Battle.net down: World of Warcraft, Hearthstone and Overwatch players affected by global outage, now fixed
Battle.net down: World of Warcraft, Hearthstone and Overwatch players affected by global outage, now fixedTwitter/BlizzardCS

Battle.net gaming network is back online after several hours of downtime due to unknown issues. Blizzard, the developer of games like the World of Warcraft, Hearthstone and Overwatch and operator of the online gaming platform Battle.net, confirmed via Twitter that the login issue players were facing has been resolved.

"The login issues have been resolved. Thanks for your patience and sorry for any inconvenience. #BlizzCS," Blizzard tweeted a few minutes ago. 

Battle.net was experiencing issues globally and most players were reporting issues logging into their accounts. The outage was confirmed by Blizzard, however, the cause of the problem was not revealed.

As a result of this outage, players of all the Blizzard games like Hearthstone, World of Warcraft, Heroes of the Storm, Starcraft, Diablo and Overwatch were suffering slow or failed login issues and authentication errors. The reports of outage with the Battle.net servers surfaced at 2:40 a.m. EDT on Friday, according to the DownDetector website.

The heat map from DownDetector website shows that most issues came from North America and Australia. Thousands of people reported issues on the site, but some users found a work around tactic to temporarily resolve the issue by changing the servers to a different country.

It remains unclear whether the outage was a result of a technical glitch or the work of a malicious attack on its servers. It wouldn't be the first if the company was hit by a DDoS attack, as the notorious Lizard Squad, which had carried out attacks on PSN and Xbox Live, had claimed responsibility for an attack in April.

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