Xbox Live is down – service outage causes chaos for Xbox users

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Microsoft’s Xbox Network Service is currently experiencing technical difficulties

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Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S users are reporting that Xbox Live is down – preventing users from logging into the service or playing online games.

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Update: Xbox Support reports that the problem is now fixed.

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Today at around 7 p.m. BST, the Xbox Live service, now known as the Xbox Network, began a massive shutdown, affecting users around the world.

“We are currently investigating reports of users unable to sign in to the Xbox Network,” explain People xbox support twitter account.

“Our team continues to investigate the issue of players being unable to sign in to Xbox Network, and launch titles or cloud gaming sessions. Thank you for your continued patience.”

The outage is called the “Account & Profile”, “Cloud Gaming” and “Games & Gaming” issue, according to the official service status page, with many users reporting they can’t log into their Xbox Live account.

“You may not be able to sign in to your Xbox profile, get disconnected when signing in, or have other related issues,” the official says. xbox live service update. “Features that require sign-in, such as most games, apps, and social activity, will not be available.”

According to down detectorThere have been over 14,000 reports of Xbox Live being shut down since 7pm BST today.

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Further updates will be posted via Twitter or live service status page.

Although most users are having trouble logging in, some are able to play games offline, claiming that setting your Xbox to “offline mode” allows you to sign in and play those titles. .

“If you set your Xbox to offline mode, you can sign in and play games offline :)” said Twitter user, Lewis22941817.

If you’re keen on playing some of your favorite single-player games, setting the console to “Offline” under Network Preferences provides a quick fix. But online and multiplayer titles are still affected by this outage for the time being.

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