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- # Bancho (game server)
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+ # Bancho (server)
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  *For other uses, see [Bancho (disambiguation)](/wiki/Disambiguation/Bancho).*
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- **osu!bancho** is the server which handles user presence, chat and multiplayer services.
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+ **Bancho** (sometimes *osu!Bancho*) is a code name of the server component which handles real-time interactions between players running stable versions of osu!:
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+ - Chat system, [online presence](/wiki/Client/Interface/Chat_console#extended-chat-console), and the [IRC gateway](/wiki/Community/Internet_Relay_Chat)
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+ - [Spectator](/wiki/Gameplay/Spectating) mode
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+ - [Multiplayer system](/wiki/Client/Interface/Multiplayer) and [tournament management](/wiki/osu!_tournament_client/osu!tourney/Tournament_management_commands)
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+ ::: Infobox
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+ ![](img/connection-warning.png "Screenshot of the main menu with the bad connection symbol (bottom right, first)")
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+ In case of poor connection to Bancho, osu! warns the player by showing a broken chain link icon in the bottom-right corner of the screen.
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+ During maintenance periods, Bancho is sometimes restarted. This is relayed to all online users via an in-game announcement system, as well as periodic warning messages in the chat with a countdown. Bancho restarts only affect chat and multiplayer, as all other functionality is handled via different APIs.[^score-upload-ref]
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+ ## References
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+ [^score-upload-ref]: [Tweet by @osustatus (2019-07-30)](https://twitter.com/osustatus/status/1156092746685243392)