Blizzard experiencing DDoS attack

Uh oh.

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Blizzard’s customer support Twitter account said it is battling a DDoS attack and that players may experience high latency and disconnections because of it.

The account tweeted at 5:44pm CT it was “working to mitigate this issue.” No further updates have been given by Blizzard, signaling the issues are still ongoing.

In response to a Twitter user who feared the attack could infect their device, Blizzard assured the user that it would not affect their system and that a DDoS attack is “basically a clogged pipe on the internet.”

Blizzard faced a DDoS attack in mid-April when many players were attempting to sign on in the midst of the COVID-19 global pandemic. The developer was able to stamp out the attack time within 45 minutes. The developer has previously had trouble with World of Warcraft realm DDoS attacks as well.

This article will be updated when more information becomes available.