Ever since the launch of World of Warcraft Classic, players the world over have poured their heart, soul, and time into the MMORPG. This saw World's First claims for max level as well as defeating Ragnaros and Onyxia, but many are finding they are currently unable to log in, which is unfortunately due to an on-going DDoS attack on the game.
For those unfamiliar, DDos stands for a Distributed Denial of Service, meaning that a cyber attack has intentionally made a machine or network's resources — in this case, World of Warcraft Classic — unavailable by disrupting connections with its intended users. This has made it unplayable for a solid number of players and has been doing so for a few hours.
The connection errors began around 11 AM EST and have continued since. Blizzard is currently aware of this DDoS attack on WoW Classic, and is doing its best to get the game back on track. It would seem that fans quickly discovered the individual or group behind the attack. A Twitter account known as UKDrillas claimed credit for the attack, announcing it roughly 30 minutes before it began.
It later announced its intent to continue the attack, promising that there would be more outages for World of Warcraft Classic's servers. However, since then, the account has been pulled, likely for violating Twitter's ToS while initiating this attack on Blizzard. It's also worth adding that the WoW developer hasn't confirmed that this account is actually responsible for the attack, yet it's hard to imagine that it isn't involved with the current situation.
Some online services continue to be impacted by a series of DDoS attacks which are resulting in high latency and disconnections. These disruption effects have been felt by a portion of our players, impacting their gaming experience. Thank you again for your continued patience.— Blizzard CS - The Americas (@BlizzardCS) September 7, 2019
Blizzard doesn't yet have a timeframe for when everything will be returned to working order, but several players having expressed how upset they are over social media. And understandably so, as there is no rhyme or reason to such an act. While waiting for the DDoS attacks to be over, here are 5 WoW Classic memes that take players back to 2004 in order to pass the time.
World of Warcraft Classic is available now on PC.