Diablo 4 Server Status: Are Diablo 4 servers down after DDOS attack?

Diablo 4 Server Status: Are Diablo 4 servers down after DDOS attack?
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Dave McAdam

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26th Jun 2023 10:15

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Are Diablo 4's servers down? Diablo 4 is a persistently online game that relies on a constant connection to the internet. Servers are at the other end of that connection, and without them, the game will not function.

Below is the latest info on Diablo 4's server status, and whether or not the Diablo 4 servers are down.

Diablo 4 server status: Are the servers down?

The login screen of Diablo 4 stating the player is queued to join
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As of right now, the Diablo 4 servers are live, but they have been experiencing issues.

This is due to a DDOS attack which took the game offline for several hours. Thankfully, this issue seems to be resolved, but problems may persist.

If you are having any connection issues with Diablo 4 in the wake of this DDOS attack, you may just need to hold on until they clear up.

What does a Diablo 4 DDOS attack mean?

A Barbarian screaming while surrounded by demons in Diablo 4
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For any Diablo 4 fans hearing all of this talk of a DDOS attack on Diablo 4 and other Blizzard games that aren't quite sure what it means, here is the short version.

A DDOS attack is a malicious cybercrime that puts an online service (such as an online video game) under such pressure that it cannot function.

It stands for Denial of Service, and usually involves flooding a server or device with illegitimate traffic in order to overload it.

Why do the servers go down in Diablo 4?

Inarius descending in Diablo 4
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There are a multitude of reasons why the Diablo 4 servers may occasionally shut off. Mostly they are shut down intentionally, either for maintenance or before a huge update.

Usually, scheduled maintenance lasts no more than a few hours. There can be other reasons, such as technical faults, or attacks the aforementioned DDOS attack, that cause the servers to shut down. Those are less predictable than intentional shutdowns, but thankfully those instances are rare.

Regardless of how or why the servers are shut down, the only thing any of us can do is wait. If you are itching to get back online, you can usually find out exactly when the servers are back on by keeping an eye on the Blizzard Customer Support Twitter accounts.

That is it for everything you need to know about Diablo 4's server status. For more on the game, check out our Diablo 4 homepage, or our best Sorcerer class build in Diablo 4.

Dave McAdam
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Dave McAdam
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