How to fix Diablo 4 “Playing Now” error

How To Fix Diablo 4 Playing Now Error
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Are you plagued with the “Playing Now” error in when playing, or trying to play, Diablo 4? This Diablo 4 error happened to me, so you can rest assured knowing this is the definitive fix for this error.

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Diablo 4: How to fix the “Playing Now” error

The Diablo 4 “Playing Now” error occurs on when you aren’t playing Diablo 4 but you also can’t launch it because thinks you’re already in. I encountered the Diablo 4 “Playing Now” error on when I manually closed my Diablo 4 error after encountering a server queue that was taking too long. Regardless of how you get the “Playing Now” error, this is how to fix it.

Diablo 4 Playing Now Error Fix
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All you need to do is pull up Task Manager and end all the Diablo 4 tasks. Press the Windows button, type Task Manager, and hit Enter to pull up the Task Manager window. With the Task Manager window open, click into its search bar and type “Diablo.” Every Diablo 4 task will show up. Now, click them individually and select End Task.

Hidden tasks

When I first did this, I didn’t see any Diablo 4 tasks to close out. That is because they are running in the background. To ensure you are seeing every Diablo 4 task, even the hidden ones, you need to search “Diablo” in your Task Manager search bar.

With all the Diablo 4 tasks ended, will autocorrect. This ends the “Playing Now” error and allows you to press “Play” to launch Diablo 4. If you ever run into this issue again, follow the same steps to get the same fix.

Cool! Now you can get back to enjoying Diablo 4. That is unless Diablo 4 servers are down. Hopefully, that isn’t the case, but you know by now that we’ve got your back to guide you through it.

Noah Nelson
About The Author
From his early days of blog-style music, movie, and game reviews to working as the Esports Writer at Coastline Community College, Noah Nelson now works fulltime as a Staff Writer for Attack of the Fanboy and PC Invasion. He has been helping gamers everywhere with Destiny 2 god rolls, Warzone 2 DMZ missions, and collectibles in any indie game for over a year and a half. His Bachelor's Degree in English Rhetoric and Composition with a minor in Journalism from CSULB has shaped him to be a strong writer and editor. His fondest gaming memory is playing Sly Cooper 2 after begging his mom (for hours) to play it before his birthday and he still cries myself to sleep remembering the time he accidentally saved over his 99% completion save file in Kingdom Hearts 2.