Steam, the world's largest gaming service, went down for hours after starting its biggest sale of the summer

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Steam, the world's largest gaming service, went down for hours after starting its biggest sale of the summer

Steam down

Sean Wolfe


  • Steam's summer sale event had hardly begun before the website crashed Thursday.
  • The sale began at 1 pm, and reports of issues with the site began as early as 1:13 pm.
  • The site appears to be working again.

Within a few hours of the beginning of Steam's Intergalactic Summer Sale, the website was completely down.

The sale is one of the biggest events of the year for Valve's mega-popular PC game storefront, with hundreds of games going on sale from June 21 to July 5.

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According to downdetector.com, reports of issues with the Steam website began to spike shortly after 1 pm ET, with 274 reports of website failure now filed as of press time.

Those looking to get their hands on some sweet deals had to wait a little longer.

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