Discord is down – The Verge

Discord is experiencing a widespread crash, preventing many users from connecting to the communications app. The interruption started around 14:45 ET and prevents users from joining calls or participating in text chat. “We are currently investigating a widespread API outcome and are working to resolve this ASAP,” it said. official Discord Twitter account.

Discord is widely used by the gaming community and currently has 150 million monthly active users. This latest bug seems to be affecting most users, with widespread reports of issues even connecting to the service. Some Discord users who are currently logged in to the service may continue to use text chat or join calls.

In a message in the Discord client, the company says:

We have identified the underlying issue with the API outcome, but we are dealing with a secondary issue on one of our database clusters. We have our entire watch team online and respond to the problem.

Discord’s Interruption Notice to Users.
Image: Discord

Discord says it now restricts logins “to control traffic congestion” and that users currently logged in should be able to use the service successfully right now. “We want to slowly raise the bar here to allow as many users as we can,” Discord said.

Discord last experienced a brief outage in November after Google Cloud issues caused issues for the communications app. This recent downtime has been marked as a “major outage” on Discord’s status page, and it’s clear that it’s taken the service completely offline for most users.

Discord has quietly built its own app platform based on bots over the last few years, and it plans to release a new app discovery feature this spring. Bots are an important part of the Discord experience, with more than 30 percent of Discord servers using them.

Update, January 26 15:20 ET: Article updated with more information about outcomes.

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