard Support team, who may be able to offer further advice.

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What is Overwatch 2 error code LC-208?

Overwatch 2 error code LC-208 occurs when players are attempting to log in to the game. Users tend to receive one of two messages: "Unable to connect to Overwatch 2 on console" or "Disconnected from game servers. (LC-208)".

Usually, the issue arises when there are problems with the game servers, which does slightly limit what you can do to resolve the problem. But occasionally, it is a problem with your internet connection or your security settings.

The fixes we outlined above are the most effective solutions available for this problem. They will work in the majority of cases. Hopefully, issues such as this will be short-lived, as server stability improves, and network traffic begins to stabilise. Overwatch 2 has not had a great start, so the pressure is on Blizzard to get a handle on these errors.

Now that everything is sorted, have a look at how to fix the Overwatch 2 crashing issue and the login error, in case you encounter them in the future.

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