Overwatch Error: Insufficient Write Permissions (PC)

Updated: 8 months ago
Article ID: 243879

Common Problems

  • I'm receiving the Error: Insufficient Write Permissions when trying to patch Overwatch

This error occurs when Battle.net does not have the correct permissions to modify files on your hard drive. To troubleshoot this error:

  1. Update your drivers and operating system to resolve any compatibility issues.
  2. Try creating a new administrator account to resolve permissions issues.
  3. Configure your security software's exception list to allow Blizzard applications to run.
  4. Run a security scan to remove any viruses or malware infections.

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