The Xbox network has been largely stable in the past, but everything turned out differently on May 6: probably due to server issues, the Xbox network crashed and caused problems for many Xbox gamers. Among other things, it was not possible to start Game Pass games and purchases could no longer be processed. Sometimes error messages may still appear.
Issue with Xbox network – These issues have happened and may continue to happen
The Xbox network is the backbone of all Xbox services, so an interruption can have significant consequences. And that’s exactly what happened on May 6, much to the chagrin of many Xbox fans. The Microsoft Store and Xbox Cloud Gaming as well as Digital Games (via windowscentral) were (and still are) affected.
The list of errors:
- Issues purchasing content from the Microsoft Store, including games, DLCs, microtransactions, accessories
- Issues with subscriptions including Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Live Gold, etc.
- Issue launching Xbox Cloud Gaming sessions from any device
- Issues launching and playing digital games, especially titles that are part of a subscription service like Xbox Game Pass
Xbox Issues and Disruptions – Here’s the Current Status
Microsoft’s support page now writes on Twitter that the issues have been resolved. Also on the official status page, all checkmarks are now green.
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Occasional error messages: However, the comments below the tweet indicate that some people are still having trouble launching and playing games from Game Pass.
“It still doesn’t work. I’ve been trying to start State of Decay 2 since you wrote everything works again,” wrote Twitter user @alexotaz, for example. “I still can’t play games on my Xbox,” says @zaczillac1988. Xbox Support’s latest tweet also includes calls for a refund for lost Xbox Game Pass time.
So keep an eye on the Xbox support page as well as on the dedicated Twitter channel!
And you guys, are you still having problems with the Xbox network?