Diablo – Takes forever to update tools and it happens every time I turn on for Diablo 3


For Diablo 3, when I open the game it says it is updating tools and then updating blizzard launcher. When it is updating the tools it takes at least a half an hour and sometimes doesnt even work. When it does work a message box pops up that says failed to update tools.

The game will then close but if I click on the game again it will just to the updating blizzard launcher step. This process will also take 15 to 20 minutes but once its done I can start playing the game.

Is there any way to fix this? I have windows 7 with trend antivirus.

Best Answer

In the answers to this question you can see the "-launch" flag which will bypass the launcher update. I've tried it and it at least doesn't break anything, but it may have side effects. It may at least be a stop gap, while you figure out the underlying problem.