Assassin's Creed II PC DRM Servers Failing; Under Attack

Assassin's Creed II PC DRM Servers Failing; Under Attack


Starting over the weekend, and persisting even today, many Assassin’s Creed II PC consumers (about 5% according to Ubisoft) are unable to play the game because of server errors.

For those of you unaware, Ubisoft has used an extreme DRM tactic to try and curb piracy of the video game (also being used for Silent Hunter 5). Specifically, Assassin’s Creed II PC players must have an active internet connection and connect to Ubisoft servers before they will be able to play (and to continue playing) the video game.

Of course, such a tactic screams server issues. Alas, server issues are rampant and tons of folks have not been able to play Assassin’s Creed II over the weekend.

According to Ubisoft’s Twitter account, the reason for the issues is that their servers have been “under attack,” presumably by hackers interested in thwarting the extreme DRM measure. These problems continue still, as Ubisoft is dealing with another round of attacks.

Below you’ll find the relevant tweets made by Ubi in regard to the AC2 PC situation.

  1. Apologies to anyone who couldn’t play ACII or SH5 yesterday. Servers were attacked which limited service from 2:30pm to 9pm Paris time
  2. 95% of players were not affected, but a small group of players attempting to open a game session did receive denial of service errors
  3. We’re happy to say ACII & SH5 are withstanding the efforts to crack them.We see the rumors but still confirm no valid cracked versions exist
  4. Our servers are under attack again. Some gamers are experiencing trouble signing in. We’re working on it and will keep you posted

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