Xbox Party Chat, AWS, Twitch, PlayStation Network, and more are down right now

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Updated December 15, 2021: Outage reports appear to be trending downward for major internet services. This likely means that the outage is over or being fixed, but we'll have to wait for official confirmation.

What you need to know

  • Several major services on the web appear to be down, including AWS, Twitch, and PlayStation Network.
  • Xbox Party Chat also seems to be affected by the outage.
  • This is a developing story, and we'll update it as more information becomes available.

AWS, Twitch, PlayStation Network, and several major internet services appear to be down at the moment. Many of the services are powered by Amazon's technology, but there are outages that don't appear to be connected to AWS. Microsoft's Xbox Live also saw a spike in outage reports on Downdetector.

The outage affects a wide range of services and industries, including gaming through PlayStation Network and several businesses like Doordash.

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This is a developing story. We will update it as more information becomes available. As the cause of the outage is determined and addressed, it may take time for services to return for all users.

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