Whenever I launch Battlenet, it starts up the ‘Battlenet update agent’ which uses 35-50% CPU. It does this constantly.
I googled and saw someone say it happens if you limit the download bandwidth in the battlenet options so that the update agent can’t download if something is too big and it just gets stuck circulating. But my download bandwidth has never had a limit (I checked multiple times to be sure) and it’s just uncapped.
How do I fix this? It’s affecting my game performance in Overwatch and WoW (particularly in Overwatch).
I tried turning the bandwidth limitation on and off just in case, and this didn’t fix it. There also doesn’t seem to be an option for when I want Battlenet to update–certainly not during a game.
(I can technically “fix it” each time by exiting Battlenet after I launch my game, and then force ending the update agent in the task manager. But it’s annoying to have to do each time, and also would have liked to keep the app open for chatting.)