AWS Outage Knocks Out Some Games

Oh and Amazon’s stuff too.

The great part of interconnected cloud servers is that instead of the olden days when a single service might go offline for an extended period, now Amazon’s servers can knock out a whole variety of services at the same time. Amazon’s biggest hub has been experiencing some problems today, that being US East-1, and it’s taking some game services down with it. And other services.

Everything using AWS services from New World to PUBG, Riot’s games, Destiny 2, and more are experiencing either some form of server congestion or straight downtime. So if you’re trying to get online in Ubisoft’s servers, or Fortnite, The Epic Game Store, or noticing that Amazon’s store or services won’t load, that Disney+ isn’t serving you the latest episode of Hawkeye, or some other random mishmash of online streaming or gaming isn’t quite working, you can probably blame AWS having problems.

Fortunately for those of you living off the US east coast, you still get to participate. This is because according to Amazon’s server status page, the US East-1 hosts the global console landing page.

 We are experiencing API and console issues in the US-EAST-1 Region. We have identified root cause and we are actively working towards recovery. This issue is affecting the global console landing page, which is also hosted in US-EAST-1. Customers may be able to access region-specific consoles going to So, to access the US-WEST-2 console, try

Isn’t cloud technology grand?

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