A DDOS attack on Activision Blizzard brought down the company’s PC servers for hours, leaving many users unable to play games like Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, and Overwatch.
Activision Blizzard first confirmed the issue in a tweet on September 14 at 12:15 AM Pacific, stating that it is investigating an issue affecting its authentication servers and causing slow or failed player login attempts.
However, about 40 minutes later, Activision Blizzard confirmed that its PC servers were down as a result of a DDOS attack. “We continue to actively monitor an ongoing DDOS attack affecting latency/connections to our games,” read a follow-up tweet (below).
We continue to actively monitor an ongoing DDOS attack affecting latency/connections to our games.
— Blizzard CS – Americas (@BlizzardCS) 09/14/2022
The issue is now resolved as the servers have been down for approximately three hours and 30 minutes, at least since Activision Blizzard first reported the issue. It is not clear who is responsible for the attack or if there was a specific motive.
In addition to the games already mentioned, Hearthstone and Diablo: Immortal were also affected by the server failures.
The publisher has a busy few months ahead as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Warzone 2 and Overwatch 2 are all set to release in 2022. A Call of Duty showcase is scheduled to take place tomorrow, September 15th, which will shed new light on the two upcoming titles.
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