Microsoft’s Xbox LIVE gaming service unavailable for some users

By Tom Warren, on 3rd Oct 11 5:16 pm with 12 Comments


Microsoft warned on Monday that their Xbox LIVE service is currently down for some users.

The software giant issued a service alert on Monday warning of potential problems signing into the Xbox LIVE service on consoles, PCs and from “We are aware of the problem and are working to resolve the issue. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience,” said a Microsoft spokesperson, confirming the issues. Microsoft’s Larry Hryb (@majornelson) took to Twitter to confirm the problems too. “Yup, Xbox LIVE has a little case of the Monday blues. If you can’t sign in, we are aware of it and working as quickly as possible to resolve,” said Hryb.

Xbox LIVE users experienced an outage affecting Microsoft’s online services on September 21. The outage prevented users from creating new accounts or recovering existing ones on different consoles. Microsoft’s latest outage comes after a significant problem with the company’s online services on September 8. A corrupted DNS configuration on September 8 led to a mass outage of Hotmail, SkyDrive, Office 365 and MSN. The problems prevented a large number of people from accessing their Hotmail email messages for around three hours on September 8.

Microsoft recommends that Xbox LIVE users follow @xboxsupport or for the latest news on the ongoing outage.

  • Prashant

    First time ever in my life, I’m experiencing service outage from Microsoft!

    • Guest

      Yeah, they seem to do a better job with XBL than they manage on their cloud services.

  • Kehoe31

    I was on gears 3 and it went off thanks Microsoft il get a penalty and ratio damaged


      awwww…..poor thing…. GET A F%&ING LIFE !! Jesus….

    • Monkey D Black

      dude, relax, that’s his interest not yours. back the hell down. if he’s into games so much then so be it. it’s not your life.  why don’t you go deal with your F%&ing life? and leave the dude alone, huh?

    • Emi Cyberschreiber

      how funny. you are telling him “its not your life” “his interest not yours” but you are doing the exact same think as BLITZKRIEG80? getting in his life and then telling him to relax and dont express what he thinks the other guy deserves? then you used the ” deal with your F%&ing life” so yeah… exactly like BLITZKRIEG80 :).

      people is amazing this days. telling someone to do the exact thing they are doing. ;)

  • Monkey D Black

    Those hackers are trying, they’re really trying…but I’m glad Microsoft is keeping them at bay

    • Anonymous

      Unlike Sony, I doubt xbox Live will ever be taken down for a whole month.

  • Anonymous

    Good thing most Americans are either at work or at school.  Sorry to the rest of the world though.

  • Gamer

    Its back now.

  • Beto

    I’m in Brazil, São Paulo, and I’m at home right now recovering myself from a serious throat-ache. When I tried to have some fun with Black Ops, I found out that Xbox Livre Brazil is out. :((

  • Anonymous

    Another reason to go iCloud. 100% up time.