ROBLOX players were thrown into chaos last week when the platform went down with no warning.
Chipotle’s Boorito Roblox experience wasn’t to blame for the outageCredit: Chipotle
The outage happened shortly after the Chipotle Halloween experience went live, but it was simply a spooky coincidence.
A bug was reportedly to blame, rather than a surge in traffic related to any particular Roblox experience.
CEO David Baszucki elaborated on the issue in a Roblox blog post, saying:
“A core system in our infrastructure became overwhelmed, prompted by a subtle bug in our backend service communications while under heavy load.
“This was not due to any peak in external traffic or any particular experience.
“Rather the failure was caused by the growth in the number of servers in our datacenters.”
The Roblox team was slow to acknowledge the problem, with gamers relying on unofficial Twitter accounts for their updates.
Roblox Status is one such account which we kept tabs on during the unexpected downtime.
Thanks to constant monitoring and instant Roblox updates, its follower count skyrocketed from 4k before the game went down to its current 48.6k followers.
Baszucki explains that recovery took so long because of “difficulty in diagnosing the actual bug”.
Roblox experiences have also been affected, leaving players of games like Adopt Me! worried that their daily login steaks will be affected.
For now though, the servers are up and running, and players can check social media for Roblox experience updates.
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