The PC gaming marketplace is filled with tons of different platforms and launchers, due to different companies wanting players to play on their platform mainly. Blizzard’s Battle.net launcher is one such launcher, and it sort of has a reputation for having sketchy download speeds. If slow speeds are getting you down, we’ll try to help you out with our Battle.net: How to fix slow download speed guide!
Troubleshooting and Fixing Battle.net’s Slow Speeds
First off, we have to address the elephant in the room: It’s no mystery as to what is causing all this network congestion. Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 just released today on all major PC platforms, with a majority of players playing on Battle.net.
What does that mean, exactly? Well, if you’re trying to download the game at this very moment, you already have your answer. Blizzard’s servers are getting absolutely hammered at the moment because everyone is trying to download the game, so slow speeds are expected.
If you need to get into your game as quickly as possible, we have a few things you can try to boost your speeds. The first and easiest method is to simply use a VPN, which allows you to connect to different servers.
Some players have reported that simply turning on your VPN and connecting somewhere else in your home country will give you a slight speed boost, while others have reported that connecting to an overseas country gets you a bigger boost. We recommend trying both options to see what works the best for you.
The second option is a little trick for Battle.net that works for American players. First, change your Battle.net region to Europe, pause your download, then throttle it to only 20 kb/s. Resume the download, wait about 30 seconds, then remove the download limit. This trick has worked for some, so it’s worth a try.
Finally, you can also just simply wait for the servers to stabilize if you’re not in a hurry. If you don’t mind playing on a different platform, Steam’s servers seem to be handling the heavy traffic better, so you can start playing there and keep your progression.
That concludes our guide on how to fix slow download speed on Battle.net. If you have any other suggestions, let us know in the comments below!