With all the hate its received and the lack of acceptance of Sergey Titov's apology over the whole War Z “saga,” we should have seen this one coming. Hackers managed to take down zombie survival MMO The War Z for a short period and at the time of writing, Steam users are still unable to access it.
According to the ungoing support thread discussing the attacks, “First we were hit with an attack that would rest our DNS IP so that you could not connect”, which was followed up with a traditional DDOS attack on the login server. Both attacks were fought off by the developers, but for a couple of days no one could login to the game. While some can now do so, those that originally bought the game through Steam – despite being lied to – still can't play.
There's no real indication of when it will be fixed either. Since The War Z was pulled from Steam, with Valve suggesting that until it sees a build that isn't bug filled, it won't be added back, developer Hammerpoint doesn't have much of a leg to stand on with the company. According to the latest update from game community manager, “Kewk,” We [Hammerpoint] 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.”
There are some suggestions for users affected by this bug, such as flushing DNS settings, but it doesn't appear to be helping many.
KitGuru Says: Considering the general consensus from KG readers that people shouldn't be playing this game for a whole host of reasons, I'm impressed by the 100 page deep support thread. Obviously a fair few people bought this and still want to play it.
Do any of you guys have a copy? Is it as bad as people make out?