Overwatch 2 has already encountered so many bugs since, its launch. Every day, OW2 players report a new bug and this time players have found a new bug that is preventing Xbox Series X|S players to join with their fellow Xbox One Players. The actual error message players are getting reads something like Sorry, you can’t join this game session You need the Xbox One version of the game to join this game session. (0x87e1001a).
Xbox Series X|S players cannot join Xbox One players
If you are experiencing the Overwatch 2 0x87e1001a – Xbox Series X|S players cannot join Xbox One players, don’t panic! The problem may be caused by too many players trying to connect at the same time.
It is possible that the OW2 server is experiencing problems due to a massive volume of traffic. We think that Blizzard is currently not aware of this problem and it’s hard to expect a fix for this issue anytime soon. If you are curious to know all the current known issues you can head to this post here.
In the meantime, players may experience a variety of issues while playing the game. These issues may affect your ability to join a game session or even transfer cosmetic items. If this problem is affecting you, please contact Blizzard support for more information.
How to Fix OW2 0x87e1001a Error
The error is often accompanied by a clicking sound when inserting the disc or installing a video game. If you’re experiencing this problem on your Xbox One, there are several simple solutions.
First, you can try resetting the console. To do this, press the Xbox button. Next, select System > Console Info. Select Reset Console. In the Reset Console window, select Keep My Games and Apps. If that doesn’t work, you can try uninstalling the game.
Another way to solve this issue is to try a different wireless controller. If you are using a wireless controller, make sure that it’s powered on. If the Xbox is powered off, try using another controller until you’re able to join Xbox One players.
If you still can’t connect to your controller, you can perform a hard reset. To do this, press and hold the Xbox button for 10 seconds. Once the console powers on, press the Pair button on the controller.
Blizzard has confirmed that the next OW2 patch will be available on October 25, and will address the issues with Bastion and Torbjörn. Both heroes are expected to return to the game with this patch. It has also been confirmed that some players are still experiencing LC-208 errors and the is continuing to track down a fix for this issue.
Oftentimes, the cause of an OW2 error is server-side, but it can also be a client-side issue. For instance, during the launch day, the game’s servers were hit by a massive DDoS attack. This attack brought the servers down and caused an influx of traffic. Before you start playing the game, make sure that your system is online and that your internet connection is not congested.