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January 2020

  • January 6 – Galactic Speedway Creator Challenge event ends.
  • January 7 – UIGradient is released from testing.[1]
  • January 10 – Web endpoints relating to groups are replaced.[2]
  • January 11
    • Roblox begins searching for games to take part in the Egg Hunt 2020 event.[3]
    • Future is Bright: Phase 2.5 is released.[4]
    • Roblox releases an official statement regarding the recent controversy surrounding Roblox Death Sound.[5]
  • January 13 – The avatar editor on mobile devices is overhauled.[6]
  • January 15 – Roblox officially confirms on a Twitter post that the rumors of Roblox shutting down is a hoax and how they are not shutting down.[7]
  • January 17 – "Luau" Type Checking is released into beta.[8]
  • January 21 – Web endpoints relating to private messages are replaced.[9]
  • January 22 – Quick Open modal is implemented into Roblox Studio to help users and developers search through all instances in their place.[10]
  • January 23 
    • RDC 2020 is announced to take place in July 2020 and will take place in a larger venue than previous years.[11]
    • The player list receives an overhaul; it is now an improved design based on the version that was used temporarily on December 11, 2019. It was originally announced on the Developer Forum on January 17, 2020.[12] It is set in the same font as used in the website, and can be hidden by simply clicking the player's name in the top right corner; however, it cannot be expanded. The menu that is displayed when clicking on a player's name is also overhauled as the buttons have been enlarged to show icons as well as a picture of the player's avatar.
  • January 27 – The Configure Group page is released for all users.[13] Also, groups can now contain up to 40 roles.[14]
  • January 28 – Web endpoints relating to friends are replaced.[15]
  • January 29
    • Fast & Furious: Spy Racers event starts
    • The search bar becomes rounder and gets recolored to white with the outline scrapped for good.
  • January 30 – The sidebar icons on the website are changed.

February 2020

  • February 3
    • LoadLibrary is finally removed after its removal was postponed.[16]
    • A minor issue regarding image moderation is announced and resolved within the same day.[17]
  • February 13 – Changes are made to "sleeping" parts.[18]
  • February 14 – Roblox opens intern applications for the summer of 2020.[19]
  • February 19
    • Premium Payouts are implemented as another way for developers to earn revenue.[20]
    • The 7th Annual Bloxys are announced, with six initial categories to vote for.[21]
  • February 20 – Roblox begins a new "Global Compliance System" to follow the laws and regulations of certain countries, starting with China.[22]
  • February 26 – Roblox raises $150 million after a recent funding initiative by Andreessen Horowitz[23], allowing the company to become valued at $4 billion.[24][25]
  • February 28 – The Developer Forum "Member" and "New Member" trust levels are changed to "Regular" and "Member".[26]
  • February 29
    • Roblox begins testing a new feature live. The feature is called Roblox Video Streaming and there is a game dedicated to testing it.[27]
    • MeepCity was hacked by Harkinian and tubers93[citation needed]. The game teleported players to a darker version of the game, where users could hit Alexnewtron with a bat. Millions of MeepCity's in-game currency were also distributed to users. The game also reaches 5 billion visits, becoming the first Roblox game to do so. [citation needed]

March 2020

  • March 1 – Jailbreak and Roblox's Got Talent suffer from a service issue, causing the games to default back into the default Baseplate. The games were quickly restored with no issues.
  • March 7-12 – Players experienced issues joining games. This caused the front page to become featured with random games and inaccurate player counts. The issue was resolved an hour later.[28]
  • March 13 – The in-game topbar UI displaying the player list and other supplementary information is rehauled to better match the new player list design released earlier in the year.[29]
  • March 16 – Unified Game Permissions are released from beta.[30]
  • March 19 – Roblox clarifies how code is flagged for review.[31]
  • March 20 – 7th Annual Bloxy Awards game opens, marking the beginning of the event.
  • March 21
  • March 26 – At 3:36 PM EST, the RDC 2020 event is announced to become fully digital, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.[34]
  • March 29 – The Configure button on badge pages was somehow removed for users who can configure it. It was added back the following day.
  • March 31
    • Premium Payouts are tripled.[35]
    • A followup to Roblox's "Code Safety Review" process is posted.[36]
    • Support for the Outlines feature is fully removed, as the majority of games no longer use it.[37]

April 2020

  • April 1
    • Roblox releases the Robox hat as part of their April Fools prank from the previous year.
    • Roblox reveals the first two eggs for the Egg Hunt 2020: Agents of E.G.G. event on their Twitter account after users successfully reached the goals in less than a day.
    • A Lua Dragger is released in the "Beta testing" phase.[38]
  • April 2 – All users, regardless if they are a Premium member or not, are now given a 30% marketplace fee on sold gamepasses and developer products.[39]
  • April 3 – Roblox releases a "Play Together" sort meant to "bring friends, families, schools, etc. together in digital reality and to provide a way for everyone to stay connected during these difficult times.".[40] This was later changed to "Play Together (10 Robux VIP)" to popularize cheap VIP servers. However, this sprouted confusion temporarily[41] until it was changed to "Play Together (10 Robux VIP Servers)".
  • April 4 - Mad City becomes the 13th game to reach one billion visits.
  • Jailbreak becomes the first game to beat Adopt Me! since 6/15/19.
  • April 5 – Adopt Me! surpasses MeepCity as the game with the most place visits.
  • April 7 – Egg Hunt 2020: Agents of E.G.G. officially begins.
  • April 11
    • Adopt Me! becomes the first game to reach over a million concurrent players.  At its peak, it reached 1,615,085 concurrent players. Due to the player record, the Roblox website briefly experienced issues.
    • A group of hackers, supposedly including tubers93, a hacker who had previously hacked MeepCity in February of the same year, temporarily open a voice chat game using a vulnerability in Windows 10, iOS, and Android clients.[citation needed]
  • Mid-April – The UI redesign announced in March 2020 is launched via A/B testing.
  • April 15
    • Piggy becomes the 14th game to reach one billion visits, less than three months after its release.
    • Weight Lifting Simulator 3 gets content deleted from Roblox. With over 980 million visits, it is the most-visited game to be deleted.
  • April 16 – Roblox announces the One World: Together At Home Virtual Concert, but doesn't officially begin until a day later, with the opening of the official hangout.[42]
  • April 17 – A game sort for the One World: Together At Home event is added to the Games page.[43]
  • April 18
    • Hide and Seek Extreme becomes the 15th game to reach one billion visits.
    • Adopt Me! becomes the first game to surpass 6 billion visits.
  • April 21 – Game developers can now use the "Migrate to Latest Update" feature to smoothly roll out new updates.[44]
  • April 22
    • Welcome to Bloxburg becomes the first paid game to reach two billion visits.
    • Roblox adds the ability to migrate users to a recently updated server.[45] 
  • April 24
    • Epic Minigames becomes the 16th game to reach one billion visits.
    • Roblox begins a ban wave action against exploiters who used free exploits and a specific popular paid exploit (Synapse X). Innocent accounts were somehow caught in the action and were falsely terminated, although most to all innocent users got unbanned the next day.
  • April 28
  • April 29 – The page for uploading advertisements gets updated with a new look.[47]
  • April 30 – The COVID-19 Relief event begins.

May 2020

  • May 4 – A major security breach occurs where an unknown user gains access to the Roblox admin panel from a bribe, allowing them to theoretically access all user data; despite this, the user only gained access to the info of 10 users, most notably Linkmon99.[48]
  • May 6
    • The "SmoothingAngle" property is added to ExplorerImageIndex 0PartOperation.[49]
    • ExplorerImageIndex 48ScrollingFrame gets updated with a new layout, and has also been adjusted to scroll smoother and now allows for trackpad scrolling.[50]
  • May 10 – A new Game Sort was added to the games page on Roblox for games that are popular among Roblox Premium players.
  • May 11
    • Piggy reaches 2 billion visits in under a month of it reaching 1 billion visits.
    • Adopt Me! becomes the first game to reach 7 billion visits.
  • May 13
    • A new In-Game Topbar is released to all users. 
    • The WorldModel Instance is released for use with ExplorerImageIndex 52ViewportFrame.
  • May 30
    • Adopt Me! becomes the first game to surpass the entire human population in amount of place visits.
    • Mega Fun Obby becomes the seventeenth game to surpass 1 billion place visits.

References

  1. https://devforum.roblox.com/t/uigradient-live/404831/187
  2. https://devforum.roblox.com/t/official-list-of-deprecated-web-endpoints/62889/29
  3. https://devforum.roblox.com/t/games-needed-for-egg-hunt-2020/429471
  4. https://devforum.roblox.com/t/future-is-bright-phase-2-5-released/429543
  5. https://devforum.roblox.com/t/in-response-to-the-oof-sound-discussion/430686
  6. https://blog.roblox.com/2020/01/mobile-avatar-editor-gets-makeover/
  7. https://mobile.twitter.com/Roblox/status/1217180210744852480
  8. https://devforum.roblox.com/t/luau-type-checking-beta/435382
  9. https://devforum.roblox.com/t/official-list-of-deprecated-web-endpoints/62889/31
  10. https://devforum.roblox.com/t/quickest-open-in-the-west/440101
  11. https://devforum.roblox.com/t/save-the-date-rdc-2020/440953M
  12. https://devforum.roblox.com/t/playerlist-updates/434738
  13. https://devforum.roblox.com/t/introducing-configure-group/406789/312
  14. https://devforum.roblox.com/t/introducing-configure-group/406789/330
  15. https://devforum.roblox.com/t/official-list-of-deprecated-web-endpoints/62889/32
  16. https://devforum.roblox.com/t/loadlibrary-is-going-to-be-removed-on-february-3rd/382516
  17. https://devforum.roblox.com/t/current-issue-with-uploading-images/450322
  18. https://devforum.roblox.com/t/beta-test-me-sleeping-part-behavior-improvements/456931
  19. https://devforum.roblox.com/t/roblox-summer-2020-internship-opportunities/457636
  20. https://devforum.roblox.com/t/introducing-premium-payouts/455347
  21. https://blog.roblox.com/2020/02/cast-votes-7th-annual-bloxy-awards/
  22. https://devforum.roblox.com/t/about-our-upcoming-global-compliance-system/461447
  23. https://corp.roblox.com/2020/02/roblox-raises-150m-series-g-financing-led-andreessen-horowitz/
  24. https://www.wsj.com/articles/roblox-raises-150-million-in-funding-in-bet-on-metaverse-11582754400
  25. https://techcrunch.com/2020/02/26/roblox-raises-150m-series-g-led-by-andreessen-horowitz-now-valued-at-4b/
  26. https://devforum.roblox.com/t/changes-to-developer-forum-trust-level-names/470035
  27. https://www.roblox.com/games/4739075775/Roblox-Video-Streaming-Technical-Test#!/about
  28. https://devforum.roblox.com/t/roblox-site-down/476436
  29. https://devforum.roblox.com/t/new-in-game-topbar/480226/1
  30. https://devforum.roblox.com/t/introducing-unified-game-permissions/428956
  31. https://devforum.roblox.com/t/clarification-on-code-flagged-for-safety-review/488833
  32. https://devforum.roblox.com/t/robloxcritical-platform-outages-2020-03-21-marketplaceservice-text-filter-thumbnails-etc/490630
  33. https://devforum.roblox.com/t/roblox-critical-roblox-is-slow-api-errors-up-the-roof/490639
  34. https://devforum.roblox.com/t/notice-about-rdc-2020/497576
  35. https://devforum.roblox.com/t/tripling-premium-payouts/505920
  36. https://devforum.roblox.com/t/response-to-code-safety-review-discussion/504329
  37. https://devforum.roblox.com/t/removing-outlines/504226
  38. https://devforum.roblox.com/t/say-hello-to-the-new-lua-dragger-beta/504815
  39. https://devforum.roblox.com/t/unified-marketplace-fee-for-dev-products-and-game-passes/507109
  40. https://devforum.roblox.com/t/introducing-the-play-together-sort/509053
  41. https://devforum.roblox.com/t/rename-vip-servers-to-private-servers/509138
  42. https://blog.roblox.com/2020/04/one-world-together-home-virtual-concert/
  43. https://devforum.roblox.com/t/one-world-together-at-home-game-sort/529248
  44. https://devforum.roblox.com/t/introducing-migrate-to-latest-update/535590
  45. https://devforum.roblox.com/t/introducing-migrate-to-latest-update/535590
  46. https://devforum.roblox.com/t/startergear-and-backpack-replication-bug-fix/535513
  47. https://devforum.roblox.com/t/create-user-ad-page-glow-up/548731
  48. https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/qj4ddw/hacker-bribed-roblox-insider-accessed-user-data-reset-passwords
  49. https://devforum.roblox.com/t/introducing-smoothingangle-property-for-partoperation/552810
  50. https://devforum.roblox.com/t/scrollingframe-changes/516362
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