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Roblox hits new concurrent user milestone but immediately crashes

Roblox has reached a new high in terms of concurrent users, but couldn't handle the strain and quickly became unstable for players.
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While Roblox’s stock continues to meander around the 30s, it appears the platform itself in terms of player base is still growing. On January 28th, 2023, Roblox reached a new unofficial milestone by hosting over 8,650,000 million concurrent users at one time as recorded by the site RoMonitor. Unfortunately for the platform, they couldn’t really handle the load. Soon after peaking, players started receiving 529 error codes and could not enter into games.

Roblox has unfortunately been making a habit of breaking under the weight of player surges on Saturdays and Sundays, when users are out of school and work. This is also typically the days when developers of games on the platform launch major updates, which contributes to the strain. Pet Simulator X, one of the most popular of the experiences, is often “blamed” for this occurrence. However, it should be noted that it is purely on Roblox to keep the platform running and not on the shoulders of the developers of the games.

RoMonitor, which unofficially tracks the stats of the platform, recorded this benchmark prior to the crash. According to the site, this is the largest amount of concurrent users on Roblox in the last year.

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While Roblox continues to break records, they will need to see if they can upgrade their infrastructure to handle the load in the future. It is obviously never a good thing for users to not be able to access the platform, because there’s always a chance they’ll look elsewhere for entertainment and find it. For now, however, it seems that players are willing to wait it out as they show up every weekend in droves.

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