It’s common knowledge among players that no online gaming provider is completely reliable. When a major console’s service goes down, it might be a pain, but at least you can find out what’s going on quickly and easily. If you’re wondering if Xbox is down, here’s how to check the Live server status.
Verify the status of Xbox Live servers.
Xbox is a large service, so there are likely other areas you may check to see whether problems are affecting the whole. The Xbox Status support website should always be your first port of call. This dissects Xbox into its component pieces, such as games & gameplay, multiplayer gaming, and the shop & subscriptions, so that you can pinpoint exactly where an issue may be arising.
When Xbox refuses to acknowledge any problems, there is a viable backup plan. Check out Xbox’s Downdetector page. No need to wait for Xbox to issue a statement; this website compiles reports from players worldwide.
Check the Xbox Support Twitter account for updates on when the problem may be fixed.
Is Xbox Not Working?
The Xbox sign-in issues that customers were having an hour earlier were resolved, the company said on January 31. If you’ve been having problems with your console as of late, try powering it off entirely and then back on. It’s recommended that PC gamers completely exit the Xbox application before relaunching it.
A day later, the same issue appears to be surfacing again, this time particularly in relation to information about dating and finding a partner. Microsoft has acknowledged the problem and promised to fix it as soon as possible.