[Update: Nov. 23] VRChat down and not working? You're not alone

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…

Original story (published on May 04, 2021) follows:

We understand service outages or breakage are pretty common. But when an outage ends up concerning a massive user base, it becomes worth highlighting. Something similar is happening with VRChat as of writing this.

For the past couple of hours, a proliferation of reports saying VRChat is down, not working, and showcasing a message stating error 1020 on accessing are populating Twitter.

Take a look at what some of the complainants have to say:

ok so is anyone else getting ERROR 1020 on the vrchat website and unable to log into vrchat at all? (Source)

@VRChat_Status Hey, is it down now?
Do you know the cause? (Source)

VRChat is Falling down Falling down VRC is Falling down My fair lady (Source)

VRChat is down currently (Source)

Down detector also conveys VRChat is going through a rough patch in some regions as can be seen in the live outage map below:


While reports continue to snowball, there’s yet to come an official word from the service providers.

Moreover, the official status page for VRChat currently shows that all systems are operational and nothing is down or not working.

That said, we’re keeping a close watch on official social media channels for more information on what could be causing this problem.

We’ll share with you the relevant developments as and when we bump into any. So stay tuned to this space for the latest info on the matter.

Update 1 (July 09, 2021)

IST 01:00 pm: According to recent reports, it seems the massively multiplayer online virtual reality platform VRChat is down. The same has been reported by popular service outages platform, Downdetector.

Update 2 (April 14, 2022)

04:26 pm (IST): Many users have taken to Twitter to report that VRChat is down or not working for them. Moreover, the reports on Downdetector also confirm the same.

Update 3 (April 15, 2022)

06:29 pm (IST): A report on Downdetector now suggests that the recent issue with VRChat is now resolved.

Update 4 (August 12, 2022)

11:24 am (IST): Many users have taken to Twitter to report that VRChat is currently down or not working for them. Also, reports on Downdetector confirm the same.

06:45 pm (IST): Reports on Downdetector suggest that the recent outage with VRChat has now been resolved.

Update 5 (November 09, 2022)

08:27 am (IST): Multiple reports indicate that VRChat is currently down or not working (1, 2). There is still no official acknowledgment of the issue.

Update 6 (November 23, 2022)

08:21 am (IST): VRChat support team confirmed that their servers are currently in the middle of an outage and that they are working to resolve it, but there is still no ETA for everything to work normally again.

Unfortunately, our status has not changed from our previous update. We are supporting our upstream provider as they continue to resolve the issues causing our service outage.

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Dwayne Cubbins

I've been interested in tech for as long as I can remember. And I used to be a Windows Phone enthusiast. When I am not writing about tech, I'm on the couch playing games with my squad. Oh, I also play the guitar and drums.