Working with names like pa3com, pa4com, and Son-Goku-DZ, this player utilizes DDoS attacks to force opponents in competitive mode to disconnect from the online. This player has utilized these attacks to climb all the way to the Elder God leading rank of Mortal Kombat 11’s competitive mode.
Hey @NetherRealm @noobde, I quit out of my match with the user identified as PA3com in beneath ten seconds upon seeing his name. Now ten minutes later the online in my residence is nonetheless out. Just wanted to let you know he’s operating rapidly and viciously.
— Ludi @TFGT 11 (@LudiFGC) August 2, 2019
A DDoS attack basically overburdens a victim’s online with a huge quantity of targeted traffic, causing the victim to get kicked offline. By taking benefit of this vulnerability, pa3com, or a single of their several aliases, has been disqualifying opponents from ranked matches devoid of needing to land a single hit.
NetherRealm Studios, the developers behind Mortal Kombat 11, has pledged to “address this circumstance.” Even though NetherRealm didn’t outline any precise countermeasures, the developers says it intends to use “all choices available” to combat the DDoS attacks.
We are conscious of several DDOS attacks perpetrated by a particular player in the Kombat League. We intend to make use of all choices out there to us to address this circumstance. Thank you for your patience!
— NetherRealm Studios (@NetherRealm) August 5, 2019
Meanwhile, the pa3com and pa4com accounts seem to be banned from Mortal Kombat 11, even though the Son-Goku-DZ account was final noticed climbing by means of the “God Tier” rank on competitive mode.
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