BattleNet Under DDOS Attack in Call of Duty Double XP Weekend

Activision Blizzard servers are reeling from a reported DDoS attack shortly at the start of the Call of Duty Double XP holiday weekend.

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Thanksgiving weekend is a special time for gamers. The days off from work and school mean more time to spend playing their favorite games without the interruption of life. Unfortunately for Call of Duty and other players of Activision Blizzard games, the weekend got off to a rough start when The server is under DDoS attack.

The Blizzard customer support Twitter account sent out a tweet claiming that the servers were subjected to a DDoS attack late Wednesday afternoon. Activity on the Detector found a spike in power outages that began around 6 p.m. EST. Players were made aware of the situation via tweet at around 6:35pm. The DDoS attack unfortunately coincides with Call of Duty: Vanguard’s Double XP for the weekend, which means precious time dedicated to honing the levels and cosmetics is being lost. The attack is also affected World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Hearthstoneand other Activision Blizzard properties.


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The attack appeared to have subsided when the Blizzard Customer Support account posted an update about an hour later stating that the attack was over. Information from Down Detector shows that the spike in outage reports is most likely to be fastest when it starts around 7:30 EST. Outage reports are now slightly higher than they were before the attack, so there’s some damage left, but it looks like the servers are back to normal as of writing. copy. In a tweet at 7:30, Blizzard Customer Service shared a troubleshooting link for any players still having issues.

Fans were both annoyed and indifferent to the attack. Some are clearly frustrated that a large company like Activision Blizzard has neither the immunity nor the ability to do a better job of protecting its servers from DDoS attacks. Others were overjoyed and called the attacks part of the latter’s retribution latest scandal involving CEO Bobby Kotick and Activision’s Board of Directors refused to overthrow him.

There have been no reports of any fervent hacker groups claiming responsibility for the attack yet. Several replies on Twitter mocked the company, saying it was the return of Lizard Squad, a notorious hacker group known for the 2011 Sony hack. Another reply wanted to believe it was. Call of Duty: Warzone EngineOwning hackers target the company because of things to come Ricocchet’s anti-cheat program released.

Either way, fans are annoyed that this is a bit inconvenient for the time being Call of Duty: Vanguard Double XP weekend, and Activision Blizzard developers were unfortunately called in during the company-wide weeklong holiday.

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