Blizzard Entertainment has launched Overwatch 2 on October 5. The compatible platform is PC/PlayStation 4/PlayStation 5/Xbox One/Xbox Series X | S/Nintendo Switch for free basic play. In this work, which has finally been distributed, it seems that server failures due to DDoS attacks have occurred as soon as possible.
Overwatch 2 is an online match FPS game handled by Blizzard Entertainment. It has been released as a basic play free title. The main change from the previous work Overwatch is that the number of competitors is 6-6 to 5 to 5 (1 tank, 2 damage, 2 support). First, the distribution has been launched based on PVP content, and the full-fledged EVE mode that will be a pillar of this work alongside PVP will be implemented after 2023.
Overwatch 2, which was fully distributed, seems to have difficulty in the ship. The official account for domestic and overseas work has announced that it has confirmed a problem with the server disconnection while playing some players. Users have reported that server errors and tens of thousands of people have been waiting for login.
In response to this situation, Mike Ibarra, president of Blizzard Entertainment, has announced that the management team is working on solving the problem of the server in this work. He revealed that a large DDoS attack was occurring on the server in the following tweets. It is said that the team is currently working hard to alleviate the load due to DDoS attacks.
The DDoS attack is an abbreviation of Distributed Denial of Service Attack, an attack act that uses many hosts connected to the Internet to prevent specific networks and web services intentionally (JP NIC). In short, it is a harassment network attack. In other popular titles currently being operated, there are occasional problems that cause server problems by DDoS attacks. In the new popular title Overwatch 2, the DDoS attack was performed early on the day of the distribution.
Overwatch 2 has finally started distribution. Although the server was enhanced for the launch, the ship seemed to be obstructed by malicious network attacks. The management team is currently responding, so I want to wait for the server to complete recovery.