'Stranger Things' Vol. 2 Breaks Netflix

Fans blame the server issues on season villain.


On Friday, Netflix’s long-awaited finale to the fourth season of Stranger Things crashed the server.

The streaming service noted user-reported issues at around 3 a.m. EST, but the issue was resolved within half an hour. The ‘80s-based supernatural thriller split season four into two sections. Seven episodes for volume one and two episodes for volume two.

HBO Max suffered outages during the premiere of Euphoria season 2. Their server was also down when Mare of Easttown dropped. According to Downdetector.com, there were 13,000 complaints about the finale episodes within the first hour.

Before Netflix could restore service to its subscribers, many took to social media to blame it all on Vecna, the season’s antagonist portrayed by Jamie Campbell Bower. Twitter was flooded with screenshots of the server being down accompanied by memes from the beloved show.

Writer and executive producing sibling duo Matt and Ross Duffer created Stranger Things inspired by the Montauk Project conspiracy. Netflix launched the show in the summer of 2016, and it quickly became a viral sensation.

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