Xbox Live Sign-In Outage Leaves Gamers Frustrated

On Tuesday afternoon, Xbox Live experienced a major outage that prevented users from logging into their Xbox profiles and playing games online.

The problem became apparent when I tried to sign into my Xbox Live account on my Xbox Series X and received an error message instructing me to “try again in a while.”

The Issue:

A quick check on X (formerly Twitter) confirmed that many others were facing the same issue.

Xbox Support acknowledged the problem, tweeting, “We are aware that some users have been disconnected from Xbox Live. We’re investigating! Please follow here and on our status page for updates.”

Microsoft’s Xbox Live status support page provided more information, indicating that the outage affected Account & Profile features across various platforms, including PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, and even cloud gaming on iOS and Android. 

Outage Details:

The website stated, “You may not be able to sign-in to your Xbox profile, may be disconnected while signed in, or have other related problems. Features that require sign-in like most games, apps, and social activity won’t be available.”

This outage was particularly frustrating because many modern Xbox games require account sign-ins to play. As a result, games like "XDefiant" were unplayable on Xbox during the outage.

The Impact:

Fortunately, Microsoft resolved the sign-in issues by 5:49 p.m. PT on Tuesday. Xbox Support tweeted, “Users should no longer be encountering issues signing in to Xbox Live and services. 

Resolution:

Thank you for your patience, game on!” After this, I was able to log into my Xbox Live account on my Xbox Series X without any issues.

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