How to Fix Overwatch "Your Rendering Device has been Lost" Error

Are you facing Problems while playing the Overwatch Game?

Does it certainly takes you out of the game and shows a black screen with an error message:

“Your rendering device has been lost! Application closing!”

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People having supreme graphics cards also face this problem.

Don't worry as I have found a working solution for this issue of Overwatch Game.

And in this post I'm going to tell you how to fix this error permanently.

So, let's get started.

​Why Am I Seeing "Your Rendering Device has been Lost" Error on ​Overwatch

This error is caused by multiple issues. And sadly you will need to fix all of them to play Overwatch with out any rendering device lost error.

"Your Rendering Device has been Lost" is an error which is caused by both hardware and software issues.

I have fixed this problem like two or three times and found out that there are multiple reasons causing this error.

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Some of the prominent reasons behind this error are:

Also check out how to improve your shooting skills and increase your monitor's refresh rate smoothly.

Simplest Fix for Overwatch Rendering Device Lost

Step 1: Ensuring PSU And Other Components Compatibility

Sometimes the Power supply of your PC might not supply sufficient power that is required for running the game smoothly. Don't just depend on the wattage of the power supply.

Check our separate post on PSU tier list where the tier-1 and tier-2 PSU are the best of these game.

Also check out your Ram speed if it's not perfectly overclocked or not overclocked to a certain speed this problem may occur.

If your PC's temperature isn't in optimal condition then this type of error may also show. So, make sure it's balanced to perform agreeably.

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Step 2: Allowing Superfetch Services

Here are the steps to turn superfetch services of windows:

1. At first press Window key + R to open the Run dialogue Box.

2. Then type services.msc and press OK

3. Now find Suferfetch in the list and right-click on it and select Properties.

4. finally set automatic and click OK.

Now you can check if the game runs perfectly or not.

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Pro tip: Also check out our fix for NVIDIA GeForce Experience Error code 0x0001 & 0x0003 (If you encounter the problem then read this fix)

Step 3: Closing The Background Applications

It's a very easy task. Firstly you have to do is open Task manager by right clicking on the task bar or by searching it.

Then you will see a list of Apps running in the Process Tab.

Now, you will need to close the apps that are of no need and also the one's that are occupying most of your CPU/RAM. you can close apps by right clicking on them and select End task.

After doing this check if the game shows the error or not.

Step 4: Exclude Overwatch From Antivirus Scanning

Here's how to exclude Overwatch from scanning of you Third party antivirus program:

1. Open the antivirus application.

2. Go to Virus & Threat Protection settings.

3. Then click on Add or remove exclusions.

4. Now, add discord and save the settings then restart your PC.

Also check out our separate post on how to exclude any app from to Avast antivirus.

Step 5: Removing Faulty Drivers

Most of the times the main reason behind this error is the faulty Geforce experience app. you can simply uninstall nvidia drivers and reinstall them from the official website.

Some steam issues can also cause this rendering device lost error in Overwatch.

Overwatch can also close for applicaton load error which is a great torment for every user.


Step 6: Enabling GPU Scaling

This step is only for the amd graphics card users.

You might ask:

What is GPU Scaling?

The answer is:

GPU scaling is a feature of AMD Graphics card  drivers which scales the image more efficiently to fit the screen  from all sides.

If this feature is turned off then Amd gpu users may face the Overwatch rendering device lost error.

Sp, to turn it on you will need to open AMD Radeon Settings apps then go to Display Tab and turn on the GPU scaling feature by clicking on the switch button beside it.

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Final Thoughts

Overwatch is a fantastic multiplayer game from Blizzard Entertainment.

Although it show some error like the one we have discussed here, this game brings a new dimension in gaming platform.

The fixes given in the post are pretty simple and hopefully these solution worked for you.

Let us know how did the post helped you and also stay tuned with us for more.

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