The Overwatch servers down error is affecting players across all three platforms of PC, PS4, and Xbox One right now. If you attempt to log in online and jump into a few matches, you are sore out of luck at the moment as it is currently impossible to do so with the servers being down.
For better or for worse, this is an issue that is plaguing all players in the game as the Overwatch servers down error is happening for anyone that is currently trying to play the game. Thankfully, we have a quick explanation for the servers are down and what you can do about it.
Overwatch Servers Down Error Explained: What to Do When the Servers are Down
The Overwatch servers down error is affecting everyone, no matter the platform as we mentioned above. This means that, thankfully, it isn't an issue that has been caused by anything you've done at all. Unfortunately, this also means that most of the fixing of this issue is out of your hands currently.
The exact cause by the Overwatch servers down error is a strange one. From a tweet from the official Blizzard Customer Support Twitter that was retweeted by the official game page, we can figure out what the issue is that's causing the servers to be down. Apparently, "fiber cuts" are affecting all of Blizzard's network, including online games. These fiber cuts are not Blizzard's fault or solely affecting its services, as the fiber cuts are affecting all of the internet for various regions around the globe.
This is a bizarre issue, so there is little you can currently do right now. Your best bet is to keep an eye on the Twitter pages linked above and right here on our site for more info on when the Overwatch servers down error have been fixed and the servers are back online.