Xbox Live was down yesterday, the day Titanfall came out, leaving a very bad taste in the mouths of those who purchased the console for the game — that’s also on PC, and releases on Xbox 360 in two weeks. Microsoft, for it’s part, is now claiming that the problems have been fixed and that the service is now accessible. The firm also gave ways to log in if users are still having problems signing in the regular way.
Thanks for your patience, Xbox Live is good to go! Try these specific steps to get back in the game now: http://t.co/iakwR3sZDz ^CW
— Xbox Support (1-5) (@XboxSupport) March 12, 2014
According to Xbox Support, this is how to log in to Xbox Live if you’re still having problems signing in the normal way:
“Power cycle your Xbox One console
Follow these steps to power cycle your Xbox One Console:
- While the console is on, press and hold the console’s Xbox button for 5 seconds.
- The console will power down.
- Wait 30 seconds, and then turn your console back on by again pressing the Xbox button.
Note If your console is in Instant-On power mode, the above steps will shut the console completely off. Instant-On mode, or the ability to turn on your console by saying “Xbox On,” won’t be enabled until you restart the console.”
Many users became frustrated with Xbox Live yesterday because the service went down when the Xbox One’s most anticipated game released, locking gamers out of Xbox Live for up to 6 hours. Nonetheless, if the service is back up like Microsoft has claimed, all should be well.