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Scheduled maintenance will impact Xbox 360 games and services on June 20

Microsoft has announced a scheduled maintenance period for June 20 that will impact Xbox 360 titles and services. Taking place between the hours of 4 a.m. and 6 a.m. ET (8 a.m. to 10 a.m. UTC), the maintenance will affect games and services on Xbox 360 and Xbox 360 backward compatibility on Xbox One.

During the maintenance period, Microsoft says, you may be disconnected from Xbox Live "one or more times" while playing. While maintenance is ongoing, you can check up on the status with the Xbox Live Status page (opens in new tab).

Aside from backward compatibility, it's important to note that this won't have any impact on Xbox One titles at all. Speaking of which, Microsoft recently announced Xbox 360 games will be joined by original Xbox titles on backward compatibility soon.

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7 Comments
  • so we'll just get annoying notifications about being disconnected from Xbox Live? And if we aren't playing an online game, that would be the extent of it, correct? Or is there more to it than that?
  • Did you know that you can set your status to "busy" on the 360 and you won't get status updates on the screen while playing? The best part is that when you turn your system back on, you are back to normal and don't have to think about turning notifications back on.
  • What about the achievements I unlock during the maintenance ? What if I unlock 300 point of achievements ?
  • Those will update when you reconnect to live. If you are offline, then you don't get a timestamp, but once you log back it is synchs your gamer card.
  • I don't think you can play 360 games on X1 while you are disconnected. I always have problems with it if I'm not connected.
  • Might be trying to fix the issue with gamepass games showing as available for download. I haven't bought game pass, but they let me play them.
  • or maybe fixing the gamescore issues, anyone noticed that only XBONE games cound towards the monthly total but not X360