Twitch, Apex and League of Legends down in yet another AWS outage

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Twitch along with other games and services are currently experiencing issues as Amazon Web Services goes down for the second time (opens in new tab) in just over a week.

DownDetector is showing issues across the streaming site, with problems ranging from being unable to use on-stream chat to the website failing to load altogether. It also appeared to have affected PlayStation Network, Apex Legends, League of Legends, Halo and Valorant—you can check the full list of outages in the gaming and non-gaming varieties on DownDetector. (opens in new tab) The outage seems to be intermittent right now—while I could initially access Twitch and watch a stream, a second attempt greeted me with nothing but a black screen.

According to the AWS status (opens in new tab) page, the cloud computing giant is currently experiencing issues with its US-WEST-1 and US-WEST-2 servers in North California and Oregon. No word from Amazon on what's happening or when it'll get fixed yet. Twitch has acknowledged that its currently experiencing issues, tweeting (opens in new tab): "We are aware of several issues affecting Twitch services. Our team is aware and hard at work fixing them—we'll continue to update you, here."

This is the second time in eight days that AWS has crapped out—earlier this month saw countless games and services go down when Amazon faced issues with its US-EAST-1 region.

Mollie Taylor
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Mollie's been gaming as early as she could clutch a controller or mouse in her tiny little hands. The main games she remembers playing are Killer Instinct, Toontown and Audition Online, which still perfectly capture her gaming personality two decades later. She joined PC Gamer in 2020, poking around the weird and wonderful corners of the internet for news. She can probably be found AFKing in Limsa Lominsa for hours on end, using that expertise to write neat things about Final Fantasy 14. When she's not staring at her bunny girl, she can be found sweating out rhythm games, fighters or playing through a JRPG for the fifth time.