The Overwatch servers have gone down for a large number of its players on the very day that the Insurrection event was supposed to launch.
It’s likely due to sheer server load, as many players that are excited about the event logged on at once and caused the servers to go down.
The Uprising event is a new “horde mode” style event where players are taken back in time to fight against a terrorist attack in King’s Row from the Omnic “rights group” Null Sector.
Facing off against a variety of different robot types, characters like McCree, Genji, Soldier 76, Torbjorn, Reinhardt, Mercy, and Tracer (as a cadet) will be able to show gamers how Overwatch worked in its prime.
Blizzard already experienced a login issue on its Battle.net program last night, but that was fixed fairly quickly. Hopefully, Blizzard will be able to fix the problem with the Overwatch servers fairly soon.
The Insurrection event is part of a huge update that will bring all of the Overwatch members a number of new skins, new emotes, and new sprays, along with a new, war-torn version of King’s Row that’s under the control of the Null Sector and its Omnic army.
Currently, while the Overwatch servers are having trouble, Blizzard has decided to remove a large number of the game’s features. 3 on 3 and 6 on 6 matches, along with other modes, have been temporarily dropped. If you do manage to get online, you’ll likely be dealing with random disconnections at any moment.
So, if you’ve been wanting to play the Insurrection event, you’ll probably want to wait a while longer before trying. With the Overwatch servers the way they are, it’s likely you won’t really be able to take part in the event until Blizzard is actually able to get them back in working order.