To commemorate the launch of the latest World of Warcraft expansion, Legion, Blizzard’s servers were taken down by a DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack on Wednesday.
This came a day late, as the expansion actually launched on Tuesday. But when it comes to ruining other peoples’ fun, better late than never.
This lined up with a similar attack that brought down the Battlefield 1 open beta for most of the day yesterday, as EA’s servers were hit.
The Blizzard attack began in Europe, then spread across the globe. It didn’t just take down Legion. Other games, like Overwatch, were also impacted.
This was the second major DDoS attack against Blizzard in August. The last attack hit early in the month, and was apparently retaliation for Blizzard’s banning of cheaters.
As of now, Blizzard’s servers appear to be working again.