The War Z Taken Down by Cyber Attacks
The attacks appear to be in response to the game's controversial launch.
"Guys over the last few days we have been under attack by various forums of malicious attempts to shut down our servers," community manager Kewk wrote in a forum post on January 3. "First we were hit with an attack that would [reset] our DNS IP so that you could not connect. This was solved a couple days ago early in the morning but took time to actually resolve world wide once the fix went in. This morning we are being hit, again, with a DDOS attack on our login server."
"There’s a whole list of updates to the original post, as the team attempt to get the servers back up to 100%," notes PC Gamer's Phil Savage. "While it seems that the game is now fine for people who directly downloaded it, Steam users are still encountering problems. The War Z is no longer available from Steam, but anyone who previously downloaded it from there can still access the game through the client."
"In light of all the controversy surrounding the game, it’s not a huge surprise Hammerpoint find themselves as targets," writes IncGamers.com's Paul Younger. "However, coming under attack from hackers is never a pleasant experience and with any luck the issue will be sorted so people who have parted with cash for the game (yes there are some) can resume zombie killing duties."