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How to uninstall Overwatch

Kristina Kurhanska

Kristina Kurhanska is a senior IT analyst for unbiased reviews of software, SaaS, web development and IT marketing companies.

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Blizzard Entertainment games are always fascinating, enjoyable, and worked out to the smallest detail. No wonder game fans all over the globe adore playing them for over 26 years. We bet that almost every video game fan has spent days playing Overwatch by Blizzard Entertainment or at least heard of it.

Since 2016, this shooter multiplayer game has gathered a great army of followers. But if you read this, then you are probably faced with the need to uninstall Overwatch, regardless of the reasons. Be it the technical problems or the need to free up the disk space for other games. Just follow our instructions and you will easily get rid of Overwatch, as well as of any other Blizzard game.

Uninstall Overwatch via Blizzard app

  1. Run Blizzard Battle.net desktop app, click on the Overwatch tab.
  2. Tap on the gear icon and click Uninstall Game.

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Remove Overwatch manually

  1. Go to the Start menu and select the Control Panel. Alternatively, you can enter control panel in the search box or use the Win+X keyboard shortcut.
  2. Click Apps and Features.
  3. Find Overwatch (use search box) in a list of programs. Tap on it and choose the Uninstall option.Overwatch removal
  4. Confirm the uninstallation.
  5. When the process is finished, it’s better to restart your computer.

Note: manual removal does not always guarantee the deletion of residuals files. To get rid of the leftovers we recommend using special uninstallers.

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Delete Overwatch via 3rd-party software

To show how to uninstall Overwatch via third-party programs, we will use the most popular uninstallers: CCleaner and IObit Uninstaller. To learn more about them and their alternatives, read our 7 best uninstallers article. So, first up is CCleaner.

  1. Run CCleaner. Go to the Tools section and find Overwatch among installed programs. Use a search box for a quicker result.remove Overwatch game
  2. Tap at the Overwatch and press the Uninstall button (on the top right).

    uninstall Overwatch game
  3. Confirm your action by clicking the Yes button in the pop-up window.
  4. Once the process is over, check the previous window (above) for the residual files and delete them in the same way.

Now, with the help of IObit Uninstaller:

  1. Run IObit Uninstaller. Find Overwatch in the All Programs tab and tick the checkbox near it. Once the Uninstall button turns green, click it.remove Overwatch
  2. Confirm the action and wait. Usually, the removal process takes no more than 30 seconds.

Important: When the removal process is over, follow the IObit instruction to get rid of the residual files.


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Kristina Kurhanska
Kristina Kurhanska

Kristina Kurhanska is a senior IT analyst for unbiased reviews of software, SaaS, web development and IT marketing companies.

Kristina Kurhanska is a senior IT analyst at ThinkMobiles. For over 5 years she has written reviews about software, SaaS, web & mobile development companies, digital marketing agencies, etc. Kristina is sharp on the latest software technologies and trends on the global market.

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