Steam, PSN, Fortnite, online banking and other services are down right now

A massive outage has caused many major services to go offline – the list includes popular gaming platforms Steam and PlayStation Network as well as Call of Duty, Warframe, Airbnb, EA (including FIFA), McDonald’s and more. Huh.

This is reported through a downdetector, which records spikes in outages for these platforms and others.

Nerdshala team members have been able to verify that Steam is down, PlayStation Network services are unavailable and Airbnb won’t let you search for properties.

On PlayStation Now, a number of services are closed, including video, online gaming, apps, downloads, social aspects, in-store purchases and more. There is also news of Sony Direct going down.

On DownDetector, Fornite is reportedly on the rise in outages, although the reported numbers are significantly lower than some of the services above – it’s likely that the outages are region-based, not global.

However, McDonald’s seems unaffected in our testing – it’s possible that the outage may not completely affect services for all websites. In addition, some Steam users are reportedly able to access the game, although the Steam app and website itself are down.

Many US sites like FedEx, UPS, Home Depot, Fidelity, Southwest Airlines, USAA, Newegg, US Bank, Discover, AT&T, Costco and Delta have been plagued by outages.

Several other UK services such as HSBC, John Lewis, Sky Bet, Waitrose, Halifax, TSB Bank, Lloyds Bank and Barclays are reportedly down – this is a list of several online banks, which may be worrying for some.

Amazon Web Services has reportedly also been down, which could affect websites that use the service. Other services said to be down include UPS, Nvidia, Now TV, Epic Games Store and Warframe.

All these systems reportedly use the Akamai cloud delivery network, which is currently being stalled. There is no clear word on when they will return.

This is a breaking story, and we will update it as more information is provided or revealed.

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