Although Blizzard claims to have fixed some login difficulties related to server timeouts, users shouldn't be alarmed by the queues.
You're not the only one who had problems joining Overwatch 2 at launch.
Overwatch 2 servers are currently experiencing a "mass" distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, Blizzard President Mike Ybarra twitter.
Typically occurs when something is purposefully overloaded with traffic to block connections from others.
Anyone trying to log into the game will experience connection problems because of this, which is the main offender.
People are claiming absurdly high wait times for Overwatch 2, which just started today, with some gamers reported to be seated behind thousands of other players.
Other launch problems include missing cosmetics, lost match history, and problematic cameras.
Large-scale live service game launches frequently experience strange issues, while attempts to hack Overwatch 2 are less frequent.
The original Overwatch, which shut down its servers yesterday after six years of service, is being completely replaced by Blizzard's new free-to-play shooter.
Unfortunately, you can't join Overwatch until the DDoS attack is over.