Roblox has been down for greater than two days, with the sport and its associated web site offline for hundreds of thousands of gamers. The vastly well-liked game-creating platform first began having points at round 7PM ET on October twenty eighth. Roblox initially stated it was “working hard to get things back to normal,” and that it had recognized “the basis trigger as [an] inside system difficulty.”
In a press release to The Verge, Roblox confirms its platform isn’t down as a consequence of an “exterior intrusion,” and that the corporate is working “across the clock” to resolve the large outage. “We imagine we now have recognized an underlying inside trigger of the outage with no proof of an exterior intrusion,” says a Roblox spokesperson. “We’re within the course of of performing the mandatory engineering and upkeep work to get Roblox again up and working as quickly as potential. We apologize that our group is unable to be on Roblox throughout this time.”
Initially, some Robox gamers speculated the outage could possibly be associated to a Chipotle promotion within the sport. Chipotle is gifting away $1 million value of free burritos on Roblox as half of Halloween occasion within the sport. The expertise went dwell at 6:30PM ET on October twenty eighth, simply earlier than the widespread Roblox outage started.
Roblox was fast to disclose its points aren’t associated to the Chipotle promotion, although. “We all know that this outage was not associated to any particular experiences or partnerships on the platform,” says the official Roblox Twitter account.
It’s a surprisingly lengthy outage for Roblox, with gamers nonetheless ready to listen to precisely when the sport will return. The principle Roblox web site is offline in a upkeep mode, and the status page was solely up to date after greater than 24 hours earlier right now.
Roblox could be very well-liked, particularly with children — more than 50 percent of Roblox gamers are underneath the age of 13. Greater than 40 million folks play it day by day, and its reputation surged by means of 2020 in the course of the pandemic. Hundreds of thousands of folks have flocked to the game-creating sport, app, platform, or nonetheless you wish to describe it, to play video games, attend gigs, and even seem at awards exhibits.
Replace, October thirtieth 5:05PM ET: Article up to date with a press release from Roblox.