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Activision Blizzard’s Overwatch 2 Hit With Cyberattack at Launch

  • Players complained of connectivity issues before attack
  • Overwatch 2 expected to be a boost in otherwise slow year
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Overwatch 2Source: Activision Blizzard

Activision Blizzard Inc. was hit with a cyberattack on Tuesday, causing wide-scale connectivity issues during the launch of its hotly anticipated Overwatch 2 video game. 

Mike Ybarra, president of Activision subsidiary Blizzard Entertainment, tweeted that the company was experiencing “a mass DDoS attack” on its servers Tuesday afternoon. Distributed-denial-of-service attacks, known as DDoS, are when traffic is directed at an organization’s servers that support a website, effectively knocking it offline.