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Blizzard says Overwatch 2 servers experiencing "mass DDoS attack"



UPDATE 5/10/22: Overwatch 2s launch remains impacted by DDOS attacks, with a second now impacting the game.

Thats according to the games director Aaron Keller, who posted on Twitter early this morning (UK time) to say his team would “work throughout the night” to get the game back online.

“Were steadily making progress on server issues and stability, as well as working through a second DDoS attack,” Keller wrote. “Were all hands on deck and will continue to work throughout the night. Thank you for your patience – well share more info as it becomes available.”

Well keep you updated on the status of Overwatch 2 today.


ORIGNAL STORY 4/10/22:
Blizzard says Overwatch 2s servers are experiencing a “mass DDoS attack”, preventing players from accessing the newly launched game.

Players have reported unexpected server errors and difficulties joining Overwatch 2 games throughout the evening following todays free-to-play launch, with some claiming to be experiencing queues of as many as 40,000 other players.

An earlier tweet by Blizzard boss Mike Ybarra acknowledged todays server woes but gave no indication they might be the result of anything other that launch day teething troubles, only thanking players for their patience and pledging to “get [them] into the fun”.

However, Ybarra has now posted a follow-up tweet suggesting todays Overwatch 2 launch is being affected by the malicious actions of a third-party. “Unfortunately we are experiencing a mass DDoS attack on our servers,” he wrote. “Teams are working hard to mitigate/manage. This is causing a lot of drop/connection issues.”


Watch on YouTube

Overwatch 2 – Launch Trailer.

Blizzards dedicated Overwatch 2 social channels remain somewhat less informative. Tonights ongoing server issues were briefly alluded to in a Known Issues post shortly after launch but no further updates have yet been shared.

Ill update the story as it develops.

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