If you’re someone who wants to play some World of Warcraft Classic or Overwatch, then you might face some connectivity issues today. Recently, it was reported that Blizzard’s servers got hit by a DDoS attack, something which is preventing players from playing the two mentioned games properly. The attack seems to affect the regular World of Warcraft Classic matches and Overwatch’s competitive matches.
The Connectivity Issues
As for the World of Warcraft servers, players reported that they were instantly thrown out of their game as soon as they got into it. Not only this, but some players are claiming that they cannot even connect to the game. Such issues were first reported on yesterday at midday, but their effect has only increased since then. On Twitter, Blizzard claimed that some online services are impacted by a series of DDoS attacks. These attacks have resulted in high latency and disconnections. In addition to this, they confirmed that these issues are affecting a number of players.
Some online services continue to be impacted by a series of DDoS attacks which are resulting in high latency and disconnections. These disruption effects have been felt by a portion of our players, impacting their gaming experience. Thank you again for your continued patience.
— Blizzard CS – The Americas (@BlizzardCS) September 7, 2019
Although the DDoS attacks didn’t ruin every server, a majority of them were still filled with connection issues. As this issue was impacting their gaming experience, players started reaching out to Blizzard’s support account and asked them when it will be resolved. At the moment, Blizzard is yet to provide any details regarding how they are handling this issue and when it will get solved completely. However, we can expect things to get sorted out soon since the developers have confirmed that they are aware of this issue. After all, Blizzard is well known for handling such issues quickly.
Moderators Are Keeping Things Private
On the World of Warcraft Classic support forums, moderators and other support people are keeping the details about the attack private. This is being done to not reveal the identity of the attackers or organization that have targeted servers. At the moment, some Overwatch servers are back to their original state and players are no longer facing any major issues in them. In addition to this, there have been no reports about other games getting affected by these issues, except for World of Warcraft Classic.
While Overwatch support members are asking players to avoid competitive mode of Overwatch until everything is solved, you can still go ahead and play the game without worrying about anything. World of Warcraft Classic players can also expect their servers to get fixed shortly. There have been many times in the past when a company’s servers have been targeted by DDoS attacks, but such issues have always been resolved quickly.
World of Warcraft Classic was released recently and almost every other WoW fan loves it. Even on Twitch, many streamers have started streaming WoW Classic instead of other games. Meanwhile, Blizzard confirmed that Overwatch is going to release on Nintendo Switch on October 15, 2019. The game will run at 30fps with 900p on the said console.