Discord, the popular instant messaging service, is currently experiencing a widespread outage that has left many users unable to access the platform. The company has confirmed that the issue is being caused by “unusual traffic spikes.” The problems started at approximately 6 AM ET/3 AM PT and are still ongoing.
Discord is grappling with a widespread outage caused by “unusual traffic spikes.” Users are unable to log in and access messages, while others are facing temporary blocks. The issues are possibly connected to Cloudflare’s ongoing difficulties. Discord is actively working to resolve the problem and restore normal service.
Technical Difficulties and User Frustrations
According to Discord’s status page, the platform’s servers are being overwhelmed by the influx of traffic, resulting in temporary blocks for users. The company is actively working to resolve the issue and mitigate the impact on users. However, many individuals have taken to social media to express their frustrations, sharing screenshots of error messages that display a “Sorry, you have been blocked” notification. Even those who manage to log into the service are reporting an inability to view their messages.
Possible Ties to Cloudflare
It appears that these disruptions may be related to ongoing difficulties faced by Cloudflare, a popular internet infrastructure provider. Cloudflare is currently experiencing problems with its Dashboard and API service, as well as undergoing scheduled maintenance. As a result, Discord’s ability to function smoothly is being hampered.
This is a developing story, and updates are expected as the situation progresses. Discord users are advised to monitor the company’s status page and official social media channels for the latest information on the outage.