How to fix Overwatch 2 ‘1999 Players ahead of you’ error

That's a long queue.

Overwatch 2's launch was both frustrating and exciting, as players can finally experience the next generation of Overwatch. However, launch day was riddled with bugs, long queues, and even DDoS attacks, causing issues. One is the '1999 Players ahead of you' error, which may leave you wondering how to fix the Overwatch 2 "1999 Players ahead of you" message.

How to fix the '1999 Players ahead of you' error in Overwatch 2

With queue times taking long lengths of time, hitting an error code like the "1999 Players ahead of you" while waiting is incredibly frustrating. Fortunately, there are a couple of solutions you can try to fix this problem. Here is how to fix the '1999 Players ahead of you' Overwatch 2 error.

Related: Overwatch 2 Friends List Not Showing Up – How To Fix

  • Verify you are connected to your Battle.net account (Consoles)
  • Use a wired connection.
  • Change your server.
  • Close Overwatch 2 and Battle.net, then restart it.

One of these solutions should solve the '1999 Players ahead of you' error in Overwatch 2. But if the issue persists, it may be on the server's end, and there is nothing you can do until Blizzard fixes the problem. You can also check the Overwatch Twitter and Blizzard support pages to see if there are any known issues or ongoing maintenance.

For more information on Overwatch, check out Overwatch 2: ‘Time Out Communicating with Battle.net Services’ error – How To Fix and How to fix ‘sorry we were unable to log you in’ in Overwatch 2 on Pro Game Guides.

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