Steam Has Suffered A Widespread Service Disturbance
As of when we’re writing this post, Steam has apparently suffered an extensive service disturbance that has actually taken down the service. Reports started striking social networks around 12pm EST that individuals were losing connections to multiplayer matches and that video games were not loading properly to online networks from titles like Rocket League, CS: GO, and Dota 2. By 1pm EST, it was verified through several posts along with websites like Down Detector that the service has suffered some kind of failure. The majority of people receiving a message the minute they load the program stating “Might not link to the Steam network.”
Usually in situations like this, whenever there appears to be some sort of network error, we generally refer to whatever the support social networks page is for that company. But given that Valve does not have one and the official Steam one hasn’t been used in over 3 years, it’s type of hard for us to get any type of confirmation about what’s occurring at the moment. In reality, Steam’s main Twitter hasn’t posted a message in 3 days, so if you didn’t launch the program today you would not know there was a concern.
This might be about a dozen different things, but until the business actually sends a message, everything we write after this is generally uncertainty. We do know, however, based on other individuals’s social media is that while it is widespread, it is not a total outage of their service as others are still able to connect and play video games. But depending on where you remain in the world it’s either just alright or running badly. Hopefully, we’ll get some type of notice from the company on Twitter and we’ll upgrade you as this develops. Likewise, if any of the staff members from Valve are reading, could you please start utilizing the @Steam_Support account on Twitter once again?