Determining whether Discord is down or it’s your internet connection is fairly easy to do. Mainly, you’ll want to see whether there are other reports of people having issues launching the application. There are three primary ways to determine whether Discord is down including:
The most reliable method to check whether Discord has an outage is the Discord status page, a dedicated website where the developers communicate with Discord users. In addition to checking whether the app is having issues, users can also check the status of more specific aspects of Discord, including their API and Media Proxy.
Discord is also very active on its Twitter account and will respond to messages it’s tagged on, even sometimes referring to specific tickets that it’s currently working on. If you’re having trouble with Discord, reaching out via your Twitter account may get a response.