Blizzard Battle.Net Down Latest News & Update: Poodle Corp Attacks 'Hearthstone,' 'Overwatch,' 'World Of Warcraft?' CS Tweets Games Are Back Online!

By AASalvador , Updated Sep 19, 2016 03:48 AM EDT
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Blizzard's Battle.Net servers went down as the network experienced cyber attacks. Players of "Hearthstone," "Overwatch," and "World of Warcraft" on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One were kept offline for the third time in a week according to Venture Beat.

Blizzard posted the announcement in their Twitter account saying that they were attacked by DDOS that affected their game connections. The latest attack that took down "Hearthstone," "Overwatch," and "World of Warcraft" is different from the Sept 13 and Sept 16 attacks which were attributed to authentication. The DDoS attacked the network's services for the games.

Poodle Corp took the responsibility in the latest attack of Blizzard Battle.Net in their Twitter post. The group is a splinter from LizardSquad that has took down several popular games of the developer for PlayStation and Xbox Live. In April, the latter group also hit the game network.

According to the Blizzard Customer Service Twitter the issue has already been resolved. They also offered apologies to all players affected by the Poodle Corp attack. However, some players still claim that they still cannot play and a message saying "error starting game loop" prompts in their screen. Other players also confirms that indeed that network service is up and they are able to play already.

Other Blizzard Battle.Net games that were affected by Poodle Corp attacks on top of "Hearthstone," "Overwatch," and "World of Warcraft" were "Diablo 3" and "Starcraft 2" according to Soft Pedia.

According to Poodle Corp, they will end their attack on Blizzard Battle.Net, if they get two thousand re-tweets. Some avid players of "Hearthstone," "Overwatch," and "World of Warcraft" have actually complied as they got 2,025 re-tweets according to Soft Pedia.

As we know, Blizzard has just launched the most recent expansion for "World of Warcraft" and has now more platforms available for all players. Stay tuned to GameNGuide for the latest update on Blizzard's "Hearthstone," "Overwatch," and "World of Warcraft."

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