Overwatch 2 is having a rough start. Everything from DDOS to server queues. It's becoming quite a theme over at the Blizzard headquarters, server queues, it's almost as Blizzard was a small indie company living of off funding from a kickstarter project and not a billion dollar company.
If you try and join a Overwatch 2 game now, you should not be surprised if you are put in a hour long queue with upwards to 20,000 people in front of you also waiting to join. And it's not likely to get better at this hour when people on the American servers are coming home from their jobs and schools trying to log in. Also because of the servers being DDOS'ed you can enjoy random disconnects from games. I would suggest to not play ranked for the next few days.
Overwatch have been running for six years and up until the launch today. The company even had the entire game down for server maintenance several hours before opening the doors at launch, still, they couldn't anticipate the huge influx of players wanting to play the brand new Overwatch 2 at launch day. It's not like they didn't know that people wanted to play, and they already had the experience just recently with the release of Wrath of the Lich King Classic.
Good luck playing for the next few days.
What are your thoughts on the release of Overwatch 2?