here hasn’t been a confirmed reason for the outage just yet but EA Supports Offical twitter has sent out a tweet which states:
“EA is currently experiencing an outage. EA games, services & support may be impacted. We’re working to resolve as fast as possible.”
— EA Support (@AskEASupport) August 31, 2016
a hacking group by the name of ‘PoodleCorp’ has claimed responsibility of conducting a distributed denial-of-service (DDos) attack on EA games’ servers.
There are have so far been three tweets from Poodlecorp regarding their attack:
— PoodleCorp (@PoodleCorp) August 31, 2016
PoodleCorp is a group of hackers who previously hacked some top YouTube channels. They have also carried out a series of attacks on several other gaming giants including Blizzard and League of Legends, Pokemon Go, Grand Theft Auto (GTA) and PlayStation servers.
The attack will have no doubt disappointed fans of Battlefield with attacks interrupting the open beta for upcoming World War 1 shooter Battlefield 1 which is set to be released on 21 October for PS4, Xbox One and PC. The open beta is currently available to players across all platforms.
The EA interruptions also came just hours after Blizzard Entertainment’s servers were once again hit with yet another attack on its own networks causing high latency and disconnection in its games. The attacks began less than 24 hours after the release of the new World of Warcraft: Legion. Blizzard’s official Customer Support Twitter account apologized for the inconvenience and claimed that the login issues had been resolved. The company did however note that it was monitoring another attack against network providers causing latency and connection issues across its games.