What you need to know
- Xbox Live is down for many gamers around the world right now.
- Some people can't sign in, while others can't play purchased content.
- Xbox Support is aware of the problem and working towards a solution.
Updated August 28, 2019: Xbox Live is back up after an hour-long outage.
You aren't alone. A few moments ago, thousands of Xbox Live users flooded Twitter and other forms of social media saying that they couldn't sign into Xbox Live. If they were able to sign in, they couldn't play any games. We were able to verify these games and can say that they're definitely taking place right now on a global scale. Luckily, Xbox Support is aware of the problem and have promised to provide an update as soon as one is available.
We've seen reports that users are having trouble signing in. We have teams working on it now! We'll update you with additional details as soon as we can.— Xbox Support (@XboxSupport) August 28, 2019
In the meantime, if you aren't game sharing, we would recommend going offline to play your games. That way you'll be able to sign in and access all the single-player titles you own. However, you won't be able to play any multiplayer games until Xbox Live services are restored. We'll keep you posted as soon as we know more.
Best of the best
Xbox Game Pass gives you access to over 200 games for one monthly fee. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate also adds Xbox Live Gold to the package so you can play online with your friends.
Jump into digital
Ditch the discs
Secure your Xbox One S: All-Digital Edition today, Microsoft's new and ambitious disc-less console. It's the cheapest Xbox One ever made, bundled with three downloadable games like Forza Horizon 3.
Excellent and affordable Xbox accessories
Up your Xbox experience with one (or all) of these budget accessories, all of which are approved by the gamers of Windows Central.
PowerA Play & Charge Kit for Xbox One ($15 at Amazon)
This charging kit keeps your Xbox One wireless controllers juiced up, and it offers batteries for two controllers. At just $15, this is hands-down our favorite budget charging companion.
ElecGear 4 Port USB Xbox One S Hub ($19 at Amazon)
This brilliant little USB splitter hub attaches perfectly to the side of your Xbox One S console. It's ideal for use with chargers, controllers, headsets, and more.
Controller Gear stand ($13 at Amazon)
Proudly display your Xbox gamepads with this stylish and functional stand. The licensed design is minimalist and black, and it has a hidden storage compartment, making the price of $13 a real steal.
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