Category: Main Games Online (MMORPG) Games Overwatch Current Version


Overwatch is a multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. Unveiled at BlizzCon 2014, the game emphasizes cooperative gameplay using a cast of various "heroes", each with their own abilities and roles within a team. The E-sports scene developing around the game over the years has gained tremendous popularity with the finals even being broadcasted on ESPN, DIsney and other mainstream platforms.

Application Details:

Version: Current Version
License: Retail
Votes: 17
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 7.6-staging

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

App can be installed. This is where the stability ends

What does not

Sometimes the app crashes:

  • on startup
  • when you resize the windowed game with your mouse
  • in a match

Other problems:

  • The app starts full screen (FullHD monitor) with a less than FullHD resolution. The mouse shows up in the correct position, the hitbox of the mouse is somewhere else -> incredibly hard to his any UI element
  • The game can be set to "windowed" which resizes the window and prevents the mouse issue
  • In windowed mode, the game window can not be resized. So if the game is set to eg. 1280x720 this is all you get. Switching this in the settings does not change anything. Restarting does not help.
  • Improving the visual game quality causes a crash on startup
  • Resetting all ingame settings from the Blizzard Launcher does help sometimes but not always
  • The game often stutters even on low settings. My 10 yeard old windows laptop did not have that problem. My current laptop is more powerfull. So I guess it's a driver issue (?)


What was not tested

Pretty much every function could not be tested since the game kept crashing and was too unstable for testing anything

Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

System specs:

  • Operating System: KDE neon 5.24
  • KDE Plasma Version: 5.24.4
  • KDE Frameworks Version: 5.93.0
  • Qt Version: 5.15.3
  • Kernel Version: 5.13.0-39-generic (64-bit)
  • Graphics Platform: X11
  • Processors: 16 × AMD Ryzen 7 4800H with Radeon Graphics
  • Memory: 30.8 GiB of RAM
  • Graphics Processor: AMD RENOIR

I'm not 100% sure about the Wine version though.

I want to test if Wayland is any better. I doubt that it will be.

I used the Bottles app with it's preset to install the Blizzard Launcher. The app was installed without any problem. Launching though bottles was not possible.

The Blizzard Launcher installed the game in the regular Wine Windows directory (/home/USER/.wine/drive_c/). Since Bottles did not start the game, I started the game with right click -> Open with Wine-Windows Program Starter.

I have installed

  • Wine through flatplack (version stable 7.0, does nothing as it seems?)
  • Bottles through flatpack
  • Wine-staging 7.6 from the terminal as described on the Wine Website

So I have 0 idea which version of Wine is really used to run the game. But it seriously doesn't matter because the game is Captain Crash'a'lot.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentKDE neonApr 13 20227.6-stagingYes Yes NoGarbagerebio 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Feb 13 20227.1Yes Yes NoPlatinumNguy?n Lâm 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jan 20 20227.0-rc5-stagingYes Yes NoPlatinumNguy?n Lâm 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Oct 20 20205.0.2Yes Yes NoSilverEwan 
ShowSlackware64 -currentOct 09 20194.17-stagingYes Yes YesGoldLD50 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
29168 Multiple games and applications need realtime updates to KSYSTEM_TIME members in KUSER_SHARED_DATA (Star Wars: The Old Republic game client, Blizzard games, GO 1.4+ runtime, Denuvo Anti-Tamper x64 #2) CLOSED FIXED View
40479 Overwatch: Crash on launch CLOSED DUPLICATE View
40976 Multiple games need d3d11_device_CreateTexture1D implementation CLOSED FIXED View
42017 Silence d3d11_immediate_context_OMSetBlendState spam at console CLOSED FIXED View
42675 [Overwatch] Phantom mouse input / view pulled up to ceiling STAGED View
43780 Differents elements are too bright on differents games (overwatch, GTA V) UNCONFIRMED View
43781 FPS drops, apparently matching with d3d_shader traces UNCONFIRMED View
44585 Multiple applications and games need ntdll.LdrRegisterDllNotification/LdrUnregisterDllNotification implementation (Firefox 60+, Diablo III v2. 6. 1. 49286+, World of Warcraft, Overwatch) CLOSED FIXED View
44650 Multiple Blizzard games need dxgi and d3d11 dlls mapped without hole between two LOAD segments (Diablo III v2. 6. 1. 49286+, World of Warcraft, Overwatch) CLOSED FIXED View
45148 Overwatch: left control, left shift keybindings don't work CLOSED FIXED View
45622 Overwatch crashes when trying to save highlights (needs mfplat.MFTRegisterLocal implementation) CLOSED FIXED View
45623 Audio cracking since 3.13 UNCONFIRMED View
45862 Multiple applications need MFCreateSinkWriterFromURL() implementation (Overwatch highlights, RadiAnt DICOM Viewer, Grand Theft Auto V Rockstar Editor) NEW View
47150 Overwatch freezes when new menu music starts playing CLOSED FIXED View
47265 Multiple Blizzard games (Diablo III, Heroes of the Storm, Overwatch, Starcraft, StarCraft II, World of Warcraft) crash immediately on launch CLOSED FIXED View
47330 Overwatch crashes on start CLOSED DUPLICATE View
47457 Mouse click-click-hold is treated as double click, causing gun jam in Overwatch STAGED View
49476 Overwatch doesn't start with Wine version set to Windows 7 CLOSED WONTFIX View
49490 Overwatch installer fails with new wine prefix CLOSED FIXED View
51123 Overwatch constantly freezing UNCONFIRMED View
56059 Overwatch 2 highlight video saving generates a corrupt/useless 1ms webm file UNCONFIRMED View
56137 Overwatch 2 fails to save highlight video files in mp4 format UNCONFIRMED View

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