Steam maintenance took longer than usual – it’s back up

Tuesday, 25th September 2012 18:10 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Steam’s regular maintenance took longer than usual, according to Valve. Per a post on Steam’s Facebook page: “The routine maintenance on Steam servers this morning, Tuesday Sept 25th, 2012 is taking longer than expected. We appreciate your patience.” So, if you tried to log in to a game, or tried to change your profile picture and couldn’t – now you know why. It seems all systems are up and running now.



  1. Talkar

    Oh Valve, when will you learn about redundancy among servers?

    #1 2 years ago
  2. TheWulf


    Entertainingly, that’s how ArenaNet keeps Guild Wars 2 up with their endless rolling updates. But so many companies are stuck in the past in regards to this, so it doesn’t surprise me. So many think that going down for X amount of hours per week is okay.

    It really isn’t.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. roadkill

    @2 And Anet has been doing that since GW1. Which makes “so many companies are stuck in the past” even more outrageous.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Dragon246

    Maybe they tinkered with the user agreement too?

    #4 2 years ago
  5. OrbitMonkey

    Steam’s caught the psn cooties after the portal 2 bunk-up :-S

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Yoshi

    Did this really need a news article :P

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Sorvin

    Several million people locked out of multiplayer… yeah… that needs a news article.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Ownsin

    Agreed, and im grateful that VG actually made an article about this. I thought i was the only one having a problem!

    #8 2 years ago
  9. hitnrun

    @2 Funnily enough, it was a not-okay aspect of the MMO past when Blizzard suddenly brought it back to fix their FUBAR game in 2004. Then it became an industry standard again because hey, WoW got away with it, and they have 10 million subscribers! Which, of course, gets the logical progression mixed up.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. DSB

    It was down for about 120 minutes.

    Guild Wars 2 was down for at least 7 hours on launch day.

    #10 2 years ago

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