Overwatch 2 General Error 0xE00101B0 [Quick Fixes]

Checking Server Status and Disabling Sentrybay are some effective methods I'll entail for the General Error 0xE00101B0 in Overwatch 2.

I am not too fond of Overwatch 2 because of all the changes from the previous game. But even with that, I find myself coming back to it. However, an old dog that goes by General Error 0xE00101B0 has been plaguing the Overwatch 2 community recently.

The reasons behind this are generally outdated drivers or server outages. But, no matter what might be causing it, l have a few quick fixes to get your game running again. 

The error reads, “General Error. (0xE00101B0)”
Overwatch 2 General Error 0xE00101B0
Error Message (Image by eXputer)

Before moving to individual methods, go through the following basic troubleshooting methods:

Key Takeaways

Below are some fixes for the General Error in Overwatch 2: 

  1. Check Server Status.
  2. Disable SentryBay Service.

Check Server Status

First and foremost, I recommend checking whether the servers are operational. As in the name, it is a ‘general’ error. So, anything could be causing it. But if the servers are down, your game is not getting any responses in the first place. If this is so, the issue could be happening because the servers are down.

overwatch 2 server outages
Checking for Overwatch 2 Server Outages (Image Captured by eXputer)

To check the server status for Overwatch 2, you can use third-party websites such as Downdetector. If you see a lot of reports for outages, wait a while before attempting to log in again.

Disable SentryBay Services

If the servers are operational, the problem is on your end. While that still leaves multiple things to check, many people have found their SentryBay service bugged. These services bridge the gap in security between your home and guest machines.

For some reason, however, they have been poking their noses into Overwatch 2, causing the General Error 0xE00101B0. 

Fixing this, however, is simple:

  1. Click on Start Button > Type services > Press Enter.
  2. Find the SentryBay Services > Right-click on the Entries > Click on Properties. 
  3. Change Startup Type to Disabled > Click OK.
    Disabling Sentrybay to fix general error 0xe00101b0
    Disabling SentryBay Services (Image Copyrighted by eXputer)

My Thoughts

The thing that makes this problem frustrating for me is that it doesn’t provide any context. While the methods are easy, some clarification would still be great. Further, Blizzard hasn’t even been able to maintain OW2 properly since its launch.

The problem at hand, however, has never been widespread. But players frequently report it on Reddit and Blizzard Forums. But despite this, I still expect the Official Blizzard CS Twitter account to at least acknowledge it. 

As in the name, it is a general error caused by typical reasons. So, considering this, I suppose letting Blizzard slide just this once would be okay. Further, it’s not hard to resolve the issue either, as the solutions are pretty simple.

So, I am hopeful the methods will help you resolve the problem. But if the cannons misfire, I suggest contacting Blizzard Support as a last resort.

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Haider Khan is our error guides writer who loves to tinker around with operating systems and game files to find practical solutions to video game issues. He then crafts easy-to-follow error fix guides based on his findings. He’s also a Battlefield veteran who likes to rack up some Ws in his spare time. Learn some more about his gaming journey on his Steam profile. Experience: 3+ Years || Education: Bachelor's in Journalism || Successfully Troubleshot Over 200 Games || Mainly Covers Error Fix & Game Settings 

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