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Major AWS outage brings down Twitch, DoorDash, and PSN — now back up

Close up of AWS sign at their offices in SOMA district
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Update: As of now, it seems that both AWS servers are back up and running. Websites like Twitch, Netflix and PlayStation Network are up on our end. 

A major Amazon Web Services, or AWS, outage was affecting some of the largest websites and services on the internet, including Twitch, PlayStation Network, Doordash, League of Legends and more. The outage now seems to be over.

Per Amazon's AWS Service Health Dashboard (opens in new tab) website, internet connectivity is currently affecting the western United States, specifically its servers in Oregon and northern California. 

At the moment, Amazon has acknowledged the issue and seems to have restored connectivity to both servers.

US-WEST-1, which encompasses northern California, is fully operational again. Amazon engineers are saying that connectivity within this region was not affected in the first place. So really, it seems that most issues stem from US-WEST-2, which is Oregon. Even then, it seems that US-WEST-2 is also back up and operational.

Below, we have pasted the current updates listed on the dashboard:

US-WEST-1: Northern California; US-WEST-2: Oregon

8:14 AM PST We have resolved the issue affecting Internet connectivity to the US-WEST-2 Region. Connectivity within the region was not affected by this event. The issue has been resolved and the service is operating normally.

8:10 AM PST We have resolved the issue affecting Internet connectivity to the US-WEST-1 Region. Connectivity within the region was not affected by this event. The issue has been resolved and the service is operating normally.

8:01 AM PST We have identified the root cause of the Internet connectivity to the US-WEST-1 Region and have taken steps to restore connectivity. We have seen some improvement to Internet connectivity in the last few minutes but continue to work towards full recovery. (Same message was posted for US-WEST-2)

7:52 AM PST We are investigating Internet connectivity issues to the US-WEST-1 Region.

7:42 AM PST We are investigating Internet connectivity issues to the US-WEST-2 Region.

Given that this outage seems to not be as widespread as the one from Tuesday, Dec. 7 (opens in new tab), it may not affect as many sites and services. And this outage might be more regional, so it may affect users differently based on location. Either way, below is a list of the major websites and services affected as shown on Down Detector (opens in new tab):

  • Doordash
  • Twitch
  • PlayStation Network
  • Hulu
  • Clash Royale
  • Apex Legends
  • League of Legends
  • Duo
  • Amazon
  • Valorant
  • Slack
  • Funimation
  • Zoom
  • Okta
  • Netflix
  • Crunchyroll
  • Call of Duty
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We will continue updating this story if new developments occur.

Imad Khan
Imad Khan

Imad is currently Senior Google and Internet Culture reporter for CNET, but until recently was News Editor at Tom's Guide. Hailing from Texas, Imad started his journalism career in 2013 and has amassed bylines with the New York Times, the Washington Post, ESPN, Wired and Men's Health Magazine, among others. Outside of work, you can find him sitting blankly in front of a Word document trying desperately to write the first pages of a new book.