The War Z servers attacked by hackers

Infamous online game was temporarily forced offline.

Controversial zombie survival game The War Z has found itself a victim of multiple hacking attempts over the last few days. Speaking on the game's official forums, community manager Kewk detailed the various attempts at disrupting the game: "Guys over the last few days we have been under attack by various forums [sic] of malicious attempts to shut down our servers."

"First we were hit with an attack that would rest [sic] 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."

A couple of days later the game found itself "being hit, again, with a DDoS attack on our login server. We are implementing additional DDoS protection and hope to have this resolved asap. Unfortunately with these types of attacks it is very difficult to give a good time frame of when it will be resolved."

Kewk also detailed the various attempts at resolving the problems, with some successes for developer Hammerpoint Interactive. Right now it seems like the issues have been mostly fixed, though users trying to play from the now-removed Steam version still appear to be running into issues.

Last week, The War Z creator Sergey Titov apologised for the game's misleading launch and subsequent Steam delisting, saying that he "became arrogant and blinded by the early success and quick growth" of the game.

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dalua360
dalua360

double post: This is for all the gamers that are complaining about their hacked accounts:

The customers that bought and played this game are f*ck*ng idiots before anything, because they bought a game that shouldn't be on Market, a poor copy of a MOD, a stolen idea, a rushed development to steal the uninformed gamers ! If some suspicious black market guy comes to you and offers you to open a digital bank account, would you put your Money in there????? YOU are the only ones to blame, the gamers that trusted on a thieve ! You all got what you deserved! Next time, put some thinking before throwing your money and personal data into some minor developer server ! Sony was hacked and they had tons of money to make things right... now go after the War Z devs and ask them to mitigate the situation like Sony did, hahahahahaha, they can't even track these guys !

There are gamers that don't even buy certain games due to moral values or loyalty to the series, for example, I heard many gamers didn't buy DMC because of the original Dante, there are some players saying they won't buy MGS5 without the original voice..... those are only examples, but WHY everyone was there to buy War Z even though all the controversy ? Now reap what you sow.....

Jessey-Stone
Jessey-Stone

people see how bad the game is yet they still buy it and the micro transactions

get day z people only 20 bucks to buy arma 2 and day z is free

Leejjohno
Leejjohno

What an absolute train wreck. 

Kastigador
Kastigador

This guy is a modern day video game snake oil salesman. He deserves whatever bad things come his way.

FIamed
FIamed

i feel no guilt when i say i am glad this game gets hacked

philMcCrevis
philMcCrevis

but the game is a frigging turd who would actually be trying to play it?  the dudes mother or the dev team maybe?

Dante0611
Dante0611

big rigs over the zombie racing!....oh wait nvm wrong game same shitty producer. NEXT

PacoTaco
PacoTaco

Probably an angry mob lynching the servers for committing highway robbery with that awful game.

Naswari
Naswari

they didn't deserve this hacking ****, if someone deserve to be hack and send to stone age is BLIZZARD for their ******g DIABLO 3 always OLINE ****.

davidAG
davidAG

Well, all I can say is clearly they didn't really do a lot of thinking about War Z and just jumped on the bandwagon and tried to slap it together with duct tape as quick as they could so they could make some fast cash. I don't imagine that the servers for the game will be up for long. They'd have been better served if they'd made some sort of singleplayer zombie apocalypse survival experience with random spawning human npcs that'd be either friendly or hostile etc.

AshTrai
AshTrai

What goes around comes around, Hammerpoint. 

Kaz32
Kaz32

I saw the game's review on ign and, it's just embarrassing.The weapons are useless, bugs and glitches are all over the place, the graphics look uninspiringly bland, you never can tell who is a friendly and who is a hostile human, hackers run rampant all over the place, and the only way to buy weapons is to play for dozens of hours, or just pay to get credits. Only problem is, after you buy the weapons and you die, YOU LOSE ALL OF YOUR WEAPONS AND HAVE TO GET IT ALL OVER AGAIN! That is what you call a ripoff.

Kaz32
Kaz32

The Walking Dead and RE6 is more zombie compared to this shit, and a lot better too. Yes, I just said Re6, one of the best games of 2012 that thankfully didnt win any awards since Capcom up to this point deserves none but its a shame that its unfairly reviewed and considered bad because its "all action no horror" by Activision ass kissers that gives Black Ops 2 great scores even though that's the game that deserves to be called "all action", which is in itself a very invalid complaint that is just bullshit since there are still horror in there in Leons campaign and a bit on the others too, like Re4 with that regenerator bit, and Re6 is a lot better than 5 and Black Ops 2. Minimum score this game should get is 5.5, not a stupid 4.5 or 3. I find nothing in this game that resembles a 4.5 or 3 in terms of gameplay and content. this score is for pathethic cash ins like Warfighter, 007 Legends and Operation Raccoon City. Okay Enough ranting. Thankfully I didn't buy war z, the defence this Sergey guy put to this game on his gamespy interview is ridiculous. Karmic retribution I say.

Nexozable
Nexozable

And fanboys of WarZ still baffle me with their passion to defend this game.

 

Just stop, any smart person would leave WarZ with the amount of controversy and flat out utter bullshit that's surrounding it.

 

 

dashkin
dashkin

Ughh awful game glad i got my refund :D

evil-zodiark
evil-zodiark

well the game is crap and they have been laying about many things , so i guess they deserve it....

jorge69696
jorge69696

WAR Z Defense Force in FULL DAMAGE CONTROL MODE!

 

tightwad34
tightwad34

Wouldn't it be better to let the game crash and burn on it's own? That would hopefully teach the devs a better lesson than someone criminally trying to shut them down.

jalen_222
jalen_222

All zombie games and anyone who plays them - or creates them - should be attacked vigorously - until irradicated.

AlexTehGr8
AlexTehGr8

I think this was a good way to send a message to The War Z Devs basically showing how little the devs gave a shit about protection and just wanted a cash-in title.

 

I say good on the hackers, show em that they need to actually put effort into creating a game.

 

3BONY69
3BONY69

Debunking some of the rumors. First rumor, PC gamers are more mature then console gamers. Not truth, their are just as many immature people playing on PC's then on consoles. Second rumor, PC gamers are better players. Not truth,  Just like on consoles u have ur really good players and u also have really bad players. The big difference with PC's is one never knows if the really good players are really that good or if their just hackers pretending to be really good. Final rumor, PC's games are superior to console games. Truth, In general PC games r superior to console games

Gojomez
Gojomez

Id check out Dayz, but Im not buying ARMA II. 

 

Goyoshi12
Goyoshi12

Can't believe there's people actually defending the game and developers! The game is a complete and utter mockery of a pretty good title known as "Day Z." However, listen: You may have liked the game, fine, that's incredibly hard for me to comprehend or even understand after all the bull$#!+ that came from that studio but that's your choice. However, you cannot say that the business practice that has been witnessed by the company is anything short of shady, greedy, and almost downright thievery.

 

It makes EA's actions look like a charity.

SultaN-s
SultaN-s

Man, the can't catch a break! can't say i feel sorry for them, though. that's what you get when you send out a rushed product and trick people to buy it.

osirisx3
osirisx3

pc gamers love their hacks. Please dont hack me!

GamerOuTLaWz
GamerOuTLaWz

lol at the sluttering zombies in the video everytime they get shot. What a buggy mess of-a-game. This shit looks to be as bad as DayZ. WHoever the fuck paid for this and still plays it should be ashamed to support such a fucking disgrace in video gaming.

kumarhumour
kumarhumour

I dont understand why hackers hack they need to get a life, i cant see how they can get satisfaction out of hacking a game.

Hackers in my opinion are probably very lonly people .

I very much hate them just like i hate Pikeys

Polaris-dono
Polaris-dono

 @Whatsun I do not think behavior exhibited by this company, from crude tweets about how they'd deal with "campers", to downright lies on their Steam store page, even to the art assets ripped (stolen) from The Walking Dead television show, should in any way go unpunished. This is the gaming community rising up to punish for outright wrongdoings, not simply because "they don't like it".

 

I haven't played it, for the record, and I don't think I ever will play this pile of s#!t. I am only playing devil's advocate based on several news articles, tweets, and other sources of information. To me, this attack is justified.

Whatsun
Whatsun

If you hate the developers and don't want to buy/play the game then don't, you have that liberty. But you can't go around forcing your opinion on other people by making the game unplayable for those people who chose to buy the game. At that point you are now infringing upon their liberty to buy and play what they want. As much as you might hate the game or think they "deserve" it. All hackers are idiots no matter what they are hacking, it's all wrong.

GeorgeClowes98
GeorgeClowes98

unfortunately isahunt, yes there is. i play on dayz instead

isahunt
isahunt

There are people out there who still play WarZ after that s#!7storm?

 

Now that's newsworthy.

MegamanX2011
MegamanX2011

Whoever bought this game deserves to suffer from being stupid. I think that hackers should leave this game alone and let these "players" suffer as much as it's possible.

Mr_BillGates
Mr_BillGates

PC Gaming is, and always will be, plagued by hackers.

SniperFire17
SniperFire17

I am enjoying this game quite a bit.The servers were only down for like a day >_< 

snova9308
snova9308

and they deserved every last bit of it

tyler_lynn
tyler_lynn

GOOD. It's a rip off of a better product. (DayZ)

hippiesanta
hippiesanta

war z and epic mickey2 are from the same breed

MW2ismygame
MW2ismygame

I normally would not say good to a thing like this, but...Burn it.....BURN IT TO THE GROUND...LEAVE NOTHING BUT ASH !!

frostmare9999
frostmare9999

great more low lifes to ruin a gaming experience. its not like they have problems now as it is. Hacking anything is just BS period.

BuBsay
BuBsay

Also, on topic, it's nice to see hackers actually attacking something that deserves to be hacked rather than something that just insulted them.

BuBsay
BuBsay

You know for people who frequent a gaming news website I'm surprised how many people are completely out of the loop on this.

 

The fact that War-Z was a falsely advertised scam was the top story on Gamespot, IGN, and Gamespy, hell even Forbes and was the top search on Yahoo when it was happening.

 

And yet so many people that are members of a gaming news site (that covered the debacle in multiple articles) still missed it.

airshocker
airshocker

@Sefrix

 

Considering those who bought and continue to play the game are supporting a fraudulent developer, yes they do deserve the down-time. Those who play this game should be ashamed of themselves.

nurnberg
nurnberg

Wow, this really pisses me off and I think the police should be involved...  to arrest Sergey Titov for fraud.

unaminous
unaminous

Someone summed it up quite nicely by saying "Go back to Big Rigs, Titov."