We all use Discord for a good reason. It’s just so accessible and easy to use compared to other platforms out there.
And, like all applications, Discord has its ups and downs. However, when those downs start, it may seem like there’s no solution in sight.
One common issue that seems impossible to fix is the “You Are Being Rate Limited On Discord.”
So what does being rate limited mean, and how can it be fixed?
Let’s see the possible causes and fixes!
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What Does Being Rate Limited Mean?
Discord’s team of developers have put rate limiting as protection from spammers, bots, or anyone with ill intentions against Discord’s servers.
This can happen when you continuously spam to use a specific action.
For example, you get an invite to a server, you click on the “Join Server” button, but nothing happens. So naturally, you will start clicking that same button hoping you will join the server. But, instead of joining, the Discord rate limits you for security reasons.
So, what can you do to fix this?
Fix 1: Wait A Few Minutes
The best solution for this problem is just to be patient. You’ll need to wait between 5 and 30 minutes until Discord gives you back the permission.
Once the rate limit is removed, try to be more careful next time not to spam any buttons, or you might get limited again.
However, waiting does not always work, so you may have to try other fixes.
Fix 2: Restart Discord
If you don’t have the time to wait half an hour just so you can use Discord, it might be a good idea to restart the application. This could force Discord to remove the rate limit.
Keep in mind that this solution doesn’t always work, but it won’t hurt to try.
Fix 3: Connect To A Different Network
Another easy fix you could try to get rid of the rate limit is switching to a different network. If there is any other WiFi in your area, connect to it and then try to use Discord.
Alternatively, you can use your phone’s WiFi Hotspot.
Enabling WiFi Hotspot on Android:
Open Android Settings – Connections – Mobile Hotspot – Add a network name, password, and enable.
Or Drag down to open Quick Settings Drawer – Enable Hotspot
Enabling WiFi Hotspot on iOS:
Go into Settings > Cellular > Personal Hotspot > Add password and enable Allow Others To Join.
With a network name and password in place, connect from your computer and test if you’re still rate limited.
Fix 4: Restart Your Router
Try this fix if you don’t have access to a different network or can’t seem to make mobile hotspot work.
Just unplug your router and plug it in after a couple of minutes. This restart should do an IP reset which can help resolve your issue.
Fix 5: Use The Discord Browser App
The browser app should be your go-to solution whenever you have issues with the Discord desktop application. At least until you resolve the problem.
Just head over to the official Discord website and click on Open Discord in your browser.
You should be able to freely use the app now.
If the “You are being rate limited” issue happened while using the Discord app, try changing the browser. It doesn’t matter whether you use Edge, Chrome, Firefox, or Opera; the fix should work either way.
Fix 6: Contact Discord Support
If it feels like you’ve been cursed by this error and none of these fixes work, now might be a good time to contact Discord’s support.
The best way to do that is by submitting a request/ticket.
Select Help & Support, specify your issue, upload a couple of screenshots of the error, and then submit the ticket. Make sure to use the email that’s tied with your Discord account.
The support team should contact you by email after a day or two.