Fortnite, Call of Duty, GTA Online, Dead by Daylight, and more servers down after major internet outage
A major internet power-off is affecting many games. Fortnite, Call of Duty, GTA Online, Dead by Daylight, Warframe, Rainbow Six Siege, etc. all stopped working due to an issue with one or more Content Delivery Networks. We’ve seen reports of AWS, Cloudflare, and Akamai all experiencing issues, and these three services help power a large portion of the Internet.
Why are Fortnite, Call of Duty, GTA Online and other games not working?
When the AWS, Cloudflare, and Akamai servers went down, much of the Internet had to go back to local servers. This means that users may find some websites running slower than usual but still loading. However, many games run their servers directly from the CDN, so when they crash, the game stops working.
We still don’t know what the problem with these CDNs is. Usually, just one of them going down will cause significant problems, but many large websites have fallen into chaos with many services crashing.
Since there are so many moving parts for Fortnite, Call of Duty, GTA Online, Dead by Daylight, Warframe, Rainbow Six Siege, and other games that are currently on hiatus, there’s no news on when they’ll return. Sometimes these CDN outages are fixed very quickly, while other times it can take a better amount of a day before they come back online. Until we know the cause of the problems, there is no way to know for sure what an ETA service restore will look like.
In addition, these issues are not regional. Users are reporting server outages for these games worldwide. This indicates that this outage is a more serious problem than the usual ones localized to specific regions. Hopefully we’ll see these servers up again sooner rather than later, but you should make other plans for today.
https://www.gamerevolution.com/news/688140-fortnite-call-of-duty-gta-online-dead-by-daylight-and-more-servers-down-after-major-internet-outage | Fortnite, Call of Duty, GTA Online, Dead by Daylight, and more servers down after major internet outage