‘Overwatch’ News & Update: Blizzard Servers Down For Second Time In Three Days, Is It Lizard Squad DDOS Attack?

By Bernie Yanson , Updated Jun 20, 2016 06:53 PM EDT
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For the second time on Monday, the servers hosting Blizzard's games including the popular 'Overwatch' are down leaving gamers unable to log in. Blizzard Entertainment has confirmed the issue and a member of Lizard Squad claimed responsibility.

Authentication Server Issues

IBT reported that games developer Blizzard Entertainment confirmed that they are having Battle.net server issues linked to authentication.

As a result, gamers of" World of Warcraft," "Hearthstone" and "Overwatch" are unable to log into their accounts.

Blizzard took to Twitter to confirm the server issues in "Overwatch." Check out their post below.

A similar issue was also experienced by players of "Overwatch" last Friday, mostly from North America and Australia. This lasted for several hours.

Now the server issues mostly affected gamers from the United States, West Coast, Australia, Japan and Europe as shown in a Down Detector's Battle Map.

Lizard Squad DDOS Attack Claimed Responsibility

Meanwhile, VG247 reported that a member of Lizard Squad claimed responsibility for Blizzard's downtime. "Overwatch" players were advised that the server issues were resolved last week.

However, the issue came up once more. Players of "Overwatch" are mostly concerned being penalized due to Blizzard's rule on rage quitters.

A tweet from a member of the Lizard Squad group hinted on being the reason for the downtime, however, the user did not outright mention a DDOS attack.

Blizzard has not confirmed this claim. Players of "Overwatch" are still waiting for updates. Meanwhile, check out this awesome street fighter mod that lets you play as Tracer from "Overwatch."

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