Bad news for players looking to log into World of Warcraft or Blizzard’s other online games. The studio shared that it’s been weathering DDoS attacks this evening that have caused issues with the authentication servers.
“It looks like we experienced a potential DDoS on one of our datacenters,” Blizzard posted on the forums. “Initial impact appears to have ended and our engineers put up some buffers to resolve the issue, and realms should start recovering. We’re continuing to monitor and work on mitigating the impact. Apologies for the inconvenience, and we’ll be sure to provide updates as they continue to come in.”
We are currently monitoring a DDOS attack against network providers which is affecting connections to our games. https://t.co/YsDZ0CYdFX
— BlizzardCS (@BlizzardCS) April 14, 2016