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Xbox Live is currently down for people everywhere (updated)

So much for ignoring work this afternoon.

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UPDATE 5/6/2022 3:31 PM EST: Xbox Live users should now have their services restored. Xbox Support has tweeted that Xbox Live and Cloud gaming functionality has been restored. You can find the original report below.

If you were hoping to spend a little bit of this lovely Friday afternoon getting some gaming in, then bad news. Reports are coming in that Xbox Live is down for many people.

According to Downdetector, reports started spiking shortly after 2:15 PM EST, and presently there are 1,314 reports.

We will continue to update this report in real-time as more information comes in, so feel free to keep refreshing this page for the latest information about the Xbox Live outage.

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Xbox Live is down

It is currently unknown what is the cause of the outage, but it seems to only be Xbox Live services experiencing an issue right now.

Outage reports are coming in from the US, as well as Mexico. One Downdetector commenter notes, “Can’t access my Rainbow Six game. I can access media apps like Hulu, Netflix, etc.” Another notes that “all digitally downloaded games are unplayable.”

The Xbox status page now shows the outage

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Microsoft has now updated the Xbox Live Status page to reflect the outage occurring for “Cloud gaming & remote play” and “games & gaming.”

The official Xbox Support Twitter account has also chimed in now, adding credibility to the outage reports.

We will continue to update this post as more information is made available.

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