Discord was down due to server outage, users were unable to log in (Update)

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What you need to know

  • Discord servers are currently down, locking out users from their accounts.
  • The issue seems to be affecting both the desktop and web versions.
  • Discord has acknowledged the issue and is currently investigating the matter and working on a fix. 
  • Update September 29, 2023 at 11:15 AM ET: The outage appears to be over and Discord is working normally.

Update September 29, 2023 at 11:15 AM ET: Outage reports on DownDetector have dropped and the Discord Status page states that all systems are operational. Discord appears to be up and running as usual.

All seems not to be well over at Discord this morning, after multiple users took to social media platforms to express their frustrations of not being able to access the application. 

To this end, it's not yet clear what is the root cause of the issue, but a user of X (formerly Twitter) shared that the issue might be Cloudflare-related, as the service is currently undergoing maintenance, which is restricting users from accessing the platform both on the web and desktop versions. 

Multiple users have indicated receiving the following pop-up message each time they try to access the platform: "Sorry, you have been blocked." Reports flagging the issue continue to flood DownDetector, with speculations indicating that this could be a server connection issue. 

Discord has since issued a statement acknowledging the issue via its support account on X, and further citing that it is currently investigating the situation.

This is a developing story, and we will update this post with more information once more updates become available.

Is Discord down for you? Let us know in the comments below.

Kevin Okemwa

Kevin Okemwa is a seasoned tech journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya with lots of experience covering the latest trends and developments in the industry at Windows Central. With a passion for innovation and a keen eye for detail, he has written for leading publications such as OnMSFT, MakeUseOf, and Windows Report, providing insightful analysis and breaking news on everything revolving around the Microsoft ecosystem. You'll also catch him occasionally contributing at iMore about Apple and AI. While AFK and not busy following the ever-emerging trends in tech, you can find him exploring the world or listening to music.