Overwatch 2 is a free-to-play first-person shooter action game available for Windows. While the game is fun to play, it is common for users to face problems while playing it.
Error BC-153 is a problem that users encounter when trying to log into their accounts. Below, we take a detailed look at this error and steps to resolve it once and for all.
What is Overwatch 2 BC-153 error code?
You will see the BC-153 error code when you try to log in to your Overwatch 2 account. The error code is accompanied by a message that says, “Sorry, we were unable to log you in. Please try again later. (BC-153).”
The error mainly appears when the game servers are experiencing downtime. However, it is not the only culprit. Here are all the other reasons that may be responsible for the Overwatch 2 login error.
Now that we know all the possible culprits of the problem let us look at the troubleshooting methods that can help you eliminate the error.
1. Start With Basic Repairs
The first thing you should do is restart the game and check for the problem. The error may appear due to a temporary glitch in the game, which can be fixed by a simple restart.
As mentioned above, the BC-153 error mainly appears when the game’s servers are down or under maintenance. To confirm this, you need to check the Overwatch 2 server status by visiting a website like DownDetector. You can also visit the Overwatch 2 Twitter handle, official forum or Reddit page to check server status.
If the servers are under maintenance or experiencing downtime, there is nothing much you can do but wait until the servers are up again.
You should make sure that you are using strong and stable connection. Overwatch 2 recommends that your connection speed should be at least 3-4 Mbps in order to play the game without any lag. To test your connection speed, you can visit an Internet-speed-testing website.
If the result shows that your speed is insufficient, there are a number of things you can try to improve your Internet speed on Windows. Open Task Manager and disable all applications from the background that may be consuming internet. For example, make sure apps like Google Chrome aren’t downloading anything in the background.
You can also reset your router to see if that fixes the problem. The steps for doing this vary depending on the model of your router, so be sure to check the manufacturer’s documentation for more details.
2. Change Server Region to Battle.net
You can try changing the server region in Battle.net to fix the problem.
That’s it. Relaunch Launcher, check the problem.
3. Clear DNS Cache
Your computer’s DNS cache helps translate domain names to IP addresses. But if the DNS cache gets corrupted or encounters a problem, that translation will fail, resulting in connection issues.
In this case, the solution is to clear your computer’s DNS cache data.
That’s it. Wait until you receive a message indicating that the cache has been cleared. After that, restart your computer and check the problem.
4. Download the Latest Network Driver Updates
Overwatch 2 BC-153 login error can appear due to corrupt or outdated network drivers. If this is the case then you will need to update the network driver to eliminate the error.
Windows will now search for and download the latest network driver update. Once done, restart your computer immediately and check if the problem persists.
Windows sometimes doesn’t always catch new drivers when they’re released. Thus, if Windows doesn’t find anything, see how to update your graphics card drivers.
5. Switch to Google Public DNS
Your current DNS server could be another reason for the login error. You can fix this by going to Google Public DNS, which is best for playing online games.
6. Repair Overwatch 2 in Battle.net
Overwatch 2 files may have become corrupted due to a bug or an update you recently installed. These corrupted files can cause various problems, including one hand.
Luckily, you can repair corrupt files using Battle.net’s Scan and Repair feature.
The scan will start and try to find corruption in the game installation files. Once the scan is complete, you will need to download a repair update to complete the process.
7. Reset Windows’ network settings
Are you still facing BC-153 login error? Perhaps misconfigured network settings are causing the problem. To fix this, you will need to reset the network settings.