Overwatch 2 suffers another DDoS attack, accidentally removes everyone’s earned heroes


The goof parade that is Overwatch 2 keeps marching along, regrettably. The most recent SNAFU suffered by players of the game involved an intended lockdown of a couple of characters ending up in people losing access to nearly their entire hero roster.

It started yesterday, when the devs announced they would be taking Bastion and Torbjorn offline in order to squash some of their ability bugs. Unfortunately, this move ended up locking players out of all of their earned heroes, prompting Blizzard to take the game offline for an hour to address the issue.

In more immediate news, the game was hit by yet another DDoS attack, but the problem quickly went away, ending in just about an hour’s time.

sources: Twitter (1, 2, 3), Reddit (1, 2), official forums
Activision-Blizzard is considered a controversial gaming company owing to a long string of scandals over the last few years, including the Blitzchung boycott, mass layoffs, labor disputes, and executive pay fiasco. In 2021, the company was sued by California for fostering a work environment rife with sexual harassment and discrimination, the disastrous corporate response to which compounded Blizzard’s ongoing pipeline issues and the widespread perception that its online games are in decline. Multiple state and federal agencies are investigating the company as employees unionize¬†and call for Bobby Kotick’s resignation. As of 2022, the company is being acquired by no less than Microsoft.
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