[July 20, 2022: OSRS down] Today's outages: OSRS (Old School RuneScape); HSBC app, Barclays online banking, & Barclaycard app down

This story is being continuously updated…. New updates are being added at the bottom…..

Original story (from Feb 28, 2019) follows:

HSBC issues in UK

Looks like HSBC users in the UK are having issues accessing the bank’s app. Reports are pouring in social media that the HSBC app is down, with some complainants even reporting problems with online banking.

Here are some reports:

https://twitter.com/EnstoneToke/status/1101010090335834112
https://twitter.com/madforshares/status/1101009938934104064
https://twitter.com/Facehur/status/1101009894923210753

For it’s part, the bank hasn’t said anything, not at least through its social media channels. But we’re keeping a close watch, and will continuously update this story with more information.

Update 1

Fresh reports suggest the app is back up now:

Developing…

Tweakbox app revoked

Popular third party app installer and iOS jailbreak alternative TweakBox is acting glitchy for second time today. Earlier today, the official Tweakbox Twitter handle confirmed the problem but fixed a couple of hours later:

https://twitter.com/TweakBoxApp/status/1100963513130983425
https://twitter.com/TweakBoxApp/status/1100971102883450880

But looks the issue has erupted once again as users are taking to social media platforms like Twitter to complain problems like apps (such as Spotify++) not installing and revoked access.

https://twitter.com/bmxgrinder/status/1101017105930031109
https://twitter.com/jvck_kxnt/status/1101017548156473344
https://twitter.com/TherealTrippleJ/status/1101016703151030277
https://twitter.com/SpencerPLake1/status/1101016695970226176
https://twitter.com/Rogelio44573776/status/1101016340922544128
https://twitter.com/TheRandomGamr/status/1101017740939329537
https://twitter.com/HhK1907/status/1101017820748492800

Even TuTuApp users are also voicing similar complaints:

https://twitter.com/407keith_/status/1101022702855311360
https://twitter.com/Brandon07255013/status/1101022793012035584
https://twitter.com/CrimsonCinque/status/1101023214019309569

We’re keeping a close watch on the situation, and will update this section more information as soon as the problem gets fixed or something news worthy comes to our notice. Meanwhile, share your Tweakbox or TuTuApp experience with us.

Update 1

Tweakbox has confirmed apps have been revoked again:

https://twitter.com/TweakBoxApp/status/1101039096900870145

Update 2

Even AppValley has confirmed the app revoked issue, saying they are trying to fix it asap:

Update 3

Tweakbox says issue fixed:

https://twitter.com/TweakBoxApp/status/1101055760006594560

Developing…

TSB & Barclays bank app issues

Users of the Barclays mobile banking app in the UK are now facing issues. Here are some reports:

https://twitter.com/Swanseajack71/status/1101059000706220033
https://twitter.com/joshyemm/status/1101058386249113600
https://twitter.com/jeanfairhead/status/1101058160691957760
https://twitter.com/RichardGittens/status/1101060312118239233
https://twitter.com/nathan_coyle/status/1101061065935384576

Even users of TSB are reporting similar problems, which the bank has officially confirmed:

We are keeping a close tab on the situation, and will update the story more newsworthy information soon. So keep checking back.

Update 1

The bank has acknowledged the outage:

We are aware of an issue at the moment with the Barclays mobile banking app and are looking into whether this is also affecting the mybarclayacrd app. Hopefully this will be resolved very soon

barclays-confirm-issue

barclays-confirm-issue2

Update 2

Even Pingit is down currently:

pingit-down

Developing…

Patreon down for maintenance

Patreon, a popular platform aimed at making it easy for artists and creators to get paid, is currently down right now. If you try accessing the official Patreon site, you’ll see a ‘maintenance’ notification.

patreon-down

Sadly, no info on when this maintenance period will be over. Meanwhile, users are taking to social media over this outage:

https://twitter.com/Terrii_RS/status/1101070043817762816
https://twitter.com/Ledrenfecred/status/1101070664688115712
https://twitter.com/sabyloves/status/1101074572504227840

Starbucks app down

It’s now coming to light that the Starbucks app is currently acting glitchy for users.

https://twitter.com/Andres_M_A/status/1101106128069582848?s=19
https://twitter.com/Snort2/status/1101105929150451712?s=19
https://twitter.com/Silent_Jon/status/1101105694609031173?s=19
https://twitter.com/willmorrisette/status/1101105549649895424?s=19

We are looking for more info, including any official word from the company. Will update the story soon. So keep checking back.

OSRS (Old School RuneScape) Twisted Bows bug

Here’s what all the game developer has said about this bug so far:

At the time of thes week’s update (11:30 GMT – 28/02/2019), a bug entered the game whereby a Twisted bow spawn was added close to the Farming Guild in Kebos. As a result, an unknown number (we are working on this) of Twisted bows entered the game unfairly. Very shortly after (before the hour was out), this was hotfixed to no longer have an option to be picked up or Telegrabbed

13:35: The game has been turned off while we examine our options and work with various teams to decide what happens next. Rolling back the game is one such option we are considering.

13:56: We can confirm that the game will be rolled back. You can expect the game to be reset and come back online as it was just before the update at 11:30am GMT this morning. Any changes made to your account between then and now will be reverted and we sincerely apologise for the inconvenience. We estimate that it will take 4-6 hours to complete the rollback

More info here.

HSBC mobile and online banking down (Dec 20)

HSBC mobile banking is down and not working as of writing this. What’s good is the company has acknowledged this issue via their social media handle (@HSBC_UK), saying:

Morning! Mobile and Online Banking are still down, Fairylight. Sorry for the troubles, but the IT Team are working very hard to provide a fix ASAP

Update 1 (October 27)

Fresh reports on Twitter and Downdetector indicate that the Barclays online banking application is down and not working.

@Barclays my online banking app is not displaying my account balances. (Source)

@BarclaysUK iOS mobile banking app not working.. not showing any accounts, just grey blocks where they should be. (Source)

@Barclays sort your app out I have bills to pay manually !!!! I need to send money and your app is down – this happens every other week! (Source)

However, the app is not completely down and instead, people can’t see their current and savings account details. More on that here.

IST 03:15 pm: Barclays has now confirmed that the issue with its app is now fixed and the service is working again.

(Source)

Update 2 (June 8)

04:48 pm (IST): Fresh user reports on Twitter now suggest that Old School RS is currently down or not working for many. Moreover, reports on Downdetector also confirm the same.

However, Old School RS support on Twitter had already informed players that the game will go offline for 30 minutes in preparation for a new update. So, this explains the outage with the game.

Update 3 (June 9)

12:48 pm (IST): According to reports on Downdetector, the recent outage with Old School RS has now been resolved.

Update 4 (June 15)

01:31 pm (IST): Many users are again reporting (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) that Old School RuneScape (OSRS) is currently down or not working for them. Moreover, reports on Downdetector also confirm the same.

Fortunately, RuneScape support on Twitter has acknowledged this outage and said that they are currently working to resolve it.

We’re aware of some reports of players unable to login at the moment. The team are on it and investigating any potential issues to get them sorted as soon as we can. We’ll keep you updated here on Twitter. Thanks for your patience. (Source)

05:58 pm (IST): RuneScape support on Twitter has confirmed that the recent outage with the game has now been resolved.

We’ve fixed the root cause of the issue and we’re seeing an increase in Logins. However, services will take a little while to recover fully so you may still encounter some issues until then. We’ll provide another update once everything has fully recovered. (Source)

Update 5 (July 20)

04:33 pm (IST): Fresh reports on Twitter (1, 2) now suggest that OSRS (Old School RuneScape) is currently down or not working for many.

06:32 pm (IST): It appears that the recent outage with OSRS (Old School RuneScape) has now been resolved as reports on Downdetector have diminished.

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