If you're reading this article, chances are the Roblox app or website isn't working for you right now (same here) and you're wondering why—is this an internal issue with your PC or phone, or is Roblox experiencing a global server outage that's out of your control? More often than not, the latter is the culprit, meaning that it's up to the tech wizards at Roblox to find the disruption and fix it as soon as possible. Even with this knowledge, however, you may still be wondering what exactly happened at Roblox HQ today (May 15, 2023), and while I can't say for sure, I can list some of the information that's known at the time of this article's publication.
Why is Roblox not working today?
At the time of this update (May 15, 2023, at 1:30pm CT), Roblox is down and experiencing error code 529, which effects a player's ability to join any Roblox games. Roblox has yet to comment on this issue, but the official server status website does reflect the disruption, so it's likely being worked on right now and will be fixed within the next few hours.
What is Error Code 529?
Whether you run into "An http error has occurred. Close the client and try again. (Error code: 529)" or "We are experiencing technical difficulties. Please try again later. (Error code: 529)," a 529 error typically relates to the status of Roblox itself, not the individual user. This means that, oftentimes, the issue is much more widespread and is affecting more than just your device—players around the globe are likely running into the same issue. To put it simply, a 529 error normally means that the Roblox servers are running slower than usual or are completely down.
Typically, this type of error can unfortunately not be fixed by the user—instead, your best bet is to regularly check the Roblox status page, which monitors statuses across the entirety of Roblox and updates accordingly when issues occur. There are cases, however, where this error comes to you as a glitch. If you believe that your internet connection is causing the 529 error, we'd suggest disconnecting and reconnecting to your wifi and then restarting your router. You could also try logging out of Roblox, waiting a bit of time, and then logging back in.