If your Call of Duty: Warzone matches are extra laggy at present, it could be because the game's servers are experiencing a DDoS attack.
As if Warzone wasn't undergoing enough issues right now, malicious users are targetting the popular battle royale with a DDoS attack. For some, this is causing their matches to crash or disconnect completely.
If you're experiencing issues when attempting to play Call of Duty: Warzone, this new DDoS is likely responsible. Many users are reporting severe lag when connecting to the Warzone servers.
The responsible party is yet to claim their attack on the free-to-play game. However, many fans are speculating that the culprits could be users who were part of Activision's latest ban wave.
Some users took to Twitter to complain about their in-game experience, with others posting on Reddit. Several users are stating that they're currently left unable to connect the game's online servers.
What Is a DDoS and What Does It Mean for Warzone?
DDoS stands for "distrubuted denial-of-service" and an attack of this nature aims to disrupt the traffic of its targetted server. Put simply, a DDoS attack uses a series of compromised computers to put pressure on a server.
It does this by using its high volume of computers to all attempt to access the server at the same time. At this stage, the servers are unable to cope under the strain.
Warzone's servers are currently flooded with more users than they can handle, many of them from the DDoS attack. This is causing those that genuinely want to access the game severe lag, and in many places disconnecting the users completely.
Until Activision's engineers can fix the servers, Warzone may be unplayable for a while. These attacks don't usually disrupt play time for long, but it's worth noting that this isn't the first occurance of a Warzone DDoS.
A Warzone DDoS Attack Isn't a New Occurrence
Back in March of this year, Warzone players might remember the game being laggier than it is now. This was because Warzone was the target of a number of DDoS attacks, right after launch.
The attacks were against both Blizzard and Activision servers. They were so severe that the issues lasted for several days in total.
Despite the game releasing only days prior to the attacks, Warzone was already attracting attention from malicious users. It seems that the game is again undergoing attacks of a similar nature.
For now, all we can do is wait for a fix on the server's end. Those who are still unable to access Warzone, or run it without lag, should consider giving the game a break for now.
It won't be long before the servers are back up and running. However, if the attacks keep coming, it might be a few days before Warzone is back to its usual self.
Hopefully, Activision will be back to dishing out even more Call of Duty: Warzone bans in the near future. We just hope that similar issues don't plague the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War beta schedule, which is set to drop soon.
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