Overwatch servers down on PS4, PC, and Xbox One as 'hacker' group PoodleCorp claims responsibility

The Overwatch servers are down during its first special event, and one 'hacker' group is claiming responsibility.

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On the eve of Blizzard releasing Overwatch’s Summer Games special event, Battle.net is currently suffering from a DDoS attack, resulting in the game’s servers to currently be down.

Blizzard’s customer service Twitter account confirmed the DDoS attack this evening as it first suffered login issues, but is now suffering from an outright attack.

Not only does this DDoS attack come on the eve of Overwatch’s first special event, but it also comes shortly after Blizzard banned numerous users across all of Battle.net

As a result of this attack, many users are reporting connection issues with several Blizzard Entertainment properties, including Overwatch, World of Warcraft, and additional IPs.

Blizzard is currently working on resolving connection issues with Battle.net, although at this point, it appears it’s at the mercy of these DDoS attackers.

"Hacker" group Poodlecorp is claiming responsibility for tonight's outage:

The group is essentially holding Blizzard's servers hostage as it's requesting Twitter users to follow it's new member, Gh0stPoodle, even going as far as to give the account a goal in order to bring the servers back online:

We will continue to monitor the situation and will update our story accordingly. In the meantime, if you're unable to enjoy Overwatch's Summer Games event, be sure to check out the following stories to see Lucioball in action as well as see all of the available skins:

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