Discord has been a revolutionary communication platform when it comes to gaming. It has made it easier for gaming communities to connect. Along with basic voice and chat features, it also includes streaming features. Gamers can easily play their favorite games while also being a part of a Discord chat server. Sometimes though, players may face issues with the Discord services. One of such issues is getting the “You Are Being Rate Limited” error. While the error itself isn’t anything serious, it can still be quite annoying.
What Causes the ‘You are being rate limited’ Error on Discord?
The error occurs when a user performs a single action repeatedly or multiple times. This happens mostly when a user needs to perform a mobile verification process before entering a server. Failing to complete the verification process in a limited number of attempts or limited time can cause the error to trigger.
This prevents the user from performing the same action. The reasoning behind the error and prevention of action is security purposes. It successfully prevents the user from trying to guess the passcode.
Try these Fixes
Below, we have listed some of the best ways through which you can get rid of the “You Are Being Rate Limited” error on Discord. These methods include:
- The ‘Waiting’ Method
- Restart your Router
- Use Incognito Mode
- Use Another Network Connection
- Change your Web Browser
- Use a VPN
- Contact Discord Support
Fix #1 – The ‘Waiting’ Method
If it’s a case where you have tried multiple online attempts. Stop immediately. Wait for an hour or two (24 hours recommended) and try again. Flooding the website with multiple failed attempts will only result in a suspension. Worst case scenario, you may end up being banned altogether. It is best to wait out the ban instead of trying again and again which will ultimately lead to an IP ban.
Fix #2 – Restart your Router
If even after waiting, the error persists, then it’s likely that you have been issued an IP ban. You can try different solutions to get around it. Most ISPs do not assign a static IP to their customers (not for home usage anyway). Therefore, restarting your router will get you a new IP address assigned.
Hold the router’s power button for 30 seconds to reset it. Unplug the power cord and then plug it back in after a few minutes. Turn the router on again. As the router resets, you may need to input the default password (usually written on the router). You will be assigned a new IP address.
Fix #3 – Use Incognito Mode
‘Incognito Mode’ is another way to get around the issue and it has worked for many users. If waiting isn’t your thing, then you can try this method instead. Simply open your web browser and open the ‘Incognito’ window from the browser menu. Log in to your Discord account and try performing the same action again.
Note: ‘Incognito Mode’ could have different names for different browsers.
Fix #4 – Use Another Network Connection
If you’re still getting the “You Are Being Rate Limited” error on your internet connection, then you can try solving the issue by connecting to another network. This has fixed the issue for a lot of players.
Alternatively, you can try connecting through the ‘Mobile Hotspot’ using Mobile Data.
Fix #5 – Change your Web Browser
The problem could also be due to your web browser, for whatever reason. Many users have reported that performing the same action from another browser has also helped them solve the issue. If you’re using Edge or Chrome, you can try using other browsers (Firefox, Opera, etc.) to see if it works for you.
Fix #6 – Use a VPN
Some players have reported that using a VPN has helped them solve the “You Are Being Rate Limited” error. Although there are free and premium VPN options available, you are free to use the one that suits you.
Alternatively, you can manually configure VPN on your PC. However, that is a very technical and time-consuming approach.
Fix #7 – Contact Discord Support
If all else fails, then you can ‘submit a request’ to the Discord support team. Provide the necessary information and details. Give a detailed report on the issue you are facing. Hopefully, the Discord support team will be able to resolve the issue.