Roblox Down on May 4th – “Noob” Avatars Showing in Games

While Roblox has managed to avoid server issues for the last few weeks, it looks like the platform is having some issues with loading avatars.
Roblox Noob Avatar
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On May 4th, 2023, Roblox started to experience loading issues and players who enter experiences are not dressed in their custom avatar items. Characters in game are mostly appearing as “noob” or “default”, with the standard yellow body, blue shirt, and green pants. It’s unclear what is causing the issue, but for now it’s best to wait to until it clears up before engaging in any type of purchases that might get messed up due to technical issues.

Update (1:30pm PT): Looks like players are now being kicked from experiences. The Roblox Status page mentions that they are still looking to resolve issues with the Avatar service.

Update (9:30am PT): It appears the issue is primarily to do with the Avatar service. Roblox developers are currently aware of the issue, according to the Roblox Status Page, and are working to “remediate” the issue.

Roblox Noob Avatars
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Do not be concerned that you might have lost your cosmetic items for your character. This is very likely just a temporary issue that will be cleared up soon. You should still have all of your items, they just won’t appear properly when you load into an experience!

When Roblox is experiencing issues, it is always best to just not play any game where you are concerned about information being saved. You will also want to avoid spending any Robux, just in case something happens with your transaction. If you must play during issues, play something just for fun!

If you want to stay updated on what’s going on with Roblox, just keep an eye on the Roblox Status page which gets updated whenever there’s an issue with the platform. This is always a good place to check first if you’re having problems accessing Roblox!

Shaun Savage

Shaun Savage

Shaun Savage is the founder and editor-in-chief of Try Hard Guides. He has been covering and writing about video games for over 9 years. He is a 2013 graduate of the Academy of Art University with an A.A. in Web Design and New Media. In his off-time, he enjoys playing video games, watching bad movies, and spending time with his family.

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  1. Idkwhaticantypehere

    Dude thank you helpfull i didn’t know what hapening and started panic

    1. Shaun Savage (Admin)

      No problem!

  2. Spoony bobby

    did they shut down games because every time I try to join a game it immediately kicks me “due to unexcepted client behavior”?

    1. Shaun Savage (Admin)

      Looks like that was a bug. It should be resolved now I believe.

  3. katsel

    Exactly a minute before it all started to happen i bought robux and it took me time to get in a game, Catalog Avatar and i spent all my roux there, now ive been waiting to finally costumize my new avatar, i hope it’s fixed soon!

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  5. William

    can i lose my robux or some things

    1. Shaun Savage (Admin)

      No, you should be fine. I just recommend not spending any Robux while Roblox is having issues.

  6. danz

    damn i thought this was just a problem with my computer but guess not