Update 2:19pm PT: According to Discord’s status page, rate limits on the chat service have been fully removed, meaning Discord should be operating normally.
The company also says it will be investigating exactly what caused the nearly two-hour outage, and the official Twitter account is continuing to respond to users who might still be experiencing issues.
Original Story: The world’s favorite gaming community messaging app, Discord, is down. Currently, users are unable to communicate with each other through the service and will have to wait until the company fixes the issue.
You can check out the status of Discord on IGN’s sister site Down Detector. The site shows that issues started appearing about an hour earlier until almost all of its users experienced them.
We are currently investigating a widespread API outage and are working to resolve this ASAP. More details on our status page: https://t.co/rq97JXB3gV pic.twitter.com/6tRWTf7QqM
— Discord (@discord) January 26, 2022
According to Discord and its status page, it is investigating a widespread API outage that started around 11:49 AM PT today. About 15 minutes later at 12:30 PM PT, Discord identified the underlying issue with the API outage, though service remains spotty.
Discord has since instituted a rate limit on logins in order to manage the traffic load. Users who are already logged in are able to successfully use Discord now. The company will slowly raise the limits here to allow more users at a steady pace.
George Yang is a freelance writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @yinyangfooey