How to fix Diablo 3 Error Code 1016?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

The Diablo 3 error code 1016 is a error that can occur when trying to launch the game. This error is usually caused by a corrupt or damaged game file.

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1. Try restarting the game and/or your computer

  1. Make sure you are having the same issue and that you have followed all the instructions correctly.
  2. Turn off all your anti-virus software and firewall.
  3. Close Diablo III and all other running programs.
  4. Unplug your Diablo III computer from the wall and power it off.
  5. Wait at least five minutes after powering off your computer before plugging it back in.
  6. Re-install Diablo III.
  7. If you are still having the issue, try restarting your computer.

2. Delete the Battle.net folder in your Diablo III directory and try again

Delete the Battle.net folder in your Diablo III directory:

  1. Navigate to the Diablo III directory on your computer.
  2. Right-click on the Battle.net folder and select Delete.
  3. Click Yes when prompted to confirm the deletion.
  4. Try launching Diablo III again and see if the error code has been fixed.

3. Run a scan and repair on the game through the Battle.net App

  1. Open the Battle.net App and sign in
  2. Click on the Games Tab and select Diablo III
  3. On the right side of the screen, select the scan and repair option
  4. On the next page, select your Diablo III game version and click on the start button
  5. The repair process will start and you will be notified when it is finished
  6. If the repair process is successful, you will be able to play the game again without any issues

Still not working? maybe try one of these options:

  1. Uninstall and reinstall the game.
  2. Contact Blizzard customer support.