Activision Blizzard Hit with DDoS Attack During Launch of Overwatch 2
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Activision Blizzard was hit with a DDoS attack that caused wide-scale connectivity issues during the launch of its hotly anticipated Overwatch 2 video game.
Even before the attack, players complained on Twitter about connectivity issues. Earlier in the day, company CEO Mike Ybarra had tweeted that teams were working on server issues and were “humbled by the excitement of players.”
Although perhaps unrelated, the company’s launch of Overwatch 2 was clouded by a finding by the National Labor Relations Board that it withheld raises from quality assurance testers at its subsidiary Raven Software and that it attributed the withholding to the testers’ union activity. Microsoft announced in January that it had agreed to buy the video game publisher in a deal valued at almost $69 billion. The software giant is facing regulatory s…
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