It’s not uncommon for gacha games to require emergency maintenance, but the latest Blue Archive JP downtime period certainly takes the biscuit. With an estimation of 15 hours of downtime, the game was unplayable for over 24 hours.
So, What Happened?
While this doesn’t seem like an overly long time for a game to be offline, Fortnite tends to go offline for upwards of 48 hours when there’s a new season, it’s certainly an extensive period of time for a gacha game. If you’re unfamiliar with gacha games, there’s a real emphasis on “getting your daily tasks done”.
So, what happens when you can’t get these daily tasks done? Well, many developers tend to dish out compensation gifts such as in-game currency for pulls, or special upgrade resources. We’re not too sure what compensation the Blue Archive JP downtime includes, but the best place to look for that information is the official Twitter page! We assume they will tweet about it in due time.
The Cause For the Blue Archive JP Downtime
By taking a look at the Blue Archive JP Twitter account, we can see that the emergency maintenance was extended quite a few times. It’s clear to see that the team is working hard to keep the servers up, and luckily the players are grateful for the transparency.
The main cause of this sudden maintenance period is the fact that the server had to deal with heavy traffic due to the new character banners.
The JP servers weren’t able to keep up with the influx of people logging in – a prime example of suffering from success. Blue Archive is an extremely popular mobile game in Japan, with the game having its own Akihabara festival last year, as well as an anime adaptation that is currently in the works. Additionally, the server overload caused connection issues for a plethora of players, thus the emergency maintenance began!
What is Blue Archive?
Blue Archive is a stylish and vibrant gacha RPG. Collect a variety of units as you immerse yourself in the exciting storyline, or take part in fast-paced tactical battles. There’s even a fun little feature where you can spend time with characters in the cafe – which you can also decorate to your heart’s content!
The 3D real-time battles also include brilliant animations and cutscenes. Use Momo Talk to send messages to your favorite characters, and get to know them a little better. For more information about the game, visit the official website, or download the game on Google Play now!