Spike on Premium Payouts Graph

Reproduction Steps
The developer stats / place statistics page is reporting a significant spike in premium payouts.

Creating this bug report just in case this is unintentional, since there has been no communication about this being intentional.

There are no updates or changes to my game that coincide with this.

For this game: Be an Alien: Renewal - Roblox
Seeing 16k up from approx 6k.



Other users report seeing the same.

Expected Behavior
There should be no spike, or else an announcement to accompany this spike.

Actual Behavior
There is a spike reporting 3x higher premium payouts than usual.

Issue Area: Roblox Website
Page URL: Roblox
Impact: Low
Frequency: Constantly
Date First Experienced: 2022-01-24 00:01:00 (-06:00)


I also got a spike, but I reached close to the point before, so it’s really hard to say if it is a bug or if my game were getting more premium players.


Can confirm this, happened to me as well.


Has happened to me many times, I find it usually dips significantly below average the next day.


I can confirm this. My game had this as well

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Do you actually earn more robux from the premium payouts, or is it just a visual bug?


happened to me too!

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It’s happened to me a few times, but I’m not complaining.


Can confirm, it’s very unlikely my private game made 750 robux in 1 day.

Whether it benefits us or not, it ruins Roblox’s economy.

It was the right thing to do to report this bug.

Plus, we aren’t getting more robux from this. Its a visual bug.

Every time it’s spiked for me in the past I’ve gotten the robux it said. Unsure why you think it’s a visual bug.


You actually got robux from this bug?


Well, even if it isn’t a visual bug, my point stands.

Whether it benefits us or not, it ruins Roblox’s economy.

It was the right thing to do to report this bug.

FWIW I have heard that this spike appears to coincide with Christmas, and allegedly this has happened in the past. It’s possible that this is due to users on the platform receiving robux or premium for Christmas which is having a knock-on effect on the Robux distributed for premium payouts.

The purpose of making this bug report was to make sure that this is correct (I’m now more sure that it is correct), and to provide a single place to get an official statement on this so this hopefully isn’t reported every single year (since a few threads about this were starting to appear yesterday).

I’m going to mark this as the solution in the meantime.


That’s my cue!

I checked with our economy teams and can confirm the reason for this spike is that we see a bump in Premium subscriptions during Christmas, so there is an expected increase in Premium payouts ~a month later due to how the engagement-based payouts are calculated.

More information on the look-back period of 28 days can be found here: Premium Payouts | Roblox Creator Documentation


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