Overwatch DDoS Attacks: Everything You Need to Know
By Andrew Lin
Overwatch DDOS attacks are giving players connection issues. It's not just Overwatch; much of Blizzard's network is affected. Here's what you need to know to know.
Overwatch DDoS Attacks
Since Sept. 6, Blizzard's servers have been afflicted by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. This has caused many players to have connection issues, from difficulties logging in to instability in online matches.
During this period, it is advised you do not partake in any competitive modes, as if you get disconnected you'll incur the penalties associated with leaving the game. These penalties cannot be reversed, so if you don't want to lose SR you should avoid playing comp for the time being.
The attack is allegedly related to dissatisfaction with WoW Classic, though official details are sparse. The twitter account that claimed responsibility for the attack has since been deleted. Some realms in WoW had been stabilized, but as a whole the attack is still happening.
The investigation is ongoing, and there has yet to be confirmation that Overwatch is in a playable state.
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