Xbox One and 360 experiencing server issues, Titanfall and more currently affected [UPDATE]

UPDATE: Servers are back up and back to normal.

UPDATE MARCH 25 20:20

According to the Xbox support web site, all Xbox services are up and back to normal. Hopefully if you were affected by today's issues, you're still able to get in and play some Titanfall or Forza 5 tonight.

The original story appears below

Earlier today, some users were experiencing issues with Xbox Live services related to reported "scheduled maintenance," but new issues have sprung pointing at a possibly larger problem. While the maintenance primarily affected the online experience with Forza 5, issues now extend to Titanfall, Modern Warfare 3, and Halo 4.

As of 3:49:39 PM CST, Microsoft wrote on their official Xbox support site: "Are you running into connectivity issues when trying to play Titanfall or Forza 5? Are you having issues when trying to purchase in-game content bundles for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Fable Trilogy, Twisted Pixel, and Halo 4? Our team is engaged and working hard to get these issue resolved as quickly as possible. We appreciate your patience while our engineers investigate. Check back for an update in 30 minutes."

Microsoft says that users may experience issues:

  • Accessing all game features

  • Accessing or retrieving data stored using cloud storage

  • Capturing game videos

  • Joining other Xbox Live members in online games

  • Posting game performance or viewing the performance of other Xbox Live members

  • Purchasing content bundles

We'll update this story as it develops, but Titanfall's servers are currently offline and unavailable in the GameSpot office.

Justin Haywald is a senior editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @JustinHaywald

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Discussion

432 comments
pigboy
pigboy

Titanfall Server down? No problem, just play the single player mode first while the server is down.... wait!

Karmazyn
Karmazyn

So now I know why I could not play on Tuesday. Message I got was "Incorret Token".

blue_shift_91
blue_shift_91

these are issues isolated to only certain regions.

but don't tell the sony or pc fanboys. they'll freak out.

nep321a
nep321a

This is simply unacceptable. That's why I never buy Microsoft gaming products, ever. ONLY Sony and Nintendo.

Alucard_Prime
Alucard_Prime

Gamespot you party poopers....next time you put up a story like this, please do not update it when the issue is resolved, this way most of the Sony fanboys can converge in one place and stay there, we don't have to see their comments on every single Xbox One article for a few days.

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

I'll give Microsoft credit; when things do go wrong they seem to do a good job keeping everyone informed with their 30 minute updates.

That being said isn't this the second occasion Xbox Live has suffered faults since the BOne was released?

phillybro806
phillybro806

I'm never gonna get Titan Fall on 360 :(

Ayebang
Ayebang

hey Guy...

Don't you know that Gamespot is anti-Microsofr website.

Do not believe too much on negative news about Xbox 1.

Get_Shorty
Get_Shorty

Back on? But I didn't get a chance to talk smack about XBox Live lol

shidib09
shidib09

Yea i dont understand the point of this article I've playing Titanfall for the past 4 hours and have not been kicked off once weird maybe I'm just lucky :)

Romayo83
Romayo83

Never had this problem with TF.

No mention of why I can't download BF4: Naval strike either that was released yesterday for X1?!?!?

hotwog21
hotwog21

i thought cloud servers could never go down, only physical servers could :P :P :P :P 3,000,000 fake servers :O


buying1999
buying1999

OOOOOHHHHH  da' powwa' uv' da' cloud. ROFL

Burniz
Burniz

never had any issues playing last night!!!

Pewbert
Pewbert

Titanspot. Gotta please them EA paymasters.

slainta
slainta

Just imagine if the Xbone had to be always online. Paperbrick. The Xboxers should praise the Internet every day for avoiding it happening!!

ECH71
ECH71

Where is your god now Xbox? Where is your god now?


* Puts hands together and does an evil laugh... *

everson_rm
everson_rm

But but, xlive never went down!!!

neowarrior121
neowarrior121

see this is what happens when you xbots and MS boast about a network being perfect or "better" cause it just make you look stupid as hell when it fails.

neowarrior121
neowarrior121

ha "power of the cloud" more like danger of the fog 

MJ-X
MJ-X

teh powa ofda clowd

Ripper_TV
Ripper_TV

They have to give out huge refunds for this.

misssheila1
misssheila1

Wtf? Just want to play titanfall?!!!!! Grrr

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

But guys, the servers are now back to normal. See, teh cloud does work... most of the time. You people just like to hate.

wdma
wdma

Behold the powa of da cloud!
lol imagine MS continued with their online-only/DRM crap man i wish MS didn't listen

JackHoleFace00
JackHoleFace00

@nep321a  You're an idiot. I love how you make that statement as if Microsoft has this long history of "server issues" with the Xbox and Playstation has been nothing but flawless. Keep in mind, I own a Playstation myself. I just came here to read the predictable, idiotic comments from people such as yourself.

blackace
blackace

@hotwog21 It's 300,000 cloud servers. All servers can go down. It doesn't look like it effected everyone, but probably a certain region. M$ is usually very quick to get the issue resolved. XBL is rarely ever down.

MaP_Hagmen
MaP_Hagmen

@shinjuki I was playing diablo III with 3 of my mate when this was going on, weird never have an issue with Live

VakarianGirl
VakarianGirl

@shinjuki  Lucky you.  EVERY time my husband tries to play Forza 5, or I try to play a multiplayer game, the connection is screwed up.  Maybe it's us.....

trentr1983
trentr1983

Same. These ps guys though. Talking trash when xlive has a hiccup. Psn goes down a lot. And for extended amounts of time. Yet here they are. The pot calling the kettle black.

Radnen
Radnen

@neowarrior121  Oh and I bet it makes you feel good to attack like a troll. I never understand people like you; I genuinely like both consoles and see nothing wrong. Other servers go down for all kinds of other reasons, yet somehow they just don't seem to bring out your kind of attitude. Why is it so much 'us and them'?


Why do people like you persistently give a damn about xbots? Jesus, for someone who obviously dislikes them, you rant about it. It's not just you. Damnit. Why can't people just shut up and enjoy games, for games sake? Why are all comments here fucking terrible and vehement and bitter. Why can't we talk about games? Personal Achievements? Memories? Game Design? Stuff gamers like myself WANT to talk about but get fucking annoyed by "xbot this" and "PS4 that".


I get it. Everyone here is a thirteen-year-old 'told you so'. It must be true. Gotta be. I weep for the modern gamer, oh I terribly do.

phbz
phbz

@wdma  You are completely right. IMO xbox live is a excellent service, yet this things just show how out of touch were MS executives when planning some of the initial aspects of X1. No wonder Don Mattrick is now working for Zynga. 

jakesnakeel
jakesnakeel

@trentr1983  You should jump over to the playstation forum when psn goes down. It's full of xbox guys doing the same thing you complain about..

neowarrior121
neowarrior121

@trentr1983  thats weird last time i checked step for scheduled updates psn hasn't been down for 6 months, LIVE been down or had problem 3 times since then.  

neowarrior121
neowarrior121

@Radnen @neowarrior121  grow the hell up, use logic if people don't complain and show shortcoming about anything  how you expect for people to improve. life isnt as easy as pointing out what everyone knows. if you don't actually challenge anything then theres no improvment full stop. your right i probably could of made the statement nicer and pleasant but that doesn't prove a point, thats the point of the statement, there no need for me to "prove myself" because the proof is the very article you are on. LIVE is meant to be the best that MS can offer and is know to be reliable and secure and its MS's fault for bosting this when it can fail, so showing up its shortcomings is a given. you simply don't even understand a logical point and a troll statement either, like my statement is to make them feel stupid so they don't post fanboy comment improving the comment section for the future and you are simply defending the practice of not stopping it making it more like "13 year old i told you so" not less.

get your head out your ass and come back to reality, don't state you "weep for a modern gamers" when it seems you dont even know what a modern gamer is,  in an ideal world we all probably would like to say and do half the things you said but it ant going to happen, don't try and make yourself beyond people by saying your a proper gamer either its you simply trying to be above somthing but not actually doing anything about it. if we all became like you it would be even worse not better, everyone would be the same but now nobody would do anything, nobody would agree and we would all complain about complaining in a never ending complaint, saying something bad about someone or something can give positive results learn that and think more then about why people do things and not complain about everything you don't understand.   

repetitious
repetitious

Simple. Neo is a loser.

Anyone doing that much bashing over a hiccup that affected only a few, calling it a fail, is just a very stupid loser. But he probably doesn't want to compare down times to his beloved psn.

neowarrior121
neowarrior121

@repetitious  im the "loser" when you cant actually agree on anything logical, cause you're so petty. you would probably argue against me if i said the world is round. all you do is personal attacks on people all day, still to this day iv not actually seen you contribute anything to any article ever. you just argue with people.