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How to Fix Error Code BC-153 in Overwatch 2

Are you getting a “BC-153” error code in Overwatch 2?

The error message happens when you’re trying to log in to the game but failed.

Overwatch 2 was released on October 4, 2022.

Since its release, the game has had multiple known issues.

Some of the known issues are server disconnection, cosmetics, items, currency not showing up, and others.

In this guide, you’ll learn what the BC-153 error code means in Overwatch 2 and how to fix it.

What does BC-153 mean in Overwatch 2?

BC-153 in Overwatch 2

BC-153 in Overwatch 2 means that the game is experiencing server issues.

This is a known issue and Blizzard is working on a fix to stabilize their servers.

You can check the server status by visiting @PlayOverwatch on Twitter and the official Blizzard forum.

In addition, as of early October, Overwatch 2 is experiencing a DDoS attack that affects its servers.

Hence, many users are complaining about connection issues.

“Day 2 of trying to get into Overwatch 2 on Xbox. Now I’m getting a new error code over and over, BC-153. I hope there is an update and fix soon. Many of us have put money into this game”.

“@BlizzardCS PlayStation/console players are unable to play at all. I’ve personally not been able to play since the launch. Error code BC-153. Seems like you’ve fixed the PC problems, but we are thirsty to play out here”.

How to fix error code BC-153 in Overwatch 2

To fix error code BC-153 in Overwatch 2, you can try changing your region or scanning and repairing the game.

Otherwise, you need to wait for a few hours before trying again or contact Blizzard support for help.

Fix 1: Change your region

  1. Exit Overwatch 2.
  2. Launch Battle.net and select “Overwatch 2”.
  3. Click on the globe icon.
  4. Change your region to another one (e.g. from the Americas to Asia).
  5. Launch Overwatch 2.

Fix 2: Scan and repair

  1. Launch Battle.net and select “Overwatch 2”.
  2. Click on the gear icon next to the play button.
  3. Select “Scan and repair”.
  4. Select “Begin scan”.
  5. Launch Overwatch 2.

Fix 3: Contact Blizzard support

  1. Go to https://us.battle.net/support/en/games/overwatch.
  2. Select the “Technical” option.
  3. Click on the “Contact Support” button.
  4. Include a description of your issue.
  5. Select “I still need help”.
  6. Select “Technical” > Your platform > Can’t connect > Contact Us.
  7. Log in to your Battle.net account to submit a web ticket.

Further reading

How to Fix Account Merge Not Working in Overwatch 2

How to Fix “Error Code LC-208” in Overwatch 2

How to Fix “Not playing on the same version as friends” in Overwatch 2


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