Online games such as RuneScape and Eve Online hit with DDoS attack

By Stephany Nunneley
22 August 2014 19:50 GMT

Those who play online games such as RuneScape, Eve Online and reportedly Guild Wars 2 and League of Legends may have trouble logging in due to a series of DDoS attacks.

The attacks have caused players to have issues logging into game servers, although the problem seems to have been fixed for Eve Online players on the Tranquility server.

RuneScape developer Jagex stated on the game’s forum that players should not participate in “dangerous/high-risk content such as PvP or high level PvM”.

“As you may be aware, we’re currently experiencing service disruption across both game and web services, this is affecting both RuneScape and Old School RuneScape,” Jagex wrote in the post. “We are aware that RuneScape (as well as other games) are being targeted by attacks which are causing connectivity issues for our players.

“We are doing everything we can to mitigate any impact on your gameplay experience – our Systems Team are currently working to improve stability across our core hosting platform to improve the situation.”

We tried to check the forum ourselves and couldn’t get the page to pop up. We’re unsure at this point if it is an issue on our end, or the web services for the site are still experiencing issues.

You can read the full report over on Develop.

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