Two-Hour PSN Maintenance Scheduled for Tonight [UPDATE]

Routine maintenance will also see Sony deploy some "improvements" to the PSN.

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[UPDATE] PlayStation Network's scheduled downtime happens tonight at 9:30 PM and is expected to last two hours.

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The PlayStation Network servers will be impacted for a period of two hours next week as Sony completes regular maintenance for the online network, the company has announced.

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The maintenance period, which will also see Sony deploy some "improvements" to the PSN, will take place on Monday, April 18, starting at 9:30 PM PST. As stated, it's expected to take two hours to be completed.

"Anyone who already has an account can still sign in to their PlayStation Network profile, play games, and use most applications while this maintenance is carried out," Sony explained.

However, during the maintenance period, users will not be able to access account management, PlayStation Video, and the PlayStation Store.

"We apologize for any inconvenience, " Sony said. "We strive to ensure that PlayStation Network services are available at all times, but occasionally we must take PlayStation Network offline to perform essential maintenance and implement feature enhancements.

"We are working hard to reduce the duration of each maintenance."

This maintenance period follows the PS4's big 3.5 update that was released earlier this month. Check out this post to see all of the features that it came with.

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