UPDATE: 1:10 a.m. EDT — Blizzard Entertainment said it has resolved the latest DDoS attack on Warcraft servers, and that gameplay should be back to normal. However, it added that players in the Australia region could still face problems and that the company was working to fix it.
[#Warcraft] The DDoS from earlier is no longer affecting gameplay. We're working on an issue with DCs during loading for our Oceanic players— BlizzardCS (@BlizzardCS) August 31, 2016
UPDATE: 1:10 a.m. EDT — Minutes after announcing that the DDoS attack on its servers had been contained, Blizzard said it was “investigating a new DDoS event.”
[#Bnet] We're currently investigating a new DDoS event that is impacting player connections. Updates to follow!— BlizzardCS (@BlizzardCS) August 31, 2016
UPDATE: 1 a.m. EDT — Blizzard Entertainment said the DDoS issues affecting the Battle.Net servers has been resolved, and that players could now log back in to all games.
The DDoS issues affecting specific games is now resolved! Players should now be able to log into all BattleNet games.— BlizzardCS (@BlizzardCS) August 31, 2016
Blizzard Entertainment launched the Legion update for its "World of Warcraft" video game on Tuesday morning, and less than a couple of hours later, servers for the wildly popular video game began being hit by DDoS attacks. According to Blizzard, it was limited to players only in the EU at first, but since Tuesday night, reports of players not being able to log in to their accounts began coming in from everywhere.
This is impacting our *EU* players only, folks. Tweeting it out as we have several EU followers. :) https://t.co/lEdUKC9EdP— BlizzardCS (@BlizzardCS) August 30, 2016
Games other than Warcraft, such as "Overwatch," are also affected. Blizzard said it was trying to fix the problem.
Some Overwatch players may be experiencing latency or disconnections. We are investigating this now.— BlizzardCS (@BlizzardCS) August 31, 2016
We are currently monitoring a DDOS attack against network providers which is affecting latency/connections to our games.— BlizzardCS (@BlizzardCS) August 31, 2016
According to downdetector.com, the problem with the Blizzard servers began shortly before 10 p.m. EDT. This was the third DDoS attack to affect the servers of the massively multiplayer online role-playing game, also known as MMORPG, in the last seven days.
Players were livid, and poured scorn and curses on the attackers, who have not identified themselves.
the ddos attack on @Warcraft reminds me that some people just don't like fun. :(— François Tremblay (@SakkiSenpai) August 31, 2016
DDOS hackers have skills to cause havoc to bad governments but what do they attack? World of Warcraft servers... HAHAHAHA!, what a waste.— Raiondas (@LoganProw) August 31, 2016
There were also some who blamed Blizzard for not taking measures to avoid such a scenario despite being hit by DDoS attacks repeatedly.
im laughing is blizz having yet another ddos attack...when will they learn— dan (@_KAlSER) August 31, 2016
@BlizzardCS So much hateAltough its like every month you guys are getting DDos a Big compay like yours most likely can stop the attack smh.— TSM Simon Yebio (@TheDarKing333) August 31, 2016