Ever since Pokemon Go was launched, there have been constant connectivity and performance problems for players around the world. It has been 20 days since the game was released and there are still times when players cannot log in or connect to the game. Sometimes, the game launches, but the environment is empty as the application tries to support the massive player demand. In addition, it is likely that hackers are launching DDoS attacks against the game infrastructure in an attempt to gain some media attention that has been closely following the game.
Pokemon Go launched recently on July 6 with an overwhelming response from fans and players signing up in unprecedented numbers. By July 12, there were over 21 million active users who had downloaded the game to their phones to catch Pokemon like Pikachu and Charmander.
Of course, with the massive influx of players to the game, there were connectivity issues. Potential players could not create accounts and afterwards, they were only logging into the game intermittently. This is most likely due to the game’s designers not properly predicting the number of people wanting to play and scaling out the appropriate pieces of the infrastructure including the registration servers, authentication servers, and application servers.