The Battle.net client is down and gamers aren’t too happy

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If you’re an avid fan of Starcraft, Warcraft, Overwatch and more of Blizzard’s beloved titles, then you’ll be extremely disappointed to hear that Blizzard’s very own Battle.net is currently out for the count.

Gamer’s aren’t happy about Battle.net’s downtime

Reports about the issue first started pouring in on Reddit when users observed that they are getting an error message whenever they try logging into it:

I restarted my computer last night and went to play Overwatch this morning and battle.net wouldn’t let me access my games library. I googled my error code BLZBNTBNA00000005, where one of the apparent fixes was to uninstall and reinstall battle.net.

Similar reports have started pouring in from Twitter as well, and as expected, gamers cannot log into their favorite games anymore.

my battle.net stuck on “Blizzard Agent went to sleep. Attempting to wake it up….. More help: BLZBNTBNA00000005” for like a hour now.

For those of you that don’t know, Battle.Net it Activision Blizzard’s proprietary game launcher. You need to have it in order to install, update, patch and launch any of your Blizzard games.

That being said, any inability to launch this program means you will not be able to do anything with any of your Blizzard games.


If you are facing any type of difficulties with your Battle.net client, do check out these useful guides that will find helpful:

  1. Here’s how to fix Battle.net launcher not opening in 6 steps
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  3. Is your Blizzard app stuck initializing? Here’s how to fix it

If your Battle.net client is working perfectly, but you have issues with some of Blizzard’s games, check out these articles that will help you solve them:

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  2. FIX: World of Warcraft Won’t Start in Windows 10
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  4. Fix: Hearthstone unable to start on PC

No official statement regarding the issue has been made public, and it seems all gamers can do is wait for the problems to sort itself out.

If you’re looking for other articles regarding Blizzard’s Battle.net or any of their game, go ahead and check out these useful articles.

What’s your take on Blizzard’s latest issue? Share your thoughts in the comments section below and we’ll continue the talk.