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This article was published on March 21, 2017

Xbox Live goes down during major game release and gamers are furious (Updated)

Xbox Live goes down during major game release and gamers are furious (Updated)
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Rachel is a writer and former game critic from Central Texas. She enjoys gaming, writing mystery stories, streaming on Twitch, and horseback Rachel is a writer and former game critic from Central Texas. She enjoys gaming, writing mystery stories, streaming on Twitch, and horseback riding. Check her Twitter for curmudgeonly criticisms.

Microsoft’s been having a bad day, and gamers are not happy about it.

Xbox Live is down for the bazillionth time, and Microsoft still hasn’t fixed anything after hours of reports.

A look at the Xbox Live status page shows both of the services as “limited” (no kidding, Microsoft). Effected platforms include everything Xbox-related, and users can’t sign in, search, or buy anything.

https://twitter.com/Jeff_Girmus/status/844256333717102592

This is a particularly thorny day for service to go down, because two big events in gaming are today: The release of Mass Effect Andromeda, and the release of new tank hero Orisa in Overwatch. If you wanted to participate in either of those things, Xbox One gamers, tough luck!

Orisa and Andromeda in one day, was going to be epic.” –Belletrix, Reddit

Hopefully Microsoft gets the service back online soon.

Update (2/22/2017): XBL is back up, but strangely, the Xbox One Poker Central app is still down.