Overwatch 2: How to Fix the Error Code BC-153

Nazmul Hassan
By Nazmul Hassan
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Credit: Blizzard

A common problem plaguing the Overwatch 2 Community when starting up the game is Error Code BC-153. In this article, we will be discussing what it is and how you can fix it.

Overwatch 2 is one of the most awaited titles in 2022. After phases of beta testing, the game has finally been released. Unlike its predecessor, Blizzard has made Overwatch 2 a free-to-play title. As a result, hundreds of thousands of players overloaded the servers within a short time.

The launch didn’t go as smoothly as Blizzard had planned. Continuous DDoS attacks from third parties and longer queuing lines have made players quite frustrated. On top of that, players are getting constant error codes such as BC-153 while launching the game, making them unable to play.

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Why Does the “BC-153” Error Code Occur?

The BC-153 Error Code occurs after launching Overwatch 2, followed by a “Sorry, we are unable to log you in. Please try again later.” error message. This error message may cause due to several reasons. However, if it is accompanied by the BC-153 Error Code, it likely means that Overwatch 2 servers are currently down or under severe load.

BC-153 Error Code
Credit: Blizzard

As Overwatch 2 is had a rough launch. The servers are really unstable, and the game is full of bugs and errors. So, Blizzard is continuously trying to release hotfixes for the game. To do that, they need to shut down the servers multiple times due to server maintenance. Thus, you are getting the BC-153 Error Code.

Fix “BC-153” Error Code (A Complete Step-by-step Guide)

To be honest, there’s nothing much you can do to actually fix the BC-153 Error Code, as the issue occurs from the server side. As a result, all you can do is wait until the servers are back online. However, it is a good idea to check if your internet connection is working properly or not.

You can also try changing the region in your Blizzard client and see if it connects to other servers. If your internet connection is fine, you might want to check whether the Overwatch 2 servers are under maintenance.

Here’s how you can check if Overwatch 2 servers are under maintenance or down:

  • Go to downdetecter and check for Overwatch 2 reports.
  • You will see a spike in reports if the Overwatch 2 servers are down at a given time.
Overwatch 2 servers down
Credit: downdetector

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There you go! This is how you can check whether the Overwatch 2 servers are down for maintenance if you get the BC-153 error code. Unfortunately, there’s no actual fix for the issue at this moment. But hopefully, Blizzard will make their servers stable as soon as possible, so you can start playing Overwatch 2 without any errors.

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By Nazmul Hassan FPS Editor
Nazmul is GameRiv's FPS editor. He is a marketing graduate with an immense passion for gaming. As an ex-professional CS:GO player, he holds a strong interest in other FPS titles like Apex Legends, VALORANT, and CoD. However, he also tries out other games when he is free.