Blizzard has confirmed that some of its games are being affected by distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS attacks) on its European online services.
Diablo, World of Warcraft, StarCraft and Hearthstone may all be affected by the attacks, suffering disconnections and high latency — a longer gap between the time when you click or press a button and the effect of that action, which makes the game can feel laggy.
According to Blizzard’s official update, the attacks aren’t focusing on the company’s infrastructure, however the ripples of the DDoS attacks are still being felt by some of the playerbase.
The issue may also be causing problems with the Blizzard authentication servers, which in turn leads to failed or slow login attempts.
The company stated: “while we are closely monitoring the situation we wanted to thank you for your patience and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.”
On a lighter note, here’s the trailer for Blizzard’s new game Outcasts: Vengeance of the Vanquished.
What with it being an April Fool’s Day joke (despite Blizzard’s protestation that they “have no idea why you would doubt us, but yes, we are indeed making this game. For realsies.”) the game is unlikely to be affected by disconnections and latency. Silver linings and all that…