Multiple services using CloudFlare internet services have suddenly crashed at the same time today, booting players from games, chat services, and preventing them from using some websites entirely.
This includes Discord, StreamLabs, and all of Riot Games’ servers for League of Legends and VALORANT.
This outage isn’t just affecting the gaming space, either. Other services, such as DoorDash, Postmates, Patreon, and more, are also being affected. Most people trying to use any of those websites have been signed out or are experiencing various errors when trying to load a page.
League, VALORANT, and FIFA players were all kicked from online portions of the game when the issues started popping up. Many players were also signed out of their accounts.
Update July 17 5:26pm CT: Cloudflare added an update on its status website, saying it did not experience an attack. The company said its services went down because “a router on [its] global backbone announced bad routes and caused some portions of the network to not be available.” Cloudflare said it believes it has addressed the issues and are “monitoring systems for stability now.”