Nov 1, 2021 - Technology

Roblox back online after 3-day outage

The Roblox logo with a phone having the app open

Roblox logo seen displayed on a smartphone with a Roblox logo in the background. Photo: Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Roblox was back online Sunday night following an outage that stretched over three days.

Why it matters: By virtue of Roblox's success, an outage on its service not only affects the virtual world startup but all of the creators who have come to depend on the company, too.

Yes, but: Roblox has said it "will implement a policy to make our creator community economically whole as a result of this outage," with more details to come soon. Roblox also said it doesn't believe any user data was lost.

What they're saying: CEO David Baszucki apologized for the length of the outage on Sunday.

  • "A core system in our infrastructure became overwhelmed, prompted by a subtle bug in our backend service communications while under heavy load," Baszucki said.
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