Diablo III in Europe Down Since Sunday
Error 3006 with login servers on Blizzard games in the EU region (Update)
For Diablo III, trying to log in on the main EU servers can give results such as Error 33, Error 3006, and Error 3003. The main European Technical Support thread about the issue has many posts by the Blizzard Customer Service support staff. At this time, there is still no resolution:
Besides that support thread, the main place for updates is the Blizzard CS EU Twitter account. Some of the recent updates there involve instructions on how to log in to the EU World of Warcraft and Starcraft II, as well as promises about future updates for the Diablo III and Hearthstone downtime.
The #Bnet connection issues are obviously our top priority right now and we will communicate further on this later tonight.— Blizzard CS EU (@BlizzardCSEU_EN) December 16, 2013
We are sorry for the frustration caused by the #Bnet connection issues and assure you we're doing all we can to get you back in the game.— Blizzard CS EU (@BlizzardCSEU_EN) December 16, 2013
Ironically, the PTR for patch 2.0.1 is fully functional, and accessible by players around the world. The PTR servers are located in the US, so they are not affected by this battle.net login issue in Europe. For European Diablo III players who want to play in the live servers, keep an eye on the thread and Twitter account listed above, for updates about when the main game is once again accessible to play.
Update: The Europe Diablo III servers are back, and players should no longer be seeing errors when trying to log in. The official announcement:
Update #2: A final Blizzard Customer Service post explained what caused the issue, that is now fully fixed.