Xbox Live Issues on Xbox One Impacting Matchmaking [UPDATE: FIXED]

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[UPDATE] Microsoft has now reported that the problems have been fixed.

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Xbox Live is having problems again. Microsoft today issued a service alert, informing users that matchmaking services on Xbox One aren't running smoothly at the moment.

The service alert states that impacted services include "joining other Xbox Live members in online games." Fortunately for fans, Microsoft is on the case.

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"Issues with Matchmaking? We're on it! Our team is engaged and hard at work trying to get everything back to normal. Thanks so much for your patience while we work. We'll update you again when we know more."

Microsoft reports that Xbox Live "core" services like signing in, as well as Xbox Store functionality, remains online and in working order.

We will update this post as new details become available regarding this Xbox Live issue.

It's been something of a tough start to 2016 for Microsoft as it relates to Xbox Live issues. Before today, issues with the service popped up just a few days ago, on March 24. Before that, problems were reported in January and then again in February. In some cases, the issues blocked players from downloading and even playing their games. Even Snoop Dogg wasn't happy, saying in a video, "What the **** is you doin', Bill Gates?!"

In the wake of these problems, it's possible that Microsoft will compensate Xbox Live users in some way, according to Microsoft's Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb.

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