Amazon Web Services, the online retailer’s massive server infrastructure, went down Tuesday, affecting thousands of its customers and causing internet-wide outages. Not only are Amazon’s own websites, like Prime Video and its online store, experiencing disruptions, many online video games and streaming services are also experiencing problems.
Disney and Riot Games have both seen their sign-in services completely phased out since the AWS shutdown. Players using Riot’s game client are logged out and cannot log back in, preventing access to developers’ games like League of Legends and Valuable substance. Games like PUBG: Battlegrounds also seems to have been affected by the power outage.
Fortunately, it seems that not everything that uses AWS is completely useless. We were able to participate in a match of Fortnite, although there is some noticeable lag, it is not clear if it is related to AWS. Some games are still under control, but because so many companies use Amazon’s servers, the chances of something being affected are pretty high.
Based on Amazon AWS Status Page, most of these issues are related to servers and controllers in its US-EAST-1 region, though it’s unclear how much of an impact that would have. The status page also has a Update from the company that indicates they are looking at an increasing number of bugs and are working on a recovery.
This story will be updated as more details become available.
https://www.polygon.com/22822402/aws-outage-today-games-offline-disney-plus-lol-league AWS outage causes major problems with game login