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How to Fix “Waiting on another update” on Battle.net

Are you getting a “Waiting on another update” error on Battlenet?

The error message happens when there’s a new update for a Battle.net game.

It occurs when you’re trying to update games like Overwatch 2, Hearthstone, Diablo, and others.

I’ve experienced this issue myself and spent several hours before I managed to find a fix.

Before that, I tried deleting Battle.net, reinstalling it, and connecting to a VPN, but to no avail.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to fix the “Waiting on another update” error on the Battle.net launcher by Blizzard.

How to fix “Waiting on another update” on Battle.net

To fix “Waiting on another update” on Battle.net, you need to change your region (e.g. from Asia to the Americas).

You can also try disabling “Limit download bandwidth”, resetting your network, or disabling all non-Microsoft services.

Fix 1: Change your region

  1. Open Battle.net and select the game that cannot update (e.g. Overwatch 2).
  2. Click on the globe icon.
  3. Change to a different region (e.g. from Asia to the Americas).
  4. Pause the update and start it again.
  5. Update the game again.

Tip: If the game still does not update, keep changing regions, pausing, and starting the update until it begins.

Editor’s note: I managed to fix the slow update issue using this method after hours of troubleshooting.

Immediately after I switched to a different region, the Battle.net game went from 0% to 100% in less than a minute.

After the game is updated, you can switch back to your original region.

Fix 2: Restart the Battle.net desktop app

  1. Press CTRL + ALT + DEL and select the Task Manager.
  2. Select “Battle.net” and click on “End Task”.
  3. Select “Battle.net Update Agent” and click on “End Task”.
  4. End the task for any Battle.net game that’s running.
  5. Reopen the Battle.net desktop app and try updating the game again.

Fix 3: Disable “Limit download bandwidth”

  1. Open Battle.net and click on the Battle.net logo.
  2. Select “Settings” from the dropdown menu.
  3. Select “Downloads” and turn off “Limit download bandwidth”.
  4. Click on “Done” and update the game.

Editor’s note: Disabling the “Limit download bandwidth” setting will dramatically increase your download speed.

Fix 4: Reset your network

  1. Use Windows Search and search for “Command Prompt”.
  2. Right-click and run the Command Prompt as an administrator.
  3. Type “netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt” and press Enter.
  4. Type “netsh winsock reset” and press Enter.
  5. Type “ipconfig /flushdns” and press Enter.
  6. Restart your PC, open Battle.net, and update the game.

Fix 5: Disable all non-Microsoft services

  1. Use Windows Search, search for “msconfig”, and open it.
  2. Click on the “Services” tab.
  3. Select “Hide all Microsoft services”.
  4. Disable all > Apply > OK.
  5. Restart your PC, open Battle.net, and update the game.

Further reading

How to Fix Overwatch 2 Slow Update

How to Fix Overwatch 2 Update Stuck on Initializing

25+ Free Battle.net Balance and Blizzard Codes


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