Xbox Suffers 'Major Outage' As Servers Go Down For Most Players

Update: This issue has now been fixed, with the official Xbox status returning to "up and running".

Original story: Xbox has been suffering from some technical difficulties today, with lots of players reporting that they've been unable to connect to Xbox Live (or the "Xbox Network") over the past couple of hours. You're not alone!

This has been confirmed as a "major outage" by Team Xbox, described as the following:

"You may not be able to sign-in to your Xbox profile, may be disconnected while signed in, or have other related problems. Features that require sign-in like most games, apps and social activity won't be available."

If you're reading this a bit later and still experiencing the issue, it's probably because the problem hasn't been fixed yet! You can check the status of the Xbox servers over on the official "Xbox Status" webpage.

For those who are happy to play offline, we've got a guide about how to play Xbox games offline elsewhere on Pure Xbox, but keep in mind that you may face issues if you haven't set your Xbox as your "Home" console in the past.

Have you been having problems with Xbox today? Let us know down in the comments section below.