Junker Queen sits on the floor dispondent while Overwatch 2 alerts litter the screen informing her she can't log in.

First time?
Picture: Blizzard / Kotaku

In the event you weren’t capable of log in and play Blizzard’s extremely anticipated hero shooter sorta-sequel, Overwatch 2, you weren’t the one one. After months of developer updates the free-to-play recreation’s launch day was met with not only one, however two DDoS assaults, forcing gamers to undergo by way of ungodly-long queues solely to be met with the excessive chance of subsequent login errors redirecting their asses to the again of the road. Actually, the actual Overwatch 2 was the queues we waited in alongside the best way.

I used to be ready to put in writing up my very own impressions of Overwatch 2, however final evening, I too suffered from the log-in errors and was solely capable of squeeze in 5 matches earlier than getting kicked again into the queue. In an try and make mountains into Mountain Dew, I’ve chronicled my expertise enjoying and (principally) not enjoying Overwatch 2. Put together your self for these tales from the Overwatch 2 queue.

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Hour: 1
Queue standing: 40,000 gamers forward of me
Emotional vibe verify: Perturbed

The irony was not misplaced on me that, regardless of the Overwatch workforce professing that OW2 isn’t only a glorified replace to OW1, I used to be actually sitting at my Xbox watching the loading display screen of OW1 obtain an replace known as “Overwatch 2.” As annoying as all that was, I additionally couldn’t assist however really feel nostalgic about my bizarro journey with this recreation. It felt prefer it was solely six years in the past (as a result of it was) once I first awaited Overwatch’s Xbox launch whereas seated in my freshman-year school dorm. I’d performed the beta, hyped it as much as pals, and was all however prepared to position it alongside The Witcher 3 and Rocket League, the video games that might maintain me between journo lessons.

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