Just few hours after its launched Overwatch 2 suffers major Denial of Service Attack resulting to users gameplay to have intermittent disconnection but don’t worry Overwatch engineers are already fixing the issue and we will see improvement on the connection soon.
DDOS or denial of service attack is a common online attack that can be devastating to online games one set of example is our Overwatch 2 which launched few hours ago. It is usually aimed at the game server, which causes players to be unable to connect to the game. This can cause the server to crash, resulting in an inability to play the game or dissonnection during gameplay.
The best way to prevent DDOS attacks is to ensure that your network has sufficient bandwidth and security. You should also use anti-DDOS software, which monitors traffic and identifies malicious activity and block them instantly which Overwatch servers pretty much failed to implement since they are expecting heavy load of traffic thus making security checks less and less.
Many popular games have been hit by DDOS attacks in recent years, including League of Legends, Overwatch 1, Rocket League and Fortnite Battle Royale.
Here’s A Tweet from the President of Blizzard himself
Thousands of Players Flock on the Game during the launch
There are literally thousands of players immediately jumped on the game during the launch giving more heavy load to the server plus the DDoS is currently happening during this time.
Overwatch 2 Going Free-To-Play
One other reason Overwatch server gave up is that in case you didn’t know Overwatch 2 is now a free-to-play game where everybody is welcome. Players from around the world wanted to play the game during the Overwatch 1 yet can’t afford to buy the game this is their chance to play it!
Here’s the full update of the current DDoS issue
- SMS Protect
- Problems with Account Merge (Missing Player Items/Data)
- Queue Issues, Server Crashes, and Stability
- Incorrectly Locked Heroes and Items for Existing Players
In case you want to read the full update go here.