The past 14 hours have been a struggle for a handful of War of Warcraft Classic players. DDoS attacks have been ruining the gameplay experience for the newest server option for the iconic MMORPG originally released in 2004. Some servers were shut, and many players started complaining they cannot log in.
Blizzard confirmed the DDoS attacks on Twitter, ensuring gamers they are working on fixing the issues.
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
WoW fans believe they have found the group that was causing the attacks. Earlier, a Twitter user ukDrillas claimed he stays behind the server DDoS blast, giving a warning 30 minutes before gamers started receiving error messages. Twitter has suspended the user account. Blizzard has confirmed all servers are back to normal.
War of Warcraft is the most popular MMORPG game in the world, nearing 10 million registered and playing users in 2009. By 2017, the iconic title had grossed over $9 billion in revenue, turning WoW into one of the highest-grossing video game franchises of all times.
War of Warcraft Classic is a recreation of the original game before the first expansion, The Burning Crusade. Announced back in 201 7 at BlizzCon, the Classic went live on August 26th, 2019.