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Fans eagerly awaited the release of the final two episodes of Stranger Things season 4.
And just minutes after the final instalment dropped at 8am UK time (12am PT/3am EST) on Friday, Netflix crashed, with fans around the world taking to social media to vent their frustration.
Within minutes of Season 4 Part 2 being released on the streaming service, the entire platform was down and returned a message telling subscribers 'this page isn't working,' and instructing others to: 'please try again later'.
Oh no! Just minutes after the final instalment on Stranger Things Season 4 dropped on Friday, Netflix crashed, with fans around the world taking to social media to vent their frustration
The incident is proof of just how excited fans are to find out if Eleven, Mike, Max, Steve and co can defeat Vecna and finally clear the name of Eddie.
The overwhelming influx of fans appears to have pushed Netflix beyond its capacity, leaving thousands of furious subscribers to share news of their tech issues to Twitter.
One fan fumed: 'I did not just count down the seconds like it’s New Years for Netflix to crash #StrangerThings.'
'Netflix crash? Please let me watch Stranger Things or I'll cry,' begged another subscriber, with someone else tweeting: 'The power of the stranger things fandom to literally crash netflix... unparalleled.'
Ready! Fans eagerly awaited the release of the final two episodes of Stranger Things season 4
Frustration: Stranger Things fans took to Twitter to vent their frustration
The fourth season has already brought with it many twists, turns, and plotline surprises - as well as the show's most sinister villain yet: terrifying hell demon, Vecna, played by British actor Jamie Campbell Bower.
The mind-bending finale of Season 4 part 1 revealed that Vecna's true identity was Henry Creel aka Number One, shocking viewers.
And prior to the release of Season 4 Part 2, celebrated makeup and visual effects artist Barrie Gower teased what fans can expect out of the second part of the season, which will consist of two feature-length episodes.
Coming soon: Fans eagerly awaited the final two episodes of Stranger Things season 4 on Netflix, which were released on Friday
Speaking to Metro.co.uk, Barrie said: 'I can’t really say too much without giving stuff away obviously, but there’s a nod to what we’ve done in the final two episodes [in season four] right at the end of episode seven, where we see that story arc of Jamie Campbell Bower as the orderly and there’s the big reveal at the end of episode seven that we find out he’s obviously Vecna.'
‘So his transformation at the end of that episode as he’s kind of going through the netherworld into the Upside Down, that’s a bit of a nod as to where we might be taking him in the next episodes.’
Barrie teased: ‘Without giving too much away, there’s a lot of Vecna in the last two episodes, and there’s some quite exciting stuff we were able to do for it.’
Terrifying: The fourth season has brought with it many twists, turns, and plotline surprises - as well as the show's most sinister villain yet: terrifying hell demon, Vecna, played by British actor Jamie Campbell Bower
Previously, he shared the inspiration behind Vecna in a video interview with "Vanity Fair, in which he also detailed the painstaking process for bringing directing duo the Duffer brothers' vision to life.
Despite the show employing the very latest in CGI and digital effects, when it came to Vecna, it relied on more traditional special FX techniques.
Jamie stunned fans when he revealed that he'd had to spend more than seven hours transforming into the terrifying monster every day on set.
Skilled: Now celebrated makeup and visual effects artist Barrie Gower has teased what fans can expect out of the second part of the season, which will consist of two feature-length episodes