Around 11 PM on Friday, the Roblox service went down and didn’t get back up for about 24 hours. Over this past weekend, the widely popular gaming app and platform Roblox went offline. A company representative confirmed that there was an internal issue that caused the outage and that the team is doing their best to set things right and get the community back to playing games as soon as possible!
The reason that Roblox had to tweet a clarification was because some players started to speculate that the outage had something to do with a partnership that Roblox had entered into with the popular American fast-food chain, Chipotle. The chain is giving away $1 million (just under Rs. 7.5 crore) worth of free food on Roblox as part of an event in the game, which went live just before the Roblox outage.
The Roblox platform is still down and this has not changed since the previous update that was tweeted about by the company. This time around, the company has not yet revealed what the underlying issue is nor have they given a timetable as to when it can be expected to be fixed.
All we know for sure is that engineers are working on a solution as soon as possible so we hope everything will go according to plan.
According to Roblox’s Status page, the service is currently experiencing downtime with a “Major Player Drop”, although the latest update says that they have identified the issue.
What is Roblox…?
Roblox is a massive global platform (43.2 million users according to Statista) and yet many of these users being children and teenagers. Despite having such a large user base, Roblox sometimes flies under the radar when compared to other games such as Fortnite or PUBG Mobile, for example. Of course it’s difficult not to notice the top slots on mobile charts for revenue but according to Sensor Tower’s recent report, Roblox was number five in consumer spending worldwide on the App Store, fourth in both Japan and Korea where there are less known titles dominating the top ten lists .
This information could signal that popular games might not stay atop of download charts indefinitely – while Roblox might not be competing with the likes of Fortnite or PUBG Mobile in terms of popularity, it is making up for it with other factors , right?
Roblox is more than just a game. It allows users to design their own games and play ones that others have made. As such, what Roblox is never stops changing, since the masterfully crafted experiences by users continue to emerge and be improved upon. These can also be transformed into tangible rewards for players if they’ve gained enough prestige through these virtual adventures.
Developers can build entire games which they can monetise through their own Robux currency. This means that developers are rewarded for their hard work by earning real money via the sale of their in-game work on the marketplace. As a result, there is also a thriving community behind this ecosystem of Robloxians who are producing some exceptional content while some users are simply building simpler things like birthday room layouts for example.
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