Is Steam down? Here’s how to check Steam Server Status

Is it Steam or your internet?

Steam is the biggest gaming platform for PC. Because of this, its servers are under constant stress from the number of players attempting to connect. Sometimes this causes login errors, server issues, or just poor connection to the platform. In these situations, it's hard to determine what is causing the problem. It's often difficult to know if the connection is bad on your end, or if there is an issue with the Steam servers themselves.

Steam Server Status

Steam Website

Few people know that there is a helpful and direct method to checking the server status for Steam. Using the stats page above, players can see how many people were online at any point in the past 48 hours. If you see a sudden (i.e., vertical or near vertical) drop in the graph, that means a mass amount of Steam users were suddenly kicked from the platform.

The downsides to this method are that it doesn't offer a lot of helpful info and it isn't precise. It simply answers the question of whether users suddenly stopped being logged in.

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Unofficial Steam Status

This method is the most helpful way to determine exactly where the issue is. It shows which services are operating poorly and which countries are having troubles. This website is also outside of the platform itself, so if the entire Steam website goes down, you'll be able to use this tool to see why.

You can also see an entire list of how many players are playing each game. So, if you're having troubles connecting to servers in a specific game, this website will help you determine if the issue is on your end or Steam's.

Those are the best two methods to check the current Steam Server Status!

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