If you’re having trouble finding a match, Blizzard has stated that a DDoS assault on Overwatch 2 creates an unusual server error in the game. The distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack is impeding efficient matching.
According to Blizzard CEO Mike Ybarra, the Overwatch 2 servers are being exposed to a large DDoS attack, and teams are working to mitigate the damage. It’s unclear how long it will take for the servers to be fully functioning, but it puts the release of Overwatch 2, which Blizzard has been working on for months, in jeopardy.
Why did the Overwatch 2 DDoS attack happen?
Similar attacks have occurred in the past, with Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed II being released on PC with always-on-DRM, Sony suing George Hotz for his involvement in the PlayStation 3 hacking scene causing outrage (back in the day), and some people looking out for us consumers DDoSing Ubisoft and Sony servers (in fact for Sony, they did more than just DDoSing.)
It’s comparable to Blizzard. The firm has become extremely anti-consumer and greedy in recent years, particularly with the newest Diablo, and many are fed up. It has been reported that you must spend $12,000 to access Overwatch 1 content in Overwatch 2. Not to add their neuro-gaming techniques like pairing non-cosmetics owners with cosmetics owners in a match to make them envy and pay out a buck.
Overwatch 2 gamers are taking to social media to vent about their failed matchmaking attempts and long delays, which are caused in part by the DDoS assault. According to the official Overwatch 2 bugs page, PC and console gamers are encountering “Unexpected Server Errors,” as well as issues such as cosmetics and items not displaying in their collection. Worst of all, just because you started a game doesn’t imply you’ll finish it. During matches, players are also being booted from servers.
“We’re steadily making progress on server problems and stability, as well as working through a second DDoS assault,” stated game director Aaron Keller on Twitter. We have all hands on deck and will work through the night. Thank you for your patience; we will provide additional information as it becomes available.”