How to Fix Discord “Sorry, You Have Been Blocked” Error

Thank goodness for phones.

Discord How to Fix “Sorry, You Have Been Blocked” Error
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Once in a while, Discord is hit with a large error affecting PC users that leads to a white screen titled “Sorry, you have been blocked.” With this, you’ll see other messages like “you are unable to access”, followed by a description of why you were blocked, how to resolve it, and miscellaneous info like the Cloudflare Ray ID. To learn more, continue reading to discover how to fix Discord’s “sorry, you have been blocked” error.

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You’re experiencing this error mainly due to suspicious activity on your end or a server outage on Discord’s end. One of the easiest ways to bypass this error is to use Discord on a mobile device such as an iPhone or Android. This error primarily affects PC users and rarely hits those on their phones. If you have a phone, Discord, and a stable internet connection, this is a reliable alternative until the PC version returns online.

If a known outage is causing the error, you can check their status through sites like DownDetector and Discord Status and monitor whether it is ongoing. Discord’s Support page on social media sites like X, formally known as Twitter, can provide reliable information on their current server status.

If the resources above show that the “sorry, you have been blocked” error is resolved, and you’re still experiencing it, you may still be flagged as someone with suspicious activity on their account. You can contact Discord’s support page to resolve this or try the following tips to fix it:

  1. Restart Discord
  2. Restart your PC
  3. Restart your router
  4. Disable your VPN
  5. Disable any Chrome extensions that may hinder your connection to Discord.
  6. Turn off any anti-virus programs you have on.

If all else fails, the support page can navigate you through additional methods to tackle the issue.

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About the Author

Madison Benson

Madison was a staff writer at Prima Games who has played video games for over twenty years and written about them for over two years. Her love for video games started with turn-based strategy games like Heroes of Might and Magic and has since extended to casual farming sims, MMORPGs, and action-adventure RPGs.