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Xbox Live is back after several hours of outage

Xbox Live is back after several hours of outage

Xbox has resolved a widespread outage that was preventing players from connecting to Xbox Live, playing games online, downloading games, or using other services for several hours. “Users should not experience issues signing in to Xbox Live and services,” the company said in a statement. Xbox says in a post on X“Thank you for your patience, the game continues!”

The Xbox Live issues appear to have started around 2pm EST, with Downdetector Reports The temperatures started to rise around that time. At about 3 p.m. ET, Xbox said The company said it “has learned that some users have been disconnected from Xbox Live” and that the company has begun “investigating.”

at the same time, Status page Xbox said its account and profile services were experiencing a major outage. The notice reads: “You may not be able to sign in to your Xbox profile, be interrupted while signing in, or experience other related issues. Sign-in features like most games, apps, and social activities will be unavailable.”

At approximately 4:10 p.m. ET, Xbox said The investigation took longer than expected and the issue was not resolved until around 9 p.m. ET. It remains unclear what caused the outage, which lasted for hours. the edge We reached out to Microsoft to request more information but did not immediately receive a response.

Update July 2: Xbox update added.

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