Thats not accurate, its more or less someone is using multiple computers to bombard data onto a target host causing it to crash. To “hack” impies they are able to log onto the targeted computer and manipulate or steal data.
Just wondering, is anyone still actually in the game? Or has everyone been kicked?
(I’m only in the loading screen rn)
No. It does not mean the servers are “hacked”. It means a botnet is sending a ton of useless information towards blizzards services to bottleneck traffic to it.
Glad it’s not just my xbox acting up
So not hackers, but some1 using too many computers to make it so that then it overloads so much that it just strikes the servers? If I got the right grasp?
Okay, I have received confirmation on my end, yes this is a DDoS attack.
The best course of option is to avoid playing Blizzard games until the attack is mitigated. Again, Competitive Penalties cannot be reversed. I am going to go AFK (because I am really hungry and I was about to go get food right now this started to happen), but I will try to post updates as I get them.
Correct. For more information, google “Denial of service”
yeah it’s pretty much that. it doesnt necessarily have to be multiple computers. there are applications that can overload IP addresses with empty packets to slow down whatever the targeted service is. it typically is done with more than one device though
Finally got a break from studying for finals and homework torture to boot up overwatch and see this.
yeah it sucks. R.I.P
Ok, yep, makes sense.
How long does this type of attack typically take to fix?
how the grinch stole overwatch
kinda depends on how many devs are working on it
From what I’ve read on Blizzard’s careers site, they don’t seem to have a ton of Java infrastructure.
LMAO, I guess so! lol
Yea me too I was so excited to play
idk why i quoted u there mb
Ur cool man. Still funny.