It wasn’t just you, Microsoft’s Xbox Live massive outage hit users today. For roughly six hours, many people were unable to sign in starting around 3:15PM ET on Thursday. As of this writing, there is no information as to what caused the outage. According to Xbox Status, all services are up and running. Which is good for anyone that wanted to get some gaming in.
Earlier in the day, Microsoft acknowledged the outage and labeled it as a “major outage”. “We are aware that users may not be able to sign-in to Xbox Live at this time,” said Xbox support on Twitter. “Our teams are currently investigating to fix this issue.” Xbox support tweeted later to add that that users “may have issues with Purchasing Content and Party Chat as well.”
Xbox Live massive outage made it unable to log in.
If you are one of those that sign-out from their Xbox every time, you would have a problem. Although, if you were already signed in, you could still receive an error in services like Party Chat. However, if you were planning on jumping onto xCloud or going for some multiplayer, you were shit out of luck. Let’s be honest, playing with friends is overrated.
There is no explanation as to why this outage happened, but we could find out more tomorrow. The last major outage occurred when their new Xbox Series X and S launched. Which was a major drag. Grabbed a new console and couldn’t even log in.
This is the second random outage this week. Earlier in the week, Spectrum had a major outage in Los Angeles and Ventura County. Even took out our Lazy Geeks podcast during our recording. This Xbox Live massive outage is the second in three months. It will most likely come down to an update. Only Microsoft is good at screwing up an update. Am I right?