Roblox is an online gaming platform where players can join servers to play with others or even create their own worlds to interact in. It’s been around since 2006 and has slowly grown in popularity ever since with a huge boom in the COVID-19 pandemic. It has also become incredibly popular among young audiences.

Rumours that Roblox will be ‘shutting down’ arise every few years and always prove to be fake. The most recent wave of rumours claimed that Roblox would shut down in March 2020. Since the game has accrued such a huge following, this rumour has once again been plastered across the internet like never before. Here are some of the best memes that arose from that trainwreck.

10 Say Sike Right Now

Roblox Shutting Down Meme, plant creature from mario saying

 

The “say sike right now” meme is a classic because of the visceral response it gets from people. It encapsulates all the disbelief that players experienced in the first moments that they heard of the shutdown rumours.

Even though the rumour was fake and was confirmed by the Roblox twitter to be a lie, many news platforms had clickbait-y headlines that were vague about the possibility of a shutdown. Usually, these same articles debunked the rumour – assuming the viewer read the article and not just the headline.

Minecraft > Roblox… ?

Meme about Roblox Shutting Down, comic panels of an FBI agent monitoring a child's google searches and being proud of him

 

Minecraft fans have had a vicious rivalry with Roblox fans for years. As a popular game marketed towards children and tweens, the two games were competing for players.

Minecraft fans often regard Roblox as a childish, sub-par product compared to Minecraft, while Roblox fans have more fun with Roblox’s diverse servers than they ever feel they could on another game. In this meme, a Minecraft fan takes a smug pride while observing Roblox’s supposed collapse.

The Calm Before The Storm

Roblox Shutting Down Meme - sad spongebob

 

Roblox servers may not have actually shut down for good but lots of gamers are familiar with the sensation depicted in this meme. There’s a sense of emptiness when you realize that your favourite game will never be played again.

It’s the same feeling of finishing a really spectacular book, movie, or game where you need to pause and reflect on what’s just happened. In this case, it’s simply premptive. The shot of Spongebob alone in an empty diner only helps to heighten this quiet emotion.

Worse Than Sophie’s Choice

Meme about Roblox Shutting Down - man trying to decide between shutting down Roblox or Fortnite

 

Another meme that probably arose in the Minecraft community, this one features a spaceman who cannot choose between shutting down Roblox or Fortnite.

Like Roblox, Fortnite has become Minecraft’s competition as a game marketed towards young people who may be entering the gaming community for the first time. Minecraft players usually have nothing nice to say about Fortnite either, but they do not follow the old adage of saying “nothing at all.”

React2424

Meme About Roblox Shutting Down Discussing React2424

 

React2424 is the website where the rumour about Roblox shutting down first arose (this time). The site allows its users to make fake news articles and send them to friends to cause them to panic.

It wasn’t supposed to create this degree of giant panic, however on this age of hasty internet customers spreading content with out reality-checking it first, it has certainly devolved. Some gamers knew the rumours were fake right now, just from the call of the news web site alone, but their voices have been drowned out by using the panic precipitated in the trendy network.

The Holy Trinity Of Gaming

Meme About Roblox Shutting Down - Image of a man lammenting the loss of Minecraft, Terraria, and Roblox

 

In 2019 and 2020, there were storms brewing in the Minecraft, Roblox, and Terraria communities that came together at just the right time to create this meme. All around the same time, rumours arose that Terraria, Roblox, and Minecraft were going to shut down.

The Minecraft and Roblox rumours were disproven, but the Terraria ones were actually true. Though players will still be able to enjoy Terraria, its developers announced that the most recent update was to be the game’s last…. ever.

Even More Aggressive Than We Thought

Does your dog bite Meme about Roblox Shutting Down

 

Sometimes, emotional ache is worse than physical ache – and this meme proves it. Folks like to method human beings and their puppies on the road, to the dismay of dog-owners whose pet is aggressive or excitable. Folks ought to be cautious now not to puppy a canine before its owner has approved considering that every one could have a completely unique persona and reaction.

In this case, the approaching person received something even worse than a bite: horrible news. No doubt they ran home to corroborate the dog’s story online, only to (thankfully) discover it wasn’t true.

It Could Never Happen

Roblox Shutting Down Meme - child being reassured by adult

 

This meme provides the comforting, parental support we need when struck by such a devastating rumour. Created by Roblox fans, for Roblox fans, it insists that Roblox is too good to ever be shut down.

We aren’t sure that Roblox will never go away, but it sure ain’t going away any time soon. The company has earned outstanding profits of late and it’s estimated that more than half of children in the United States play Roblox.

…Not Again

Roblox Shutting Down Meme With Pikachu Face

 

This magnificently simple meme’s meaning is two-fold. First, it pokes fun at how often the Roblox Servers are shut down to perform maintenance. Second, it teases about how often rumours spring up that Roblox is doomed to shut down soon.

The recent wave is only the most recent in a long line of community panics. Even now, typing “is Roblox” into search engines will provide auto-fills like “is Roblox shutting down in 2021?” The anxiety just never stops.

Partners In Crime

Roblox Shutting Down Meme with Minecraft

 

This meme provides a slightly more friendly, if a little patronizing, view of the supposed shutdown from Minecraft’s perspective. Rather than being the harbinger of Roblox’s ultimate destruction, Minecraft is shown to be the caring and supportive partner.

They will take up Roblox’s work of entertaining today’s youth after they are gone so that they can rest in peace. It just goes to show that even if the loudest voices are cruel, humanity isn’t all bad.