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Blizzard’s BattleNet battered by DDoS attacks

24 Aug 2014  by   Peter Parrish
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Embattled BattleNet.

It’s not a great evening to be trying to play Blizzard titles, as BattleNet games like Diablo 3 and World of Warcraft are the latest to succumb to DDoS (Denial of Service) barrages. Several major games have been affected over the past few days, including League of Legends and Guild Wars 2.

The World of Warcraft forums acknowledge and awareness of current connection issues, and says Blizzard is working to resolve them “as soon as possible.” Likewise, there’s a lengthy thread (one of several) over at the Diablo 3 forums discussing the status of the servers. Hearthstone also appears to be affected by these problems.

Once again, those pesky reptilians LizardSquad are claiming to be behind all this. Earlier today they stated that League of Legends had been hit again.

So, if you’re having issues with any BattleNet games this evening, that’s the reason why. Until Blizzard figures out a way to fend off the DDoS battering, server quality will be rather intermittent.

Bonus Lizard Facts:

  • Geckos have no eyelids.
  • The Komodo dragon is the largest type of lizard, growing up to 3 metres (10 feet) in length.
  • Lizards smell with their tongue, like snakes.
  • Apparently, Lizards are pretty good at DDoS attacks.

If you’re a Diablo 3 player you can hop over to our Diablo 3 forums if it’s becoming too frustrating to play at the moment.

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  1. +23

    Pesky? you too scared to call it what it is in case they DDOS this site?

    Its immature script kiddies whose entertainment consists of disruption of large groups of people. Call it what it is, not pesky which ranks the same level as “don’t pick your nose” in magnitude

    August 24, 2014 at 5:56 am
    1. +16

      I think the word “pesky” belittles it for exactly what it is, script kiddies.

      August 24, 2014 at 6:18 am
    2. +4

      wickedosity, it says DDOS in the body AND in the title! Basic reading skills buddy.

      August 24, 2014 at 3:33 pm
  2. +6

    you forgot that fact they can shape change into members of the royal family

    August 24, 2014 at 4:41 pm
  3. -1

    Might be wrong, but other than Blizzard they appear to have been hitting PSN, Dota 2, CS:GO, EVE Online, and a few other regular targets. Not a great time to try playing something online, it seems.

    August 24, 2014 at 7:52 pm
  4. +4

    Conspiracy time!

    “Lizard” is suspiciously close to “Blizzard”!!!

    August 25, 2014 at 3:50 am
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