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Overwatch 2 launch marred by multiple DDoS attacks

Overwatch 2 launch marred by multiple DDoS attacks

Zoom / Artist’s depiction of a blizzard battling DDoS attackers.

When a waiting game is launched online, Unexpected server capacity issues And the Long entry queues Nothing out of the ordinary. In the case of this week Monitor 2 Launching Early Access, though, the usual congestion issues appear to be exacerbated by coordinated distributed denial of service attacks.

Tuesday evening, Blizzard President Mike Ybarra released a paper public tweet A warning that “Teams are working hard to resolve server issues with Monitor 2“Less than an hour later, though, is Has follow-up With some of the most disturbing details. “Unfortunately we are experiencing a mass DDoS attack on our servers,” he said. “Teams are working hard to mitigate/manage. This is causing a lot of outage/connection issues.”

Overnight, Monitor 2 Game Director Aaron Keeler Post an update Saying that “we’re making steady progress on server and stability issues, as well as working through a second DDoS attack. We’re all on hand and will continue to work through the night. Thank you for your patience – we’ll share more information as it becomes available.”

On top of any DDoS related issues, Blizzard is also recognition that “some players are experiencing a server outage” and that “some players who have combined their PC and console accounts are seeing an “unexpected server error” in the early hours of the game.

Online potential players post reports of waiting times of hours to get into a game and Server queues with tens of thousands of people. Not surprisingly, the situation leads to a lot of jokes and memes as well. former war equipment And the Jazz jackrabeet Developer Cliff Bleszinski shared the work, Twitter ‘An unexpected server error has occurred’ can be the subtitle of the game.

“Yes, that’s trivial, because this game has overtaken me,” Blizinski added, referring to 2017 failed lawbreakers. “And I know how hard it is to launch a game online, but, I still… I laughed.”

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Monitor 2 I was It was first announced at Blizzcon back in 2019. Last year, Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick said the game It will not reach the release planned for 2022 Amid “increasing competition … and higher voluntary turnover” among workers. At the time, though, Blizzard suggested that it “still plans to offer a significant amount of content…next year.”

middle of two successful Monitor 2 Beta tests earlier this year, the game was Taken up by esports Overwatch League For high level competitive play. Blizzard announced the early access release of the game on October 4th in June.