Why are the xbox servers down?
A: The short answer is that the Xbox Live is being updated. If you’ve been on recently, you may have noticed your achievements being reset. This is because of this update. Microsoft has decided to do this update tonight rather than at 2AM when everyone would be playing on their Xboxes anyway. It’s important to note that we don’t have any idea how long it will take for the servers to come back online. In other words, don’t go to bed yet.
A: The long answer is that Microsoft is performing a huge update to their store. If you’ve been on the Xbox live lately and are into buying things from Xbox Live Marketplace, then you may have noticed that there have been some changes. Xbox Live Marketplace isn’t updating automatically for everyone; it requires an update on the part of Microsoft itself. This update is also part of the reason that Xbox Live is down.
xbox live server issues – what’s going on?
A: You may have noticed on your screen when you try to play a multiplayer game of Call of Duty, you get an error message about not being able to connect. Many of the servers are down right now and it is affecting a number of games. Some people are speculating that this has something to do with the new Xbox dashboard.
Q: WHAT IS HAPPENING?
A: There are a number of problems being reported. Some people are getting errors saying there are no servers available, some are reporting that they can login to the servers but some games won’t load and/or crash when playing, others complain about not being able to sign in, another complains about failed synchronization for Call of Duty. There are a number of possible reasons for these problems and we’ll go over some of them.
Q: WHAT IS THE PROBLEM WITH CALL OF DUTY SERVERS?
The article below contains information on why Xbox Live servers might be down, how long they usually take to get back up, and some things that you can do until everything is fixed.
A: When the servers come back online, you will be able to play again. You won’t have to worry about any lost progress in your games. The only thing you will lose is the ability to keep playing online with your friends until everything is fixed. http://www.joystiq.com/2007/09/23/xbox-live-servers-go-down-today/ says that it will be back up at 1:30 AM GMT.
Q: Why is the Xbox Live down? What is Microsoft doing to fix it?
A1: There are a variety of reasons why there could be an issue with the servers, but that’s not something that we monitor. We’ll probably just try to stay away from them until they’re online again :).