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Discord, Valorant Briefly Go Offline Following Cloudflare Network Issue

Discord and Riot Games services appear to be part of a reported Cloudflare server outage that’s taken down a number of websites and applications Friday afternoon.

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“Users are currently having trouble disconnecting to Discord due to an upstream internet issue,” Discord tweeted from its official account. “We’ve got all engineers on deck investigating the issue.”

The incident began around 2:30 p.m. PT, with sites across the internet dropping offline for some users.

“The issue has been identified and a fix is being implemented,” Cloudflare wrote about 15 minutes after the outage began.

Discord, Patreon, and other major websites and services were reportedly knocked down by the outage.

According to Downdetector, users were also reporting issues with DoorDash, League of Legends, Postmates, Shopify, and even Google in connection with the Cloudflare outage.

According to Cloudflare, the outage affected its data centers in the United States and parts of western Europe. The company has more than 180 data centers worldwide and says more than 16 million internet properties use the platform.

Last year, Cloudflare experienced a roughly 30-minute outage that brought down sites around the world.

According to the Cloudflare’s System Status page, the web services provider was suffering “network and resolver issues.”

“This afternoon we saw an outage across some parts of our network,” Cloudflare told Digital Trends in a statement. “It was not as a result of an attack. It appears a router on our global backbone announced bad routes and caused some portions of the network to not be available. We believe we have addressed the root cause and are monitoring systems for stability now.”

Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince said that the issue was traced back to problems with a router in Atlanta.

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