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[Update] Blizzard Has Resolved Its DDoS Issues

by Kyle Hilliard on Aug 02, 2016 at 08:04 PM

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Update: The DDoS issues troubling have been resolved, according to Blizzard.

It is, however, exploring another unrelated issues that is disconnecting Overwatch players.

Original story posted August 2 2016 08:51 PM:, which powers the online components of Blizzard games like Diablo III and Overwatch, is currently reacting to a DDoS attack.

Blizzard offered the above tweet to let its "heroes" know it is working on a fix, and also have a crawl citing the attack on its launcher, which you can see a screengrab of above. Earlier today, Blizzard announced a number of Olympics-related festivities within Overwatch. You can read about them here.

[Source: @Blizzard_Ent]


Our Take
Rumors are pointing the DDoS attack being a result of spurned Overwatch cheaters lashing out. It's especially frustrating considering Blizzard has always been clear about what will happen to Overwaatch cheaters since before the game even released. DDoS attacks are annoying. I wish the people who enacted them would stop doing that.