A Mortal Kombat 11 player has DDOS'd their way to Elder God

And now NetherRealm says it'll try to stop them.

A Mortal Kombat 11 player has attacked their opponents with DDOS attacks in order to achieve the top rank in the game.

Over the last 30 days, PlayStation 4 players have reported running up against a player who uses a DDOS attack to force their opponent to disconnect from a ranked match in Mortal Kombat 11. From the game's perspective, the attacker gains the ranking points because their opponent quit the match. Victims have complained these DDOS attacks knocked out their internet, preventing them from playing.

The attacker, who has played under multiple usernames including pa3com, pa4com and Son-Goku-DZ, has been called out on a variety of platforms by an increasingly disgruntled PS4 community.

A DDOS attack, or a distributed denial-of-service attack, involves flooding the victim with incoming traffic from many different sources, effectively knocking out internet access.

While the person behind the pa3com PS4 account has only recently come under fire from the Mortal Kombat community, Mortal Kombat 11 players have suffered worrying attacks since the game launched earlier this year.

The video, below, shows a Mortal Kombat 11 streamer called BelowZer0 suffer a DDOS attack from a user called GoddessOfBl00d23 after defeating them in an online match back in July. GoddessOfBl00d23 sends a number of threatening messages via PSN before sending a link to BelowZer0's home address. Visibly shaken, BelowZer0 appeals to their chat for advice on how to report GoddessOfBl00d23.

Now, developer NetherRealm has said it'll try and do something about Mortal Kombat 11's latest DDOS attacker. In a tweet the studio said it was aware of the issue, adding: "We intend to make use of all options available to us to address this situation."

The person responsible appears to have moved on from the pa3com and pa4com PSN accounts and is now using the Son-Goku-DZ PSN account, which is still live and currently at God rank (the second-best rank) on season two of Mortal Kombat 11's Kombat League. In fact, Son-Goku-DZ currently has 124 wins and one loss in the Kombat League, and makes them the number one ranked God globally.

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Son-Goku-DZ has videos on their PSN profile showing the pa4com account playing Mortal Kombat 11. These videos were embedded from a YouTube account called "Pa4com proplayer". Under one of the videos is a comment from a player accusing Pa4com of DDOS'ing them during a Kombat League match.

Hopefully NetherRealm can ban the person responsible for the Mortal Kombat 11 DDOS attacks and prevent them from causing trouble in the game in the future.

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