The War Z brought down by hackers, many Steam users still unable to play


Despite dousing the fires of controversy in bucketfuls of contrition, The War Z is now facing a range of attacks aiming at shutting down the game’s servers, according to a post by community manager Kewk over on The War Z forum.

While the game is no longer available to purchase through Steam, it remains accessible to anybody who purchased it before the game’s removal from the store. And while the server problems with non-Steam versions of the game have been remedied since the attacks took place yesterday, it’s these Steam users who are experiencing on-going problems.

“Over the last few days we have been under attack by various forums of malicious attempts to shut down our servers,” wrote Kewk. “First we were hit with an attack that would rest 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.
Yesterday morning, The War Z’s login servers were hit by a DDoS attack, flooding them with requests and preventinglegitimate users from accessing the game.”We are implementing additional DDoS protection and hope to have this resolved asap,” Kewk reassures. “Unfortunately with these types of attacks it is very difficult to give a good time frame of when it will be resolved.”

An updatehas been issued for the Steam version of the game, but it’s reported to have failed to fix the problem. Kewk writes:”Our fixes should have worked but they did not (and I am really sorry about that). We have no alternative to seek help directly from Steam and have requested this from them. Unfortunately, they may not get back to us until tomorrow in the afternoon worst case scenario. However, I am going to try and cut some corners and see what can be done to get something sooner. Just note it is very unlikely to happen. I apologize steam users.”

Hammerpoint are updating their community on the problem right here.

Thanks Kotaku.