Overwatch 2 has launched today allowing fans across the world to experience the much-anticipated sequel, unfortunately however the game is undergoing a serious DDoS attack making it difficult for players to log on to the game’s servers.
A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack is an attempt by a malicious third party to disrupt a server’s usual traffic. In the case of Overwatch 2, the DDoS problems are preventing players from logging on and playing the games. Users have reported being forced out of the game by an error and caught behind queues with over 30,000 other players.
The president of Blizzard Entertainment Mike Ybarra has taken to Twitter to explain the situation saying that the development team is working hard to fix the issues and thanking fans for their patience.
Unfortunately we are experiencing a mass DDoS attack on our servers. Teams are working hard to mitigate/manage. This is causing a lot of drop/connection issues. https://t.co/4GwrfHEiBE
— Mike Ybarra (@Qwik) October 4, 2022
As of this article, the DDoS problems have not been resolved but hopefully, they will soon. Meanwhile, many fans have taken to social media to express their frustrations with the queues caused by the attack:
The Overwatch 2 Experience pic.twitter.com/8ndVLl106R
— Frogger (@FroggerOW) October 4, 2022
— caitsune (@caitsunee) October 4, 2022
Are you planning to play Overwatch 2 and if you’ve bought the game, have you managed to log on?
Overwatch 2 is now available for PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC. The games feature crossplay between all of the platforms.