It’s Tuesday evening in the United States, so engineers working at a secret facility in Redmond, Washington are applying strips of duct tape to computer servers. That’s right, the PC gaming platform Steam is offline at the moment for its regular maintenance.
This temporary outage should keep people from accessing certain parts of the store, booting up Valve games as well as third-party games that rely on Steam services like Valve anti-cheat. This is normal, and it rarely lasts for a significant amount of time.
If this goes longer than normal, we’ll update this post and reach out to Valve for more information.