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Xbox Live is back after an outage lasting several hours

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Illustration: The Verge

Xbox has resolved a widespread outage that prevented players from connecting to Xbox Live, playing online games, downloading games, or using other services for several hours. “Users should no longer be encountering issues signing in to Xbox Live and services,” Xbox says in a post on X. “Thank you for your patience, game on!”

Issues with Xbox Live seemed to have started around 2PM ET, with Downdetector reports beginning to rise around that time. At around 3PM ET, Xbox said it was “aware that some users have been disconnected from Xbox Live” and that the company started “investigating.”

Meanwhile, its status page said Xbox’s…

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