Blizzard servers taken down by DDoS attack

Just a week after the successful launch of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, Blizzard has found itself the target of online no-goods, with the company’s servers targeted by a DDoS attack.

Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls

Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls

The attacks, which bombard Battle.net servers with traffic to the point they stop working, have left hopeful gamers unable to log in to online services. If they can connect, the experience is less than ideal. Gamers are reporting login issues on both the European and North American servers.

A statement reveals:

Diablo, World of Warcraft, StarCraft and Hearthstone players may be impacted by high latency and disconnections during their gaming experience that are the result of a series of DDoS attacks on certain European online services. Although Blizzard’s infrastructure isn’t targeted, the disruption effects rippled and have been felt by a portion of our players’ population.

The studio is currently “closely monitoring” the situation and will keep gamers updated once the issue is resolved. Blizzard would like to thank gamers for their patience, and apologise for any inconvenience.

The DDoS attack is only affecting certain parts of the Battle.net network – gamers on the South East Asian or Australian servers are likely to be unbothered.

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