[Update: DDoS attack] Blizzard Battle.net down or not working? You're not alone

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on December 15, 2021) follows:

Battle.net is the multiplayer platform on which several of Blizzard’s most popular titles depend. Through it, players can find matches, interact with other players, etc.

Having said the above, in the last few hours, many game users who depend on the servers of the aforementioned platform report serious problems with it.

More specifically, it seems that the Battle.net servers are down or not working, and many of the games developed by Blizzard cannot be enjoyed at this time (1, 2).

Blizzard Battle.net down or not working at this moment

According to multiple reports, the Blizzard Battle.net servers are actually down. So, all the games that depend on it are not playable.

I’m so tired of dealing with my stream stuff, encoder issues left and right. I finally got them dialed in and battlenet goes down. As you can see, I’m loving life right now.

The above does not only apply to games developed directly by Activision Blizzard. There are games developed by others that are distributed by them, but also depend on Battle.net, such as Call Of Duty (on PC).

@BlizzardCS is there currently a DDOS attack? I was booted from
@Warzone in game. I reset everything but still can’t connect to Battlenet servers and not notes of maintenance.

I doubt you are reading this but Warzone requiring http://Battle.net access on PC is weaksauce. http://Battle.net goes down and you can’t play Warzone. It’s running fine on consoles because no unnecessary layer of authentication was added. #Battlenet

Downdetector platform reflects the big server crash

The downdetector platform currently reflects the downfall of Battle.net servers. In addition to Call of Duty, this affects titles like World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Heartstone, and Diablo (1, 2, 3, 4).


At this time, there has been no official statement from Activision Blizzard about the down on Battle.net servers. Therefore, it is not yet known if they are aware of the reports.

So, affected players can only wait for the growing number of complaints to finally reach the ears of those in charge at Battle.net. And, that the issue does not take long to be resolved.

After all, some of the biggest multiplayer titles in the industry depend on the Battle.net servers. Therefore, a fall must be treated as urgently as possible.

Finally, we will update this article as new developments arise related to this matter. So, stay tuned with us to keep you informed about all incidents, and know when the issue will be resolved.

Update 1 (April 15, 2022)

10:36 am (IST): Reports on Downdetector now suggest that Battle.net is currently down or not working for some users.

Update 2 (April 16, 2022)

05:30 pm (IST): It appears that the recent outage with Battle.net has been resolved as the reports on Downdetector have diminished.

Update 3 (May 12, 2022)

10:17 am (IST): According to reports on Twitter and Downdetector, Battle.net was down or not working for many. However, the outage now seems to have been resolved as we haven’t come across any fresh user reports.

Update 4 (May 30, 2022)

12:16 pm (IST): According to user reports on Twitter and Downdetector, Battle.net is currently down or not working for many.

Update 5 (June 1, 2022)

07:00 pm (IST): User reports on Downdetector now suggest that the recent outage with Battle.net has been resolved.

Update 6 (July 11, 2022)

10:02 am (IST): It appears that some players are having issues connecting with Battle.net server in Canada ever since Rogers outage.

Luckily, Blizzard support has acknowledged the issue and said that they are currently investigating it. However, they didn’t provide any ETA for the fix.

Update 7 (July 12, 2022)

06:47 pm (IST): We assume that the recent issue with Battle.net in Canada has now been resolved as we didn’t come across any fresh user reports. However, there is no official confirmation from support team over the same.

Update 8 (October 11, 2022)

09:55 am (IST): Reports on Downdetector and Twitter suggest that Battle.net is currently down or not working for some users.

Update 9 (October 12, 2022)

09:45 am (IST): The recent Battle.net outage appears to have been resolved, as reports on Downdetector have diminished.

Update 10 (November 16, 2022)

10:11 am (IST): Many users are reporting (1, 2) that Battle.net is currently down or giving slow download speed for them.

Update 11 (November 17, 2022)

10:53 am (IST): The issue where players are dealing with slow download speeds only on Battle.net continues according to multiple reports.

@BlizzardCS I’m trying to update MW2, my download speed is beyond slow, and its only for BattleNet, any ways to fix?

Please stop forcing us to download Warzone, especially when we’re stuck with sub 0.25 kb/s download speed.

In the meantime, there’s a potential workaround you can try:

If anyone is having issues downloading #MW2 try this (VPN Required!):

Pause Download
Connect to a VPN server located in Canada.
Resume download.

Worked for me. I went from 98kb to 18 MB/s

Update 12 (January 12, 2023)

08:46 am (IST): Battle.net servers are in the middle of an outage, which is affecting the login system of multiple Blizzard games (like Overwatch 2 and others).

Blizzard took action issue, although there are still affected users. Also, the measures taken by the company caused the loss of certain data in player accounts:

In order to resolve issues with the #Bnet Service, users will experience loss of friend invites sent, received, or accepted and changes to user Block lists in the last 12 hours. These relationships will need to be reinitiated.

Update 13 (April 8, 2023)

09:15 am (IST): Battle.net appears to be undergoing server issues due to a DDoS attack. Affected users have taken to Twitter to report (1,2,3) that they aren’t able to login or use the launcher.


Blizzard support confirmed the same via a tweet:

[#Bnet] We are currently experiencing a DDoS attack, which may result in high latency and disconnections for some players. We are actively working to mitigate this issue. (Source)

06:15 pm (IST): The server issues appear to be under control now as we’re not seeing any reports of an ongoing DDoS attack.

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