How to Fix ‘You are Being Rate Limited’ Error on Discord?

Discord is a free-to-use VoIP and Digital Distribution application that was initially designed for the gaming community. It allows the users to send and receive text, audio, image, and video messages. There are currently more than 250 million users of the application. The application is available across almost all operating systems and has a mobile app as well.

Quite recently, there have been many reports of a “You are being rate limited” error while trying to enter channels that require mobile verification. This message displays during the process and prevents the user from entering the text verification process again. In this article, we will discuss the reason due to which this error is triggered and also provide a viable solution to rectify it completely.

“You are being rate limited” Error on Discord

What Causes the “You are Being Rate Limited” Error on Discord?

After receiving a lot of complaints from users, we decided to investigate the matter and devised a solution based on our reports. Also, we looked into the reason due to which it was being triggered and listed it as follows.

Security Reasons: This error is triggered when the user tries to repeatedly enter the text verification message and the application prevents you from entering it again. This is done as a security measure to prevent users from “guessing” the verification code. There are many “hacking” software that implements different combinations of code in an attempt to bypass the security barriers. When you enter the code multiple times the discord application prevents you from entering it again by blocking access.

Now that you have a basic understanding of the nature of the problem, we will move on towards the solution. Make sure to implement it carefully and accurately to avoid conflict.

General Troubleshooting

First of all, we highly recommend you don’t change anything and just calm down because the rate-limited restriction goes away after about 5-10 minutes. So, therefore, just sit tight and wait for around 30 minutes just to be 100% sure that there is nothing wrong with your side. After waiting you can follow the Solutions provided below.

Solution: Power Cycling Internet Router

The restriction on entering the verification code is implemented through an IP ban. Most internet service providers don’t provide a static IP address which means that if the IP address is changed the restriction will be lifted. Therefore, in this step, we will be completely resetting the internet router by power cycling it and also restart our computer. For that:

  1. Unplug the power to the internet router.
    Unplugging
  2. Press and hold the “Power” switch on the router for at least 30 seconds.
  3. Plug the router in the wall socket and turn it on.
  4. Restart the computer, connect to the internet and check to see if the issue persists.

Solution 2: Using Mobile Hotspot

If power-cycling your router didn’t work for you, you can try using a mobile hotspot to see if that works. Keep in mind that you will have to enable mobile data to bypass your router restrictions. Discord will think that you are connected from a new IP address and it won’t rate limit you. Follow the steps below:-

  1. First of all, restart your computer and your mobile.
  2. Disconnect from the Internet from both devices.
  3. Now open your mobile and connect to mobile data then enable the hotspot feature.
    Enabling Hotspot
  4. Now turn on your computer and connect to the hotspot created by your phone.
    Connecting to Hotspot from Computer
  5. Now check to see if the issue persists. If you managed to log in successfully you can connect to your WiFi again.

Last Option

If none of the methods shown above helped you at all. It’s possible that your devices are being blocked by Discord Servers. In that case, you will have to contact Discord Support (here) to get your issue resolved. Because if your IP address is blacklisted there is nothing you can do instead of using a VPN.

Kevin Arrows
Kevin is a dynamic and self-motivated information technology professional, with a Thorough knowledge of all facets pertaining to network infrastructure design, implementation and administration. Superior record of delivering simultaneous large-scale mission critical projects on time and under budget.

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