On Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022, at around 4pm CT, Roblox began experiencing a global server outage. Because of this, players around the world have lost access to Roblox’s website, mobile app, and Xbox app, with no surefire explanation as to why. At the time of this article’s publication, Roblox is working hard to find the cause of the disruption and bring its global servers back online. In the meantime, we’ve detailed some of the possible causes of this outage in the guide below.

Why is Roblox down?

Error Code: 503

A 503 Service Unavailable Error typically occurs when the site you’re trying to reach is unable to complete your transfer request or, in other words, can’t successfully lead you to where you want to go. This can happen for multiple reasons, but the most common instances are either the website is receiving too many users attempting to access it at one time, or it’s been taken down by the site admins for maintenance. In the case of Roblox, considering the platform’s massive popularity, either of these possibilities could be causing the 503 Error.

More often than not, this error is not fixable by the user, meaning that it’s just a waiting game until Roblox gets things up and running.

400 Bad Request Error

To put it simply, a Bad Request error appears when a user is trying to access a Roblox page and the Roblox servers read the request as invalid or incorrect. Because of this, the request fails. This error often appears because the content that you’re trying to reach no longer exists, meaning there’s no valid or correct page to access.

In some cases, however, the Roblox servers experience an issue that causes all requests to be read incorrectly. When this happens, every page that a user attempts to access is falsely labeled as invalid and is no longer accessible. Unfortunately, only Roblox can fix this issue—there’s nothing that can be done from a user perspective to help the situation.

Error Code: 529

Whether you run into “An http error has occurred. Close the client and try again. (Error code: 529)” or “We are experiencing technical difficulties. Please try again later. (Error code: 529),” a 529 error typically relates to the status of Roblox itself, not the individual user. This means that, oftentimes, the issue is much more widespread and is affecting more than just your device—players around the globe are likely running into the same issue. To put it simply, a 529 error normally means that the Roblox servers are running slower than usual or are completely down.

Typically, this type of error can unfortunately not be fixed by the user—instead, your best bet is to regularly check the Roblox status page, which monitors statuses across the entirety of Roblox and updates accordingly when issues occur. There are cases, however, where this error comes to you as a glitch. If you believe that your internet connection is causing the 529 error, we’d suggest disconnecting and reconnecting to your wifi and then restarting your router. You could also try logging out of Roblox, waiting a bit of time, and then logging back in.

Error Code: 524

Similar to the other error codes in this guide, a 524 error code often cannot be fixed by the user, and must instead be fixed by Roblox itself. Typically, players run into 524 errors when the site is down for scheduled maintenance, but it can also occur due to unscheduled down time as well, such as a server crash. This error can also appear when players attempt to join an experience that they’re blocked from, such as a non-VIP user attempting to join a VIP-blocked experience.

When will Roblox be back up?

This question is unanswerable at the moment, however, according to the official Roblox server status page, progress is currently being made to fix the issue. Within 30 minutes, the outage was taken from global to individual users, so we should be seeing a total fix within the next few hours at most. Considering the chaos that ensued during October’s massive outage, Roblox is likely extremely prepared to handle any kind of server issues moving forward, including this one.

Looking for something else to play while Roblox is down? Check out our guide on the best games to play while Roblox is down!

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