The game’s director Aaron Keller said that the Overwatch 2 is being hit by a second DDoS attack on its launch day, despite the team’s best efforts to resolve the reported server problems.
Keller has stated that the team is “steadily making progress” on resolving server issues and improving uptime alongside working on the new DDoS attack. He said, “we’re all hands on deck and will continue to work throughout the night. Thank you for your patience – we’ll share more info as it becomes available.”
We’re steadily making progress on server issues and stability, as well as working through a second DDoS attack. We’re all hands on deck and will continue to work throughout the night. Thank you for your patience – we’ll share more info as it becomes available.
— Aaron Keller (@aaronkellerOW) October 5, 2022
Blizzard has revealed that the Overwatch 2 servers are now experiencing a massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, stopping players from joining matches. Blizzard’s executive Mike Ybarra has revealed that teams are attempting to restore service as soon as possible.
The debut of Overwatch 2, which Blizzard was preparing for months, has now been hampered by issues with the game’s servers, the resolution of which is currently unknown.
Unfortunately we are experiencing a mass DDoS attack on our servers. Teams are working hard to mitigate/manage. This is causing a lot of drop/connection issues. https://t.co/4GwrfHEiBE
— Mike Ybarra (@Qwik) October 4, 2022
As a result of this attack, people have been venting on social networks about their unsuccessful matchmaking efforts and long wait times.
As per details about the Overwatch 2 problems on the Blizzard forum, the game’s PC and console players are seeing an error message “Unexpected Server Errors,” and some cosmetics and equipment disappear from their inventory. Furthermore, gamers have also been kicked off of servers.