Overwatch is a popular team-based multiplayer shooter game from Blizzard with over 30 million players. Logging out properly is key for account security and switching between accounts.
In this guide, we’ll explain the steps to log out of your Overwatch account on all platforms and devices.
Why You Should Log Out of Overwatch
Here are some key reasons to properly logout of Overwatch when you are done playing:
- Prevents unauthorized access if you share a device.
- Allows securely switching between multiple accounts.
- Stops automatic logins next time the game opens.
- Can fix issues caused by corrupted cache files.
- Ensures account security when using public computers.
- Lets you fully log out before deleting an account.
Logging Out on PC
To log out of the Overwatch app on PC:
- Launch Overwatch and click on your Battle.net username.
- Select “Log Out” from the dropdown menu.
- Confirm logging out on the pop-up message.
Logging Out on Xbox
On Xbox consoles, log out by:
- Going to My Games & Apps in your Xbox dashboard.
- Pressing the menu button on Overwatch and selecting “Manage Game”.
- Choosing “Saved Data” and then “Delete Everywhere” to reset.
Logging Out on PlayStation
For PlayStation, log out with these steps:
- In the PS4 home screen, go to Settings > Application Saved Data Management > Saved Data in System Storage.
- Select “Overwatch” and then “Delete” to erase cached data.
Logging Out on Nintendo Switch
On Nintendo Switch, logout by:
- Opening System Settings on the home screen and selecting “Data Management”.
- Going into the “Delete Save Data” menu.
- Choosing your Overwatch user profile and selecting “Delete Save Data”.
Logging Out on Mobile
If playing Overwatch on mobile, log out within the app:
- Tap on your Battle.net account icon.
- Select “Log Out” and confirm on the message.
- Completely close and restart the mobile app.
Forcing a Logout from Stuck Sessions
If Overwatch won’t log you out normally, forcibly reset your session:
- Fully force quit the Overwatch game/app on your device.
- Log into Battle.net on a browser and use the “Log Out” button.
- Clear cached Overwatch data on your device.
- Relaunch Overwatch which should show you as logged out.
Managing Multiple Overwatch Accounts
To easily switch between accounts, use the “Switch Account” option accessible by clicking your username at the Overwatch login screen.
You’ll need to fully log out an account before switching to another one.
Recognizing a Successful Logout
Signs you properly logged out of Overwatch include:
- Being prompted to enter your login credentials again.
- Loss of unlocked cosmetics, stats, and settings.
- Defaulting back to the starting tutorial experience.
- A logout confirmation message appearing.
- Showing as level 1 in-game while logged out.
Resetting Your Overwatch Password
If your account is compromised, reset your password:
- Go to the Battle.net website.
- Click on Forgot Password and enter your account email.
- Follow the password reset email instructions.
- Login to Overwatch with your new password.
Security Tips for Your Overwatch Account
To keep your Overwatch account safe:
- Fully logout after each gameplay session.
- Don’t use the auto-login or remember me options.
- Create a strong and unique password.
- Setup two-factor authentication.
- Avoid entering login credentials on unsafe devices.
- Use Blizzard’s Battle.net Authenticator for extra security.
FAQs About Overwatch Logouts
Does exiting Overwatch automatically log you out?
No, you need to manually select the logout option as Overwatch stays logged in when you close the game.
Can you be logged into Overwatch on multiple devices at once?
No, you can only be logged into Overwatch on one device at the same time. Logging in elsewhere logs you out.
Will I lose all my Overwatch progress if I logout?
No, your account progress like player level is saved remotely and restored when you login again later.
How can I delete my Overwatch account permanently?
You can permanently delete your Overwatch account by submitting an account deletion request to Blizzard support.
Properly logging out of your Overwatch account ensures security, allows switching accounts, and fixes potential issues. Make logging out a habit, especially before lending a shared gaming device.Sharing Is Caring: