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:


Original story continues below:

It started with login issues:





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.


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

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