THIS POST REFERENCES AN EARLIER ATTACK. If you’re reading this post on September 18, 2016, there is a new DDoS.
Blizzard is currently suffering a DDoS attack. Its games are offline or unstable while it deals with the issue.
Firing up the Battle.net client results in a screen that looks like the one below. The ticker at the base reads as follows.
Players are currently experiencing high latency and disconnections as a result of DDoS attacks towards certain internet service providers. We are currently monitoring this situation and will provide updates as they become available. Please follow @BlizzardCS on Twitter for further updates.
And here’s Blizzard’s latest on Twitter.
We are continuing to monitor the DDoS attack currently affecting BattleNet services. Updates here: https://t.co/2hKQ6L7kt0
— BlizzardCS (@BlizzardCS) August 3, 2016
A group is claiming responsibility. You can see their tweet below. Some are suggesting that this group was pushed by the recent cheater ban wave Blizzard put in motion.
— PoodleCorp (@PoodleCorp) August 2, 2016
All I wanted to do tonight was chill out and play Overwatch. I want one of those sweet Summer Games skins that are rolling for a limited time. Hopefully this one is resolved quickly.
I have been able to connect, but the connection hasn’t lasted.