Microsoft Xbox Live Core Services are down: here's what we know

Xbox users were hit with a frustrating error today, which caused a few of the gaming platform’s popular titles to error out. Some Xbox games require online services to function, and the dreaded Microsoft Xbox Live Core Services issues may prevent you from playing. Here’s what we know about today’s widespread outage and how it may affect you.

You may have been in a game and got booted out after today’s Microsoft Xbox Live Core Services outage. Games that require an internet connection and access to your Microsoft account may be unplayable for the time being. Luckily, Microsoft was notified of the issue immediately. They made it known that they are working on the problem and will resolve it as soon as possible.

The official Xbox Status page shows a major outage first reported at 3:15 PM EST on February 25. Outage issues were affecting Microsoft Xbox’s account and profile functionality on their platforms. Affected devices include Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Cloud gaming, mobile, and other web services.

According to the latest Tweet from the official Xbox Support Twitter account on February 25 at 4 PM EST, the team is aware of the issues that may affect users’ ability to sign-in. The team is working to investigate and resolve the issue and will provide an update whenever possible.

Microsoft Xbox Live Core Services are Down: How to Fix

There’s not much you can do to fix the issue aside from waiting patiently. Errors like this are entirely on Xbox’s end, so you’ll have to wait for them to resolve the problems. If there are official reports that the issues are resolved, but you’re still experiencing issues, you can reach out to the official Xbox Support team on Twitter and follow their steps.

You can monitor the status of Xbox services on the official Xbox Status page here