Overwatch 2: This is how Overwatch 2 looks compared on Switch, PS4 and PS5

Overwatch 2: This is how Overwatch 2 looks compared on Switch, PS4 and PS5

This comparison puts the versions of Overwatch 2 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 face to face, detailing their graphic and performance differences.

Overwatch 2 is now available and, since it is one of the most anticipated major releases of the month, it already has its corresponding graphic comparison at the hands of youtuber El Analista de Bits. Thanks to this video we can check the technical differences between the versions of Switch, PS4 and PS5, three of the platforms on which the new Blizzard game has been published (it is also available for free on Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and PC).

According to the author of the comparison, the Overwatch 2 gaming experience does not change substantially between platforms: obviously the Switch adaptation has “cuts in all settings” and “numerous decorative elements” have been removed, explains El Analista de Bits, but It is not something that affects the gameplay and in fact it does not seem to be decisive in its visual section either. Also, in aspects such as loading times we see a lot of parity between platforms. Under these lines you can see the video of the comparison.

Overwatch 2 resolution and fps rate on each platform

On the other hand, the comparison also focuses on the graphics modes of PS5, which allow us to choose between prioritizing resolution or framerate, as well as a Balanced mode that gives greater stability in the fluidity of the game. This next-gen version also has SSR reflections, something that we will not find if we play Overwatch 2 on PS4 or Switch. It is also noted that the framerate of the hybrid is lower, 30 fps, so it could be a disadvantage in competitive modes. Below you can see resolutions and frame rate per second of each version:

Switch (13.10GB)

  • Dock: 1600x900p/30fps
  • Laptop: 1280x720p/30fps

PS5 (23.60GB)

  • Resolution mode: 2160p/60fps
  • Balanced mode: 1440p/60fps
  • Performance mode: 1260p/120fps

PS4 (23.04GB)

  • 1080p/60fps

Overwatch 2 has arrived on all platforms this week with a new free-to-play model that gives free access to anyone who wants to download it. That has caused large queues in the new Blizzard game, which has also suffered DDoS attacks at its premiere. It is not the only controversy that it has had in its debut, since the company had also implemented a registration system through telephone numbers that the community has complained about until it has been withdrawn.

Overwatch 2 bug causes you to spend your coins by accident

At this point in the game, it was clear that Overwatch 2 is experiencing tense moments. What should have been a week of rejoicing thanks to the official release ended in frustration and anger due to bugs of all kinds: from server problems to disappearing cosmetic items. Unfortunately, a very annoying bug is added to the long list of drawbacks that directly affects the wallet.

As you surely know, the new installment is a completely free experience. The controversial loot boxes of the original title disappeared to make way for a premium currency that is used to buy the Battle Pass and other cosmetic items that are available in the store.

Admittedly, Overwatch 2 in-game currency is expensive and very scarce. The cheapest bundle costs $4.99 USD and offers 500 coins, while the bundle of 1000 coins costs $9.99 USD. It’s worth noting that most legendary skins and other customization items cost 2,000 coins, which translates to $19.99 USD.

You could lose your Overwatch 2 coins by accident

With this in mind, it is clear that players will have to be careful and spend their coins only on cosmetic items that they like. Unfortunately, a bug that has been around for months is causing users to accidentally purchase items from the store.

As explained from the Kotaku portal, an error related to Overwatch 2 communication channels puts your coins at risk. Specifically, it appears that keystrokes when typing in text chat are tracked by the other menu options. This means that it is possible for players to purchase a skin by accident while chatting with their friends and party members if they are in the shop or hero gallery.

Incredible as it may seem, this error is present long before the official release of the free title. The first reports date from May of this year, while more reports evidencing the error emerged this week. A recent reddit post went viral because a fan shared her story.

“On the day Overwatch 2 was released, I was chatting with some friends while browsing the hero gallery when the game unexpectedly started unlocking Junker Queen’s Plutonium skin. I wrote a message in the chat and before I could react and cancel the purchase, I bought the suit, ”shared user Dracyoshi.

The player disclosed that Blizzard refused to give a refund or exchange the skin. He confirmed in statements to the Kotaku portal that the problem persists and that the company has not yet returned his money. In the same reddit post, other users reported experiencing similar issues.

As long as the bug remains, it’s best to skip text chat while browsing the hero gallery or shop.

But tell us, what do you think of this situation? Were you a victim of this annoying bug? Let us read you in the comments.

Overwatch 2 is available for PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch.

Skip the line and find a match fast in Overwatch 2

Surely you have gone to play Overwatch 2 and you have found a long waiting line. You are not the only one with this problem, some have found up to 40,000 users waiting to find a game. But don’t worry, we’re going to explain why and how to skip the queue to play Overwatch 2.

Blizzard launched the second part of this popular game on October 4, which marks the end of the first installment. Now only Overwatch 2 is available, even 36 hours before the launch the servers were closed to prepare them for the new game. The problem is that an unforeseen problem has arisen that is generating endless queues and pissing off the staff.

Why are these queues generated?

The reason is a huge problem for Blizzard and also for users. Mike Ybarra, CEO of Blizzard, has been the one who has confirmed that they were under a DDoS attack. Later Aaron Keller, Director of Overwatch 2 reported that they were suffering, not one, but two attacks of this type.

Small paragraph. A DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack is a distributed denial of service attack. What this type of attack does is launch a large flow of information from multiple points, simultaneously and in a coordinated manner, to a single destination point. Normally this type of attack is carried out through a botnet.

Thus, the Blizzard servers for Overwatch 2 are suffering from this type of attack. Due to current heavy saturation, most servers may not be operational. Something that causes that there are no servers accessible to all.

Unfortunately, these types of attacks are very difficult to stop. There are measures that mitigate or absorb this injection of data, but they are not implemented, just like that. It takes a long time before the anomalous data flow is diverted.

Can I skip the queue to play Overwatch 2?

The reality is that as long as the attack is not fully mitigated, whatever you do, you may have to wait. Surely, with the passing of the hours and days, the queues are getting smaller and smaller, until they disappear. But if you don’t feel like waiting and want to play Overwatch 2 this weekend, here’s how to skip the queue (or at least wait less)

Something that the game allows us to do is change the region of the Overwatch 2 servers to which we want to connect. This is interesting, since we could take advantage of it to connect to servers in other, more distant areas. This practice has a small drawback, and that is that you will surely have more lag than if you use the servers closest to you.

Switching servers is pretty straightforward:

  1. We must open the Battle.net client and go to the game, without running it
  2. In the left area we look for Version of the game and below it will say Overwatch 2
  3. Next to the name of the game we will see the icon of the world, if we press, a drop-down menu opens with the regions Europe, Asia and America
  4. We choose another region and try to see if we have more luck

Although we do this, it does not imply that we are going to enter directly to play Overwatch 2. We must bear in mind that while the underlying problem continues to exist, we will have to queue. Normally, these queues would decrease with the passing of days.

Brent Dubin
Brent Dubin, known as the Gaming Giant among Globe Live Media staff, is the chief Gaming Reporter for Globe Live Media. Having attended all the major events of Gaming around the World, he is sure to give you exactly the update related to gaming World you are looking for.