The popular game application and platform Roblox has been shut down since Friday night. Although initially there were some speculations about external attacks, the company confirmed that the interruption was due to internal issues and is performing necessary maintenance work to keep Roblox up and running. And run it again. The company posted a message on Twitter on Friday night, acknowledging the interruption, and earlier Saturday confirmed that the interruption was not related to any particular experience or partnership on the platform.

Why Roblox must do this tweet This clarification is because some players began to speculate that the power outage was related to the partnership between Roblox and the popular American food chain Chipotle. As part of the Halloween event in the game, the chain gave away $1 million ( less than Rs 7.5 crore) worth of free burritos on Roblox, which went live before Roblox was interrupted.

On Sunday, Roblox was still down. The company announced that it has identified the root cause and is working to fix it as soon as possible. “We are performing the necessary engineering and maintenance work to get Roblox back into operation as soon as possible,” Roblox Tweet.

According to Roblox’s status page, the service is still facing a “main player drop” interruption, although the latest update that it has identified the problem.

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What is Roblox?

Roblox is a huge global platform (according to Statista, Roblox had 4.2 users in the second quarter of 2021), many of these users are children and teenagers. Although it is a large platform that everyone under 18 may be familiar with, it is sometimes overlooked compared to more well-known games such as Fortnite or PUBG Mobile. According to a recent report by Sensor Tower, Roblox ranks fifth in global consumer spending on the App Store.

Roblox is not so much a game as a platform that allows users to create their own games and explore games made by others. This means Roblox Yes keep changing. Users are constantly creating new experiences, and these experiences can also be monetized with an in-game currency called Robux.

Developers can create entire games and them through Robux, which can be withdrawn with real money (as long as they have more than 100,000 Roux in their account). Therefore, there is a thriving ecosystem around Roblox, from developers creating highly detailed experiences to kids creating party rooms for friends.

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