In a bit of a "people still do that?!" moment, someone decided they wanted to derail Blizzard
's launch for Overwatch 2
, unleashing a denial of service attack that has prevented some players from being able to jump into the game at all, causing massive login queues.
Blizzard president Mike Ybarra
took to Twitter to confirm the attack, assuring punters that they're hard at work fixing the issue which was causing mass delays and connection issues.
It's a shame the game's launch has been impacted this way, though as PC Gamer
points out, Blizzard is no stranger to such disgruntled actions against it, having had World of Warcraft
targeted in the past.
This incident is just one of many online attacks of varying degrees of late. Aussies know all too well the recent hacking of one of our major telcos in Optus
, while the seemingly impenetrable Rockstar also suffered a significant breach recently
, with huge leaks of the work-in-progress GTA 6
assets flooding the internet.
We'll have more once Blizzard updates on the status of its Overwatch 2 servers and login capabilities, so stay tuned.