Overwatch PTR servers hit with long queues, timeouts, and disconnects

The addition of Sombra has crippled Blizzard's servers.

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Players are having trouble connecting and staying connected to Overwatch's public test region (PTR) in the wake of the announcement that Sombra, the game's latest entry to its roster of playable characters, is available prior to full release.

Blizzard is aware of the issues and published a statement on Battle.net. "Hey folks, we're aware of a large queue for the PTR. We're working on increasing our caps where possible. Additionally we're investigating the timeouts and disconnects that occur after waiting through the queue."

While you're waiting for the lines to diminish, check out Sombra's abilities and backstory, or have a look at her skins, sprays, and emotes.

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David L. Craddock writes fiction, nonfiction, and grocery lists. He is the author of the Stay Awhile and Listen series, and the Gairden Chronicles series of fantasy novels for young adults. Outside of writing, he enjoys playing Mario, Zelda, and Dark Souls games, and will be happy to discuss at length the myriad reasons why Dark Souls 2 is the best in the series. Follow him online at davidlcraddock.com and @davidlcraddock.

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