The Thanksgiving holiday weekend is a special time for gamers. A break from work and school means more time to devote to playing your favorite sport without interruption in life. unfortunately for Duty And other players from Activision Blizzard Games, the weekend got off to a bad start as Battle.net servers suffered a DDoS attack.

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The Blizzard customer support Twitter account sent out a tweet claiming that Battle.net servers were under a DDoS attack late Wednesday afternoon. Activity on the Down Detector showed a large spike in the outage starting around 6 p.m. EST. The players were made aware of the situation through a tweet at around 6:35 pm. DDoS attack matches unfortunately Call of Duty: Vanguards Double XP weekend, which means losing valuable time dedicated to grinding levels and cosmetics. impact on attack world of warcraft, overwatch, hearthstone, and other Activision Blizzard properties.

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The attack appears to have occurred after the Blizzard customer support account posted an update about an hour later saying the attack had ended. Information from the Down Detector shows that the outage report spike spreads almost as fast as it did, beginning at around 7:30 EST. Outage reports are currently slightly higher than before the attack, so there is some residual damage, but it looks like Battle.net servers have returned to normal as of writing. In a 7:30 tweet, Blizzard customer service shared a troubleshooting link for any players still experiencing problems.

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The fans are both upset about the attack and also indifferent. Some people are frankly disappointed that a big company like Activision Blizzard isn’t immune and can’t do a better job protecting its servers from DDoS attacks. Others are overjoyed and call the attacks part of retaliation after the latest scandal involving Activision CEO Bobby Kotick and the board of directors, who refuse to call them out.

There have been no reports yet of any enthusiastic hacker group claiming responsibility for the attack. Some replies on Twitter mocked the company, saying it was the return of Lizard Squad, a notorious hacker group best known for the 2011 Sony hack. another answer wants to believe it Call of Duty: Warzone Hackers EngineOwning targeted the company due to the imminent release of the Ricochet anti-cheat program.

Either way, fans are upset that there was mild discomfort during Call of Duty: Vanguard Double XP weekend, and Activision Blizzard programmers were unfortunately called during the company-wide week-long holiday break.

Call of Duty: Vanguard Currently available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.

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