What happens to Blizzard Battle.net? Is it Down?

Blizzard Battle.net is online-based social networking, a digital distribution platform that also includes online gaming and digital rights management for all. It’s developed by Blizzard Entertainment. In 2006, Blizzard claimed that World of Warcraft was ruling the whole entire online gaming market. Xbox Live and PlayStation were not even close to the Battle.net platform. However, in recent times, Blizzard Battle.net seems to down a lot, and server errors are playing a major role in it.

Many online games including World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Call of Duty: Warzone, etc are the part of Activision’s Blizzard platform. But unfortunately, plenty of gamers are reporting that the Battle.net encounters some issues with the server.

Such as the server issue appears while launching the game or connecting to the server or during the matchmaking process, and more.

If you are unable to connect to Blizzard Battle.net, it might possible that Battle.net servers are either down or some maintenance process is ongoing.

According to plenty of reports, we’ve also found that it could be a simple problem with your computer or even the Battle.net launcher. However, sometimes it not that easy to figure out whether the Blizzard’s server is down for everyone or just for you.

Now, let’s check out all the common and mostly appeared errors that Battle.net users always report:

Error Codes of Blizzard Battle.net

Blizzard Battle.net indicates and notify players if there is an issue either related to the game or server.

  1. “We’re having a problem transferring data. Please check your internet connection just in case and try again. Error code: BLZBNTAGT000008A4.” This indicates that there is an issue with the internet connection. So, make sure to check whether you’ve enough available bandwidth on your internet pack.
  2. “We couldn’t log you in. Please check for breaking news or try again later. Error code: BLZBNTBGS80000011.” This indicates that the Blizzard Battle.net server is on the maintenance process, so try again later.
  3. “Something went wrong and our goblins couldn’t figure out what, sadly. The best thing to do is try again. Error Codes: BLZBNTBNU00000006.” This usually indicates that there is some issue with the Battle.net launcher that you’ve installed on your PC/Laptop. So, all you need to do is to uninstall the launcher and reinstall it.

So, if you’re also encountering similar kinds of issues and want to know whether there is an issue with the servers or from your side then follow the details and some of the possible steps below.

What happens to Blizzard Battle.net? Is it Down?

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What happens to Blizzard Battle.net? Is it Down?

Some people may think that the Blizzard Battle.net server is down for everyone at the same time. So, how to confirm that? Check the following steps:

  1. Go to the official page of Blizzard Battle.net and there you can check out server status in real-time.
  2. Additionally, you can search for the #battlenetdown hashtag on Twitter and check the tweets which are related to the server issue.
  3. Meanwhile, you can also follow the Blizzard Customer Support Twitter account for more updates on the server-related issues.
  4. If you are looking for a specific game to check for the issue like World of Warcraft or Overwatch or Call of Duty then use a hashtag like #wowdown or #overwatchdown on Twitter and search for it.
  5. Similarly, you can do the same search on the Google search engine as well via your browser.
  6. Alternatively, you can also use third-party server status checker websites like Down Detector, etc.

If Battle.net is actually down then there is nothing that you can do with it. So, waiting for a couple of hours until the servers are back online is a recommended suggestion for all.

And if in case, there are no issues with the Blizzard servers then the problem lies with your PC or internet connectivity. So, what to do in that situation?

Steps to Fix Server-related Issues on Battle.net

  1. First of all, simply restart your PC or Mac to see if the issue resolves itself.
  2. Next, make sure your Battle.net launcher is up-to-date.
  3. If the Battle.net was working previously and after updating to the latest version, it starts causing issues, then try to go back to the previous version.
  4. Additionally, you can also uninstall and reinstall the Battle.net launcher on the PC to fix the particular issue.
  5. try to delete the Battle.net cache folder on your PC or Mac. It should be found inside the Blizzard Entertainment folder -> Battle.net -> Cache folder -> Delete it.
  6. Meanwhile, you can also disable Windows Firewall protection temporarily.
  7. Try to change the DNS address on your computer or router settings.
  8. You can also flush the DNS address or renew the IP address.
  9. If in case, you’re using the wireless network, try using the wired internet connection.
  10. Another thing you can do is to reset or power cycle your Wi-Fi router as well.

If none of the methods work for you, then either you can contact to Blizzard support team or forum for further help.

So that’s it, guys. Just let us know your thoughts and experiences with us in the comment section below. Cheers!

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Subodh Gupta
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