A massive outage has caused several major services to go offline — the list includes popular gaming platforms Steam and the PlayStation Network, as well as Call of Duty, Warframe, Airbnb, EA (including FIFA), McDonalds, and more.
This is reported through Downdetector, which records spikes in outages for these platforms and more.
Members of the TechRadar team have verified that Steam is not available, that PlayStation network services are not available, and that Airbnb does not let you search for properties.
Many services are not available on PlayStation, including Now, Video, online gaming, the app, downloads, social aspects, in-store purchases, and more. Sony Direct is also reportedly unavailable.
On Downdetector, Fortnite is reported to have a spike in outages, but the number of notifications is noticeably lower than some of the aforementioned services – it’s likely that outages are regional and not global.
However, McDonalds appears unaffected in our testing – the outage may not affect all services for all websites. Also, some Steam users are said to be able to access games, although the Steam app and website itself don’t work.
Many US sites such as FedEx, UPS, Home Depot, Fidelity, Southwest Airlines, USAA, Newegg, US Bank, Discover, AT&T, Costco and Delta are affected by the outage.
Many other UK services are reportedly unavailable such as HSBC, John Lewis, Sky Bet, Waitrose, Halifax, TSB Bank, Lloyds Bank and Barclays – that’s a list of many online banks, which could be worrying for some.
Amazon Web Services is also reportedly down, which could affect websites using the service. Other services reportedly unavailable include UPS, Nvidia, Now TV, the Epic Games Store, and Warframe.
These systems reportedly all use the Akamai Cloud Delivery Network, which appears to be suffering from outages at the moment. There is currently no clear word on when these will return.
This is a groundbreaking story, and we will update it as more information is provided or surfaced.