Xbox Live Issues for Titanfall and Forza 5

March 25, 2014 by Samantha Lienhard - Leave a comment


If you’re having trouble with Xbox Live today, you’re not alone. Earlier today, some players encountered issues playing GTA V and Call of Duty: Ghosts during scheduled maintenance work, but even though the maintenance is over, some problems remain. Now, Forza 5 players are encountering difficulties, and the Titanfall servers are down.

The Titanfall issue seems to be coming along, as some players in the US have reported success. However, European players are still unable to play. Keep an eye on Microsoft’s official Xbox Live Status page to see the current situation.

These things happen from time to time, but it can be frustrating, especially in an online-only game like Titanfall. Let us know what you do instead when your planned gaming time is cut short by server issues.

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Xbox Live Issues Should be Resolved

March 12, 2014 by Staff - Leave a comment


Microsoft has resolved the issues with Xbox Live, so players should be good to go. If you’re still experiencing difficulties Microsoft’s support page provides some solutions. You can try to power cycle your Xbox One by holding down the power button for five seconds to power it down, and then turning it back on after 30 seconds. If that doesn’t work, you might also unplug it after you power it down.

Hopefully this incident won’t damage Titanfall’s reception too much. As we mentioned yesterday, the timing couldn’t have been worse. Numerous players sent out angry Tweets about how they couldn’t play, and the whole thing cast a shadow over Titanfall’s launch.

Let us (but especially Microsoft) know if you continue to experience difficulties.

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Xbox Live’s Issues Aren’t Due to Titanfall

March 11, 2014 by Staff - Leave a comment


If you’ve been trying to play online Xbox One games today, such as the newly-released Titanfall, you might be having a little trouble. Xbox Live is experiencing widespread difficulties on the Xbox One, and Microsoft issued a service alert saying that it is in a “limited” state.

In this limited state, many users are unable to log in. All other features are listed as “up and running,” but really, if you can’t log in, that doesn’t do you much good.

An obvious culprit would be the sheer number of people who flooded the servers to play Titanfall, but Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb posted a Tweet denying that Titanfall is to blame.

He may be right, but this still puts a damper on Titanfall’s launch day. It’s hard to imagine a worse time for Xbox Live to break. We’ll keep you updated as we learn more. We can only hope they fix the problem soon.

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