Xbox Live Was Down For Over Five Hours [Update]

Xbox Live is experiencing some serious downtime at the moment, with many owners unable to play games or even sign in. [Update: it’s back]

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This is Xbox Live’s status page at time of posting. As you can see, both “core services” and purchasing are affected.

Microsoft is aware and looking into the problem:

This means no Destiny:

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No Overwatch:

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You get the idea. We’ll update when there are any changes.

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UPDATE: Service was restored around 1am ET, over five hours after it went down.

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