Xbox Live down on Dec 25, joins CE-34861-2

By Daniel Chubb - Dec 25, 2014

Xbox Live is now down on December 25 and joins hours of problems with Sony’s PSN with both online gaming, along with the PS Store down with different error codes. The latest is CE-34861-2, which happens when you head to the PlayStation Store and different to the E-8200013A sign-in issue.

In regard to Xbox Live, we already knew that Lizard Squad wanted to take Xbox One and 360 gamers offline for Christmas Day. It’s currently unclear if this group are the ones behind the current problems, although we will know in the coming hour if that’s the case.


Lizard Squad normally like to shout about any servers they take down on their Twitter account, which looks to be at @lizardmafia. At the time of publish, the latest tweet is 9 hours old, so this outage might not be related to the group known for DDOS attacks.

Xbox Live down on Dec 25

Is Xbox Live down for you today and if so, what city are you located in and what country? We will update Product Reviews readers with the status of Microsoft’s online gaming platform shortly, and of course if this downtime is anything to do with Lizard Squad.

Have you had issues accessing PSN today and if so, was the CE-34861-2 error code one that you received?

Update: we are also hearing that the official Xbox Live Status page isn’t working for a number of users. In fact, we couldn’t access from the UK just moments ago. The last time we looked, everything was online other than a couple of apps on this official status page.

Update 2: This is a Lizard Squad attack as confirmed on Twitter. This includes down, which looks to be the biggest outage in a day for gamers.

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  • Pat G

    PSN is down. PHILIPPINES.

  • Mariah Miskelly

    Myrtle Beach, SC. Down. Fresh out of the box, error code (ce-34861-2)

  • Anton

    Can’t login on my PS4 I got for Christmas, but PSN on my PS3 works 100% for some reason… Norway

  • lee richards

    Xbox live down in teeside uk

  • Joey Mcleod

    Xbox live is down canada Saskatchewan

  • Joey Mcleod

    I agree with you drknss I couldn’t play anything it was frustrating and a pain in the neck I tryed to download assassins creed black flag and unity and its a new xbox one and what time should the servers be up by I hope it’s tomorrow I was trying to play destiny when the update was at 80% it immediately stopped they should be located and stop doing all dis crap

  • drknss

    Fort Oglethorpe Ga down. If it is hackers doing this then they just all need to be shot in the head. Their is nothing more annoying than messing with someone’s freedom just for your pleasure. Hiding behind your dad’s computer in you’re mom’s house. I hope they locate you soon and prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law. Since the govt won’t use capital punishment on you at least they can put you in maximum security where someone can show you the meaning of getting hacked.

  • hey man

    finally got in in PA. xbox 1