Overwatch 2 Black Screen Fix for Steam

Are you having black screen issues in Overwatch 2? The official launch of Overwatch 2 on Steam is finally here. And, as it’s often the case with game releases, it hasn’t been without its fair share of issues. Far from it, in fact. Among many other issues, players report the Overwatch 2 black screen problem. In our guide, we explain how to fix the black screen issue in OW2 and what causes it.

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Overwatch 2 Black Screen Fix

How to Fix Black Screen in Overwatch 2

The good news is that the black screen issue in OW2 is not a widespread problem. Rather, it only occurs under specific circumstances. You’ll come across this problem after the settings menu during the first launch. According to other players the black screen will also appear if you use the “Alt + Tab” shortcut while in the game. More specifically, an Overwatch 2 black screen will only happen if you are alt-tabbing in fullscreen and windowed borderless.

There is a very easy solution to this problem. Just press ESC button few times and the black screen will vanish. Thus, for now, you should refrain from alt-tabbing in Overwatch 2, as it can break your game. Or alternatively, don’t set OW2 to fullscreen or windowed borderless. We know that this is not an ideal solution, but that’s simply what’s causing it currently.

And, while you are here, you may also check some of our other guides in regard to issues with the Overwatch 2 launch. Including why are your Missing Invasion Bundle and how to unlock locked original heroes. With that said, our guide is now complete. Good luck in Overwatch 2!

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Nikola was a senior editor and writer at Gosunoob.With over 12 (since 2012) years of experience in esports & gaming journalism, I like to think that my guides once helped a NASA scientist to beat a game. What I'm trying to say is that I should be credited for NASA's Mars missions. (I'm just kidding, please don't shoot me). In my free time, I dream of the day when I will finally start clearing my Steam backlog.