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17 July 2020 22:38

Discord also relies on Cloudflare, and has acknowledged an "upstream internet issue." Riot has acknowledged "server outages.

Apparent Cloudflare outage knocks Discord, DownDetector and others offline

DISCORD DOWN - UPDATE ONE: Down Detector is back online after the independent outage monitor was tricky to reach at the start of today's Discord outage. And stats from downdetector.com have revealed the scale of the Discord outage, with the site registering a peak of almost 60,000 Discord down reports. Out of those affected 91 per cent were experiencing server connection issues with Discord. While the Down Detector outage map said the Discord outage affected users in the UK, US and Europe. Downdetector.com also registered reports of Cloudflare, Valorant and League of Legends being down today.

Discord and Riot Games services appear to be part of a reported Cloudflare server outage that's taken down a number of websites and applications Friday afternoon. "Users are currently having trouble disconnecting to Discord due to an upstream internet issue," Discord tweeted from its official account. "We've got all engineers on deck investigating the issue." Users are currently having trouble disconnecting to Discord due to an upstream internet issue. We've got all engineers on deck investigating the issue pic.twitter.com/GvtxKanokl — Discord (@discord) July 17, 2020 In subsequent tweets, Discord representatives on Twitter said it appeared to be "a Cloudflare issue" that's also impacting other parts of the internet. Cloudflare is a DDoS protection provider.

Shortly after services went offline, Cloudflare tweeted that it's "aware that some regions may be experiencing issues with some Cloudflare services" and are "currently investigating." It a post on its website, Cloudflare said the "issue has been identified and a fix is being implemented." Valorant developer Riot Games also tweeted that it's "aware of service outages affecting games of VALORANT (among other things)." Patreon, Phoenix Labs' Dauntless, Medium, and many other services appear to be affected. At the time of writing, some services appear to be coming back online. Developing... Blijf met Menzis samen gezond aan het werk Doe een Organisatiescan en leg de sterke en zwakke punten van uw gezondheidsbeleid bloot. Lees meer>> Update (3:00 pm PDT): I can now connect to Discord, though others at PC Gamer are still unable to.

I am still unable to connect to Valorant. At 2:36 pm PDT, Discord posted the following update: "Users are beginning to be able to connect, and the upstream internet issues appear to be recovering." Original story (2:30 pm PDT): A few minutes ago, reports began appearing on Twitter from people who were unable to connect to chat program Discord or Riot shooter Valorant. At the time of writing, I cannot connect to either. It isn't just Discord and Riot having problems: Ironically, downdetector.com, a site used to check if a web service is offline for everyone or just from your connection, is itself down. According to game streaming service Parsec, they're down due to an outage at web infrastructure company Cloudflare.

Discord also relies on Cloudflare, and has acknowledged an "upstream internet issue." Riot has acknowledged "server outages. Steam appears to be unaffected. Cloudflare says it is investigating issues with its network. "Customers using Cloudflare services in certain regions are impacted as requests might fail and/or errors may be displayed," the company wrote. This story is developing, and we'll add to it as we learn more.

If you're having trouble accessing an internet site or service, it may not be your connection. Many services that rely on Cloudflare for DNS and caching services to help them stay online are currently inaccessible. Affected services include Discord, Authy, Feedly and DownDetector (which is still faithfully notifying people about the issue on Twitter). We haven't seen any official word from Cloudflare regarding the errors, and their status page only shows routing issues in a few areas. Engadget has contacted the company for more information, and we will update this post as we learn more.

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