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Blizzard games like Overwatch down as DDoS attack ruins our night

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 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.

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And here’s Blizzard’s latest on Twitter.

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.

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.

Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...