How To Fix BC-153 Error Code in Overwatch 2

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The October 4 release of Overwatch 2 has been pretty bumpy, to say the least. Since the free-to-play game went live, players have been met with queues in the tens of thousands, server disconnects, game crashes, and a handful of mysterious error codes before successfully being able to jump in-game. Though it’s almost expected for a hugely popular live-service game to have launch day issues at this point, it doesn’t make it any less painful to be left out while other players are having fun. If you’re being met with the BC-153 Error Code in Overwatch 2, read on to learn why, and how to possibly fix it.

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What Is The BC-153 Error Code in Overwatch 2?

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The BC-153 error code appears to be a login error as a result of Activision Blizzard’s server issues. On launch day, in the midst of enormous queue sizes and connectivity issues, Overwatch 2 servers were also hit with a DDoS attack, causing even further conflicts.

Overwatch 2 servers could possibly be down for maintenance, are being overloaded, or this could be an isolated issue on your end. The best way to rule that out is to check the status of Overwatch 2 servers using various available sources. If you’d like to learn more, check out our guide on How to Check if Overwatch 2 Servers are Down.

With all the issues currently surrounding the servers, it’s very likely a problem on Activision Blizzard’s end.

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How To Fix BC-153 Error Code in Overwatch 2

Since the BC-153 error code is most likely a widespread issue with Activision Blizzard’s servers, there’s only so much you can do on your end to find a possible fix. Try these common troubleshooting ideas to see if it helps you:

  • Restart your game – Try restarting Overwatch 2 and your launcher (on PC) for better luck at connecting.
  • Change servers – Some users are reporting greater success at playing by connecting to different server regions. Not ideal, but it’s something for now.
  • Check your internet connection – The old tried and true method. Try restarting your internet’s modem/router.
  • Restart your PC/Console – A fresh system reset may do the trick.

Other than that, your only other option may be to simply wait for servers to become stable again. Oh, the woes of launch days.

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Matt's writing career began when he joined Prima Games in 2022. As an Associate Editor, he tries to make sure everything you read looks as pretty as possible. He's had a passion for video games all of his life and really loves Final Fantasy, retro FPS, roguelikes, and metroidvanias. He will absolutely stomp you in Tetris.