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Discord and other sites are down worldwide due to issues with Cloudfare (update)

Discord Dead
Discord Dead (Image credit: Windows Central)

Popular chat program Discord is down for many worldwide, with random connectivity issues spawning this evening.

Update July 17, 2020: Discord seems to slowly be coming back online, since we're able to now connect (based in the UK). Keep trying and it should be back fully soon. The issues do seem tied to Cloudfare, rather than Discord itself.

Attempting to connect to the program simply creates a spinning connectivity icon, with no end in sight. The official Discord Twitter page provided an update, saying that its engineers are on the case.

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It seems that we're seeing some issues on the site at our end too, and other sites around the internet, which may indicate that it may be an issue with Cloudfare, which we've seen happen in the past with Discord and other services.

We'll update here when we have more information about what it going on, and when it should come back online.

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Jez Corden
Jez Corden

Jez Corden is a Senior Editor for Windows Central, focusing primarily on all things Xbox and gaming. Jez is known for breaking exclusive news and analysis as relates to the Microsoft ecosystem while being powered by caffeine. Follow on Twitter @JezCorden and listen to his Xbox Two podcast, all about, you guessed it, Xbox!

3 Comments
  • DDoS from China? It's funny that since the UK announced it's removing ALL Huawei equipment from the network infrastructure, there's been a WhatsApp outage, a major Twitter hack and now Cloudfare outage. All in just 4 days...
  • If it is, they just made it worse for them.
  • So much for using the internet to keep in contact. i have just started to use Discord as well.