Blizzard Battle.net needs no introduction as it has been ruling out millions of heart since it’s released. This gaming platform is extremely popular and it is highly cherished by the users which is quite good and the credit obviously goes to the developers for introducing such an awesome platform. But sadly the Blizzard Services are not flawless.
Recently while going through forum site we found that several users have claimed that while logging in or during the gameplay an annoying error gets prompted on their screen and that is “you have been disconnected from Blizzard Services”. The users are highly disappointed by the error, as it prevents them from playing the game smoothly. So considering the grievances of those users we are here with this blog where we will deeply analyze the error and try to provide all the possible ways to get past the issue.
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What Causes “You have been disconnected from Blizzard Services”
- Outdated Windows and related drivers
- Interference of firewall
- Unnecessarily Running background applications
Troubleshooting Methods for You have been disconnected from Blizzard Services
Method 1: Update Windows
In the very first method we suggest you to update the Windows. An outdated Windows is unable to communicate with the server which eventually results in many errors and the current situation is one of them. So kindly update the Windows and to do so follow the below mention guidelines:
Step 1: Navigate to Windows Settings> Update and Security
Step 2: Click on Check for Updates>after that follow the on-screen guidelines and then install the available updates.
Method 2: Update Drivers
Once you have updated the Windows then we suggest you to update drivers. An outdated /corrupted driver is one of the major reasons to face the error. So kindly update your drivers to the latest version. You have two options for updating the device drivers: manually and automatically.
For manually updating the driver:
Step 1: Navigate to the Device Manager and there you will get the option for updating the drivers to the latest version.
For automatically updating the driver:
We will recommend you to go for an automatic driver tool if you don’t have time patience and technical expertise. This tool will update your drivers with the most compatible ones in few clicks.
Method 3: Check Blizzard Server Status
You are likely to face the error if the Blizzard server is down or under maintenance. In such case, all you need is to wait till the server gets back to work. You can check the server status on BlizzardCS Twitter.
Method 4: Power Cycle the Network devices
After investigating the server status we will suggest you to check the local network issue. So restart our network devices to fix the glitches in it. To do so follow the below mention guidelines:
Step 1: First of all unplug the modem (and the wireless router if it’s separate device) from power socket.
Step 2: You need to wait 60 seconds for the modem to cool off
Step 3: Then plug the network devices back in again & wait until the indicator lights are back to the normal
Step 4: Finally Restart the computer and check whether the issue resolved or not.
Method 5: Reset User Interface
Several users have claimed that they manage to get past the issue by resetting the user interface, so you can also try to do so by following the below mention guidelines:
Step 1: Firstly Exit the game completely
Step 2: Note: If you have any addon managers the kindly uninstall to ensure that they don’t re-add the removed add-ons
Step 3: Click Options and select Show in Explorer in Battle.net>exit Blizzard.net
Step 4: Double-click on your game folder in the prompted Window
Step 5: Then Double click on the game version that is having the connection issue ( _retail_ or _classic_ )
Step 6: Rename these folders: Cache, Interface and WTF folders to
CacheOld, InterfaceOld, and WTFOld
Method 6: Flush DNS and Renew the IP
If you are still stuck with the error “You have been disconnected from Blizzard Services” then we suggest you to flush DNS and then renew the IP to ensure your system interacts with the hosts properly.
Follow the below mention steps to flush the DNS:
Step 1: Press Win key and type in cmd>right-click the command prompt when it gets prompted and select Run as Administrator
Step 2: Tap on Yes to grant permission when asked for permission
Step 3: Then type in ipconfig/flushdns and then press Enter
Follow the below mention guidelines to renew your IP:
Step 1: Press Windows keys and then type cmd>right-click on command prompt when it is prompted and then select Run as Administrator
Step 2: Tap on Yes to run the command prompt when asked for permission
Step 3: Then type in ipconfig /release and then press Enter
Step 4: Type in ipconfig /renew and press Enter> once the commands have been executed then check if the issue resolved or not.
Method 7: Close Background applications
Here we suggest you to close the unnecessary apps running\g in the background as they are consuming the network resources. To do so you can follow the below mention steps:
Step 1: Press Windows key then press Ctrl, Shift and Esc keys simultaneously to open the Task manager
Step 2: Select the Startup tab and right click on each item>click Disable
Step 3: Reboot the computer and check if the issue resolved or not
That’s all about you have been disconnected from Blizzard Services. My job is done here and I really hope that article will help you in getting past the error. Thanks for Reading and Good Luck with the fixes.