Buggy D.Va Was Temporarily Unplayable In Overwatch

Earlier today, Blizzard announced that due to an Overwatch bug, D.Va had been temporarily removed from the game.

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This message popped up in Overwatch this afteroon, surprising players.

[Photo: Riley MacLeod | Kotaku]

A short tweet also appeared on Blizzard Entertainment's official Twitter:

Over on Battle.net, Blizzard provided more details, explaining why D.Va had been temporarily disabled. You can read the official statement below:

Following the release of today's 1.10.1 patch, we've seen a significant rise in the number of reported client crashes. Based on our investigation, we've determined these crashes are very likely connected to D.Va's presence within a game.

Due to the impact of this issue, we have temporarily disabled D.Va in all regions on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One as a precaution while we continue to troubleshoot. We don't have an ETA to share right now for when D.Va will again be playable, but this is currently our top priority and we will be sure to provide updates in this thread as they become available.

Sincere apologies for the inconvenience, and thank you so much for your patience!

With no ETA provided on when she would return, people online reacted to the decision:

Many people, especially those who use D.Va as their main, were not happy.

Those who play against D.Va, however, did sound pleased.

Around three hours later, Blizzard announced that D.Va had returned to the game:


    *prays for the removal of that horrible black screen that appears about three seconds after d.va is ejected from her mech*

    Why couldn't it have been Roadhog or Bastion?? Seriously OP in skilled hands.

    Why couldn't it have been Hanzo, Genji or Sym?? Seriously OP in unskilled hands.

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