Blizzard services experiencing DDoS attack, causing connection issues

Users have reported latency, disconnections, and long queues.

Image via Blizzard

Users attempting to play games linked to Activision Blizzard’s launcher this evening may have encountered server issues. This is due to a DDoS attack on the service.

In a string of social media posts, the company shared it was aware of ongoing issues before explaining that its service had come under attack.

For some users, the issue has stopped them from starting the launcher entirely, while others playing Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, and other Blizzard games have encountered different connection problems, including being kicked out of the game.

A Distributed Denial of Service attack, commonly known as DDoS, is a malicious tactic of sending an overload of requests to a service to cause it to function irregularly.

Right now, Blizzard hasn’t shared a timeline for when the issue will be remedied.