Steam is down and gamers are not happy as PC servers struggle to cope

The unofficial @SteamStatus Twitter account has noted that both the Steam Store and Steam Community pages are both down.

A tweet from the Steam server monitor reads: “Seeing minor #Steam connection manager servers downtime (at least 42% down).”

And a cursory look at the official website doesn't make for good reading with a multitude of games and services displaying as either offline or 'HTTP Error 503'.

This includes the likes of CSGO, DOTA 2, Artifact and more displaying issues.

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Original Story Follows – Steam users are facing a frustrating afternoon ahead with reports coming in that the steam store is offline and not working.

The popular online gaming platform appears to be having issues which started at around 4.30pm BST this afternoon with gamers still unable to log in to their accounts at the time of writing.

Independent outage monitor Down Detector has received a surge of Steam down reports with the majority of issues relating to connection problems and "error 503" issues.

The Down Detector outage map says the Steam down issues are mainly hitting users in the UK, Europe and parts of the US.

So, everywhere, pretty much.

Down Detector has also seen a peak of 5,000 'Steam down' reports across the world from users and it appears to be rising.

There's currently no word on what is causing the issues or when they will be fixed.

However, Steam users have taken to social media to complain of the issues (or make light of the network issues).

"Dammit #steam why do you have to be down during UK office hours so I can't procrastinate in the office," one user joked on Twitter.

"Steam is acting up, one moment can't log in then you can but things are not working like workshops and games that require connections to the service," another added.

Whilst a third user said: "For me its just not loading the client at all, it prompted the could connect to steam network error message, then it just noped outta there."

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