Blizzard has announced that EU servers for World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Hearthstone and Diablo III might be impacted by high latency and disconnections due to DDoS attacks.
Can’t play your favorite Blizzard game and you’re from EU? It’s not some sort of April Fools prank by the company, but rather, it has been hit with DDOS (distributed denial-of-service) attacks on “certain European online services,” which has affected online play for StarCraft II, World of Warcraft, Hearthstone and Diablo III. Fortunately, Blizzard states via Battle.net that the company isn’t the intended target, but players are just feeling the “ripples.”
Diablo, World of Warcraft, StarCraft and Hearthstone players may be impacted by high latency and disconnections during their gaming experience that are the result of a series of DDoS attacks on certain European online services. Although Blizzard’s infrastructure isn’t targeted, the disruption effects rippled and have been felt by a portion of our players’ population.
While we are closely monitoring the situation we wanted to thank you for your patience and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Please follow @BlizzardCSEU_EN on Twitter for further updates.
While Blizzard might not have been the intended target, I never understood why people do this to online infrastructures. Is it for the fame, notoriety or something else? Nonetheless, let’s hope Blizzard brings the servers up and running again for EU gamers’ sake. Not from EU? You’ll be glad to know that North America and other international players seem to be unaffected by the attacks.
Source: Battle.net via VG247