Activision Blizzard’s Battle.net DDoS Attacks Have Ended | Minor Outages in ‘Call of Duty: Warzone,’ ‘Overwatch.’
Battle.net, operated by Activision Blizzard, was subjected to a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) assault, rendering users unable to access or log in for a period of time.
According to The Verge, the DDoS attack also impacted online gaming capabilities of titles like “Call of Duty: Warzone,” “Overwatch,” “Hearthstone,” and “Diablo’s.”
Activision Battle.net DDoS Attacks by Blizzard On its official Twitter account, “Blizzard CS – The Americas,” Blizzard verified the DDoS attack hitting its users. Furthermore, the Battle.net desktop or PC client displayed a message labeled “Breaking News,” informing users of the DDoS attack.
The current attack on Blizzard’s Battle.net “may result in excessive latency and disconnections for some users,” according to the alert on Twitter and the PC client.
Despite the warning, some users were able to access their accounts, but they were sent to a notification that reads, “It’s a busy day for Battle.net!”
As a result, people who have signed up for Battle.net have been placed in a queue. “Leave this window open and we’ll get you in as quickly as possible,” the prompt continued. A countdown for the projected wait time until the line ends is displayed beneath the window displaying the notice.
Minor Outage, ‘Call of Duty: Warzone,’ ‘Overwatch,’
Some users claimed that the DDoS attack blocked them from accessing the Battle.net launch entirely, according to a DotEsports news story.
Meanwhile, other users report that connection issues have plagued Blizzard games such as “World of Warcraft” and “Call of Duty,” among others.
Apart from the latency concerns, some players in the aforementioned titles, such as “Overwatch,” have been thrown out in the middle of a game.
The Verge also mentioned in the same story that DownDetector had thousands of reports about Battle.net’s outage.
On the other hand, there were only a few hundred or so people who reported a Blizzard game outage. Not to add that players did not take to Twitter to express their dissatisfaction with the current outage, implying that it did not effect the majority of users.
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DDoS Attack on Battle.net
It’s worth mentioning that this isn’t the first time Activision Blizzard’s Battle.net has been subjected to a DDoS attack, which has resulted in login troubles, latency, and disconnection.
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