Mass outages have led to several major services going offline – the list includes popular gaming platforms Steam and PlayStation Network, as well as Call of Duty, Warframe, Airbnb, EA (including FIFA), McDonalds and more.
This is reported via Downdetector, which detects spikes in power outages for these platforms and more.
TechRadar team members have been able to confirm that Steam is down, PlayStation network services are unavailable, and Airbnb does not allow you to search for properties.
On PlayStation, many services are down, including Now, Video, online games, the app, downloads, social aspects, in-store purchases and more. It is also reported that Sony Direct is down.
On Downdetector, Fornite is reportedly increasing in power outages, but the number of reports is noticeably lower than some of the services mentioned ̵
However, McDonalds seems unaffected in our testing – it is possible that the outage does not completely affect services for all sites. Some Steam users also reportedly have access to games, even though the Steam app and the site itself seem down.
Many US websites such as FedEx, UPS, Home Depot, Fidelity, Southwest Airlines, USAA, Newegg, US Bank, Discover, AT&T, Costco and Delta are suffering from the power outage.
Many other UK services are reportedly down such as HSBC, John Lewis, Sky Bet, Waitrose, Halifax, TSB Bank, Lloyds Bank and Barclays – it is a list of many online banks, which can be worrying for some.
Amazon Web Services is reportedly down as well, which could affect websites that use the service. Other services that are said to be down include UPS, Nvidia, Now TV, Epic Games Store and Warframe.
These systems reportedly use the Akamai Cloud Delivery Network, which appears to be suffering from outbreaks right now. 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 comes to the surface.