Pokemon Go servers go down as access demand rockets


Pokemon Go servers appear to have crashed, leaving millions unable to play the augmented reality game.

Users across Europe and the US have complained they are unable to access the game, or that it is regularly freezing. Players began to report problems with the game shortly after 2pm.

A hacking group named PoodleCorp has claimed responsibility for taking down the Pokemon Go servers through a denial of service (DDOS) attack.

The problems follow the US launch of the game earlier this month, which caused servers to crash due to overwhelming demand. The game was launched in the UK on Thursday.

All servers are understood to be down, and no estimated time when the game will be made available again has yet been given in official communications from Nintendo or Pokemon GO.

Frustrated players took to social media to complain about the problems.

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