Twitter, Discord, Call of Duty, Roblox and others DOWN in bizarre mass outage

A BIZARRE mass online outage has knocked services including Twitter, Discord and Call of Duty offline.

The disruption has also affected Betfair, Wikipedia, Roblox, the PlayStation network and BBC iPlayer, according to outage tracker DownDetector.

Problems began around 3:30pm GMT (11:30am ET) on Tuesday.

Users of the affected sites report on DownDetector that they cannot load web pages.

While many are reporting outages, they don't appear to be widespread, meaning the sites may still load for some people.

It's unclear what's causing the issue, which has hit dozens of major websites.

Typically big outages across unconnected sites are the result of problems with a major server provider, such as Amazon Web Services.

Here is a list of some of the big services affected, according to DownDetector:

  • AOL
  • BBC iPlayer
  • Betfair
  • BT
  • Call of Duty online
  • EA
  • Facebook
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Origin
  • PlayStation Network
  • Roblox
  • Sky Bet
  • Tumblr
  • WhatsApp
  • Wikipedia
  • Xbox Live

The news follows issues suffered by Android users today with apps such as Gmail, Google Pay, Yahoo Mail and Google.

Apps on Samsung mobiles have reportedly been crashing and not opening since early this morning, with no fix in sight yet.

More to follow…

In other news, Twitter boss Jack Dorsey on Monday sold his first-ever tweet for more than $2.9million (£2.09million).

Elon Musk says Bitcoin is now better than real cash.

The PayPal founder's fortune soared $15billion in a DAY in November due to the skyrocketing price of Tesla stock.

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