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.