Xbox Live Services Restored Following Issues

Matchmaking, messages and other social services have been restored.

Posted By | On 14th, Jan. 2016 Under News

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Xbox Live services have finally been restored following a several hour long outage that occurred yesterday.

This was confirmed by Xbox Support on Twitter when it stated that, “The issues should now be resolved! Please be sure to power cycle your Xbox console before trying to connect again.”

Yesterday, it was revealed that Xbox Live was facing issues with its social and gaming features which affected messages, parties and even in-game matchmaking. The Xbox Live Status page indicated these features as being “limited” at the time. The issues were so severe they prompted artist Snopp Dogg to take to Instagram and politely ask Microsoft to fix its servers.

Regardless, it’s back online now so you can return to your usual round of Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer and Destiny raiding (seriously though, just play Halo). What are your thoughts on the outage and its cause? Let us know in the comments below.

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  • d0x360

    So severe it prompted snoop Dogg!!! Omg the king of gaming was angry we all better do something!

    Xbl was down for about 30% of the USA yesterday because of an issue outside of Microsoft’s control. I was able to connect to American xbl just fine via VPN

    • ShoNuff

      I didn’t use a VPN and it was up all day. Not one moment were we not able to play on 360 or Xbox one. And yes we played both systems since black ops 2 isn’t on Xbox one yet.

  • XbotMK1

    Great reporting Gamingbolt.

    So far for the year, the record is 1 for PSN and 1 for Xbox Live. And yes, I will be keeping track.

    Let us know if Microsoft has the decency to reimburse loyal Xbox Live subscribers like SCE seemed to have the decency to do.

    • Tech junkie

      Except PSN has been down twice this year already, so I’m guessing the biggest Sony fan boy around won’t keep accurate info. Especially factoring he’s already skewing the results 😉

      What if you are off your meds and forget to keep track or think you didnt mark it but did.

      Overall I think somebody with an IQ higher than Steven Avery should keep track.

    • XbotMK1

      “Except PSN has been down twice this year”


      “I’m guessing the biggest Sony fanboy around won’t keep accurate info”

      That is funny coming from a Microsoft drone. How can a fabricate the score when it is proven with facts and evidence, Microsoft drone?

      “Factorying in he’s already skewing the results”

      You’re the one lying. That is all you Microsoft drones do because you don’t have facts to support the dying brand you’re loyal to. Everything I stated is proven Microsoft drone.

      “What if you are off your meds?”

      Says the guy who is using an alternate account Psionicinversion. If you weren’t so mentally challenged you might realize that I can’t fabricate the score when it is supported by factual evidence.

      You’re trying to damage control for your dogsh*t Xbox Live service. You don’t want people to know the truth so you can keep brainwashing people in to thinking Xbox Live isn’t down nearly as often.

    • Tech junkie

      I’m a PC gamer not sure why you think I’m so pro xbox.

      At least I know another one of your fake accounts now

    • ShoNuff

      Never went down. No idea what they’re talking about

    • XbotMK1

      Facts say otherwise.

    • ShoNuff

      No I stated the facts. Xbox live was in use from 8am to 4am, at my house, with no interruptions. More than likely it only affected a small number of users.

    • super6646

      PSN’s entire netowrk was down for over a day. The XBL problem only affected a few people. I personally had no problems.

  • Terminator

    “What are your thoughts on the outage and its cause?”
    Its sad some Xbox gamers weren’t able to play online for a few hours, luckily I wasn’t affected, but thankfully it was resolved and for its cause there could be many but what matters is that it was resolved and Xbox gamers where able to get back to playing online.
    Keep up the good work gamingbolt don’t let children tell you how to do your job just because they need something to cling too.

    • XbotMK1

      “Bu…bu…bu…bu….but didn’t effect me”

      Look at that damage control coming from one of Microsoft’s biggest hypocrite drones. You sound exactly like the people you were attacking when they stated they didn’t have any issues when PSN was having issues . You’re a known liar, hypocrite, and Microsoft drone who lacks credibility.

      “Keep up the good work Gamingbolt. Don’t let children tell you how to do your job just because they need something to cling to.”

      You just told them how to do their job, by telling them not to let children tell them what to do. LOL Exactly like what you’re doing.

      “Just because they need something to cling to.”

      What’s the matter Terminator? Don’t want Gamingbolt reporting when Xbox Live has issues so people don’t find out the truth and how Xbox Live has been a dogsh*t service?

    • Terminator

      LOL the well known PS Drone Corporate Slave Hypocrite Fanboy who loves spinning things as usual to fit his worthless fanboy agenda is talking about credibility. LOL Thanks for admitting that you need to cling to Xbox Live being down to have some ammo to be able to say anything at all.

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