Confusing Overwatch 2 Bug Forces Players Into A Push Match

An Overwatch 2 player shares a clip showing a confusing glitch that forces them into a Push match when they were already fighting elsewhere.


An Overwatch 2 the player encountered a confusing bug that forced them into a push match despite already fighting on another map. Push mode is a new category of maps introduced with Overwatch 2 which continues to surprise gamers three months after its release.


When Overwatch 2 came out in October 2022, Blizzard announced to make a change to the FPS map pool. The company decided to remove Assault maps from Overwatch 2 to replace them with a brand new Push mode. The Assault maps, also known as Two Control Points or 2CP, were considered too long, sometimes leading to seemingly endless matches when neither team could gain the upper hand on their opponents. In the new Push maps, players fight to take control of a robot that they need to escort to a specific location – but as both teams have to move the same robot, it leads to intense battles to capture it.

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An Overwatch 2 player named ArtBringer on Reddit shared a clip of their latest game showing a confusing glitch that forces them into a Push match. When they were in the middle of an intense battle in Junkertown, the server shut down due to an unexpected error and the game threw them into Esperan├ža, one of the new Overwatch 2 Push map. The player published this strange Overwatch 2 error on Reddit to share their confusion.

The Overwatch 2 players from the game’s official subreddit were equally surprised by this puzzling error. Some joked that it was Blizzard’s way of promoting Push maps, since they are not very popular with players. In the comments, more Overwatch 2 players complained that they never asked for Assault maps to be removed, nor did they want the fast-paced dynamics promised by Blizzard with Push maps. Several comments considered this Push mode boring, too focused on heavy attacks instead of strategic planning, resulting in matches that look more like deathmatches rather than well-planned co-op battles. Some even commented that unless they were in one Overwatch 2 competitive match, they immediately left the game whenever they saw a Push map loading.

Despite the lukewarm reception to Push maps, this Overwatch 2 game mode doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. Blizzard regularly releases updates to improve FPS, from limited time events to hero balance changes and new skins. Overwatch 2 game director Aaron Keller recently revealed Blizzard’s plans to nerf Roadhog to prevent this tank hero from killing others with a single shot and bring more balance to the game. More information about the future of Overwatch 2and especially its PvE mode, may be revealed during Blizzcon 2023.

Overwatch 2 is available for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.

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