France based video game publisher Ubisoft games have suffered a series of massive DDoS attacks (distributed denial-of-service). As a result, several Ubisoft gaming servers including Ghost Recon Wildlands, For Honor and Far Cry 5 have been facing connectivity issues since Thursday (July 12). Connectivity problems made it difficult for Ubisoft gamers to sign into their favourite games with Ubisoft keeping everyone updated on the status of the issues through the Ubisoft Support account.
On Thursday (July 17), Ubisoft used its customer support Twitter handle to confirm the outage and that the company is working on to mitigate the attacks.
It’s unknown if the server and latency issues that continuously affected Far Cry 5, Rainbow Six Siege, For Honor, Ghost Recon Wildlands and Steep over the last few were due to the DDoS attacks.
“We’re currently monitoring DDoS attacks impacting Ubisoft services and causing players to be unable to connect to games. The attacks are focused on our games connections and server latency, which we are working on mitigating. Thank you for your patience as we resolve this,” the tweet read.
Other players have been chiming in on Twitter to ask Ubisoft Support about various issues with the games mentioned above and others with the account sharing the same message that the server issues are being looked into while attributing them to DDoS attacks. A thread on the Ubisoft forums has been created to keep players up to speed with the DDoS situation, and though it currently shares the same message that the tweet above does, I’ll likely be updated as more information is shared on the issue. The updates were also shared through the Twitter account as well, so you’ll likely see the news there first if you’re following the account.
Ubisoft never specified over the weekend if a DDoS attack was the culprit, but server issues seemed to start around the same time bans were handed out to Rainbow Six Siege players. There’s no clue if that’s the case, but it does seem rather coincidental.