Overwatch, Hearthstone Knocked Offline By DDoS Attack (Update: Fixed)

Looks like some banned Overwatch players might be reacting a little more poorly than we’d first thought, with a DDoS attack knocking the game—and by extension a lot of other Blizzard titles—out of service this afternoon.

UPDATE: Fixed:

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Original story continues below:


It started with login issues:

Then:

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And:

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Blizzard has since said that “Our network engineers are working on addressing the issue and resolving the attack as quickly as possible.”

The hacking group PoodleCorp is claiming responsibility.

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Shame, Lucioball is great and now nobody can play it.

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