Xbox Live down again, according to both the Xbox team and many reports on social media. This is the second time in just a few days.
According to a tweet from the Xbox team, the outage mainly affects sign-ups, account creation and searches, but those sign-ups are required to play many popular online games.
We are aware that some users are currently unable to log in and our teams are investigating this now. We will update when we have more information to share. Thanks for all the reports!
– Xbox support (@XboxSupport) August 30, 2019
The malfunction not only affects games such as Destination 2 or Fortnite, however, for which people must sign in to Xbox Live. Apps for Xbox such as Spotify, Plex and Amazon Video also require people to log in to an Xbox One console. The latest Xbox Live outage from Microsoft also prevented people from signing up for these apps.
Sites such as DownDetector, used by people to determine if there is a malfunction affecting a number of people, also show spikes in EA games, such as Apex Legendsand Playerunknown & # 39; s Battlefields. This shows a connection between the fact that Xbox Live is not available and people who cannot play their games.
When Xbox Live dropped out two days ago, the team took some time to get everything back in order. Before that, the Xbox Live service was not available for a few hours in January, which also caused black screens for many people.