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Xbox Live down at Skyrim Hearthfire release

It couldn’t have happened on a more inconvenient day, but right now Xbox Live is down at the exact Skyrim Hearthfire release time, which is not confirmed to be related but also has not been denied either. Early downloaders managed to sign in on their Xbox 360 and start the Skyrim Hearthfire download, which weighed in at just 75MB with a similarly small price of just 400MP.

We have just tried to sign in and get downloading, only to find out that we couldn’t connect to Xbox Live. After a quick look at the official Xbox Live status page you’ll notice problems being reported. You can see a screenshot below that shows that Microsoft are aware of the problem and working to correct the issue, which hasn’t been named.

You won’t be able to sign into Xbox Live from the online website or your console, although we’ll update you as soon as Xbox Live is back up and with any response we get from officials.

Is Xbox Live down for you, and if so what country are you trying to sign in from? We’ve tried in the UK, and have work colleagues in France and the US, all confirming problems signing in.

If you want to know a little more about the story behind Skyrim Hearthfire, then you should see our earlier article that takes a look at this. The lack of Dawnguard on PS3, the first Skyrim DLC, and also the possibility of the second DLC not making it to the PS3 has been explored in this article. There has been mixed reactions, which include some people understanding that there are a number of teams working on different projects, but others just want all the focus to be on fixing the PS3 issue. Feel free to share your thoughts on this.

The biggest problem PS3 owners have is the lack of feedback from Bethesda, and when they did finally give more details hearing that the “PS3 is powerful” and that there could never be a fix, well these words speak volumes. We are sure you’ve seen the official Skyrim Hearthfire trailer, but if not then you can see it here. Have you managed to download the second Skyrim DLC yet, or are you still having problems signing in to Xbox Live?

Written by Daniel Chubb

Daniel is the CEO of Dansway Communications LTD and founder of product-reviews.net; a top blog dedicated to breaking tech news, hands-on reviews and delivers real solutions to everyday consumer electronics hang-ups.

Daniel now spends his time keeping an eye on the latest technology and business trends. Also developing other blogs/news sites in the entertainment and business industries.

Contact Daniel Chubb: daniel@product-reviews.net

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John
John

Rahh Skyrim DLC is in bits, first no/delayed DLC for PS3 and now this… COME ON BETHESDA!

Annika Eunomia

Downloaded Hearthfire last night, played around for a few hours with it but it kept locking up. Now my Xbox is running VERY slow. Finally got to the storage page and every file on on my hard drive that was downloaded from Xbox live, ever, is corrupted. Nothing is running now. Related???

mandy
mandy

NZ and yea it went down for me. I was in party when it happened and now I cannot partyup with that same friend. Frustrating much?

jarl
jarl

pokemon is bebber

Phillip Overton
Phillip Overton

As of approximately mid afternoon uk time Xbox live was back up and downloaded heartfire

jarl
jarl

pokemon black and white 2 is the better game!!

mustard
mustard

You still can’t sign in, in Afghanistan, what is wrong?

mustard
mustard

Still down in india, no sign of it coming back

Nico
Nico

From NZ here, downloaded with no problems 2-3 hours ago. To start visit a town and you get a note from a courier saying talk to the Jarl’s steward in Falkreach, and the courier mentions visiting the Riften orphanage about adopting children. Visit the steward to buy Lakeview Manor, and head over there it. I have so far built a large house (with a garden, stables and animal pen but without many fittings), bought lumbar, planted some plants, stole some honeycomb…and been attacked by two packs of vampires and a blood dragon. Don’t know if I want to adopt kids… Read more »

xDoz3
xDoz3

The “Extras” thing seems to working just fine in greece..:D now i just have to figure out how to get the house building thing started, i only got a letter from the orphanage so far..

Arvey Jay
Arvey Jay

It’s back in Australia. Hearthfire is there all seems ok. Website’s still showing the server runtime error but from consolle is ok.

Derek Geraghty
Derek Geraghty

VERY intermittent in the UK… one minute XBOX live was there, the next it was gone!

Sam
Sam

Server Error in ‘/’ Application in manchester, uk

Kirojanic
Kirojanic

Still down in south africa…really hope it gets up and running soon

Aaron
Aaron

Downloading as we speak 🙂 ireland 01;44

jack
jack

6:39 still down in colorado

marhorn
marhorn

Never seen Xbl go down for more than a few hours….not like months (ahem)
And besides….could be worse….could not be getting Hearthfire at all…….

Rusted cage
Rusted cage

Pascale, me too. But search the add ons and you’ll see hearthfire.

fatalmaddog11
fatalmaddog11

In Missouri go to sky rim in games then go extras and go to the last box it should pop up

Daniel Lay

Australia, Queensland. Can finally connect

Aaron
Aaron

Xbox live is back up but no hearthfire in marketplace Ireland 1.35

Blacksad
Blacksad

Down in Belgium

Fox
Fox

Cant even connect to xbox live at all via console , The main site gives me a runtime, so cant check forums.
United States 8:28am.

Luke Sapuppo

Can’t get on the xbox live site either 🙁

Amy
Amy

Managed to download Hearthfire completely, but dont know where or how to start. Saw the cutscene for Hearthfire though. -London UK

Pascale Sanchez
Pascale Sanchez

Back up in Saudi Arabia, marketplace appears to have issues. No HEARTHFIRE showing and it says that I haven’t downloaded Dawnguard yet.

Kevin
Kevin

Still down in England 1:27pm

Toby
Toby

To start Hearthfire a courier gives you a note to visit the Orphanage in Riften

winter
winter

still down in NZ. -_-

Necro
Necro

Try searching for hearthfire in skyrim its near the back of all the extras. I just found it and got it

Ryan Schultz

(update) as of 6:21 in Colorado all is accounted for, Hearthfire successfully downloaded.

Josh
Josh

It’s up for me and I’m in UK. I downloaded Hearthfire no prob, and I’ve got the letter about adopting already so it’s working. Just looking for how to start.. housebuilding now.

(North east uk)

WakeyJames
WakeyJames

Something is fubar, it wants me to spend 1600 points on Dawnguard even though I bought it already

Jimmy
Jimmy

Down in Perth west aus too

steady301
steady301

ive just got on…and downloaded hearthfire, dont know how to start my home though lol

Midnightkat Thompson

Oh boohoo the elder scrolls should never have been on ps3 anyways it needs to stay with xbox and the pc.

Kat
Kat

In Essex and it’s working now but I can’t seem to send messages or start a party or private chat 🙁

Blake
Blake

Australia 10:14pm. Managed to log on to Live but there was no Hearthfire under Skyrim. Also, it appears that the Marketplace itself is broken. It wasn’t showing up any of my previous purchases. I went into Dawnguard and it said “Purchase” instead of “Download Again:.

chrisinjersey
chrisinjersey

down in jersey uk looks like its deleted my profile and wont let me redownload it, after trtying 15 times to sign in with a no gold membership it eventually let me sign in to live

xX WAT3RLIF3 Xx
xX WAT3RLIF3 Xx

not working here in uk halfway through browsing marketplace and it crashed

Adz Dunn

its bk on in the uk and im d/ling it now 😀

Adam "NovaC0re" Persson
Adam "NovaC0re" Persson

Been down for like 2 hours in Sweden.
First i went nuts and thought that my xbox were stupid, but later found out that some friends have the same problem, and many others too. Someone thought that it may be because of a beta-release of an Dashborad update comming this fall.

And by the way, thank you for posting this, it makes it somewhat more.. “Official” than my own thoughts on what may be going on.

angry
angry

search Hearthfire, showed up after a couple tries.

ohio4life330
ohio4life330

Down in ohio 8:12 am. Nott sure what’s going on an update would be great

Iron Ravyn
Iron Ravyn

Look under the skyrim title, for some reason it doesn’t show up under new add ons

Annoyed
Annoyed

Stop spamming comments

WakeyJames
WakeyJames

Its back up here in the UK, but a quick check in the download games shows no DLC for Skyrim. Have they pulled Hearthfire?

Shaideru
Shaideru

Down in Qatar

Iron Ravyn
Iron Ravyn

It let me on but I had to sign out of my profile and try to download hearthfire without being signed in. Then I was asked to sign in and did so with no issues.

angry
angry

down till about 8 am in Ontario, Canada. back up now, but no Hearthfire download anywhere

Rogue
Rogue

It’s down Worldwide.

imadogruff
imadogruff

Im up here in Vancouver and its up and working at 5:06am, no idea where to start though….

raefuun
raefuun

It’s been down for me in Illinois since at least 4:45am Central Time, now going on 7:03am. Glad I’m paying for this! lol

kipp
kipp

Well that sucks. Give it a sec and it might show up

Karl
Karl

Managed to sign in now here in the UK but Hearthfire hasn’t shown up anywhere.

kipp
kipp

Yeh I t the same problem. I tests are fine but no log in. Lucky I grabbed it quick 🙂

VINCELOT
VINCELOT

im down, swansea, wales, uk

Daniel Lay

It just corrupted my Xbox. Great.

Arvey Jay
Arvey Jay

Same as kipp here. Network test shows all running fine, but loggin into website and onto live impossible. Website shows lines of code and no UI at all.

Connor
Connor

I have been on since early in the morning in the UK, and it hasn’t gone down for me.

the draven crow
the draven crow

1pm England, working fine, downloaded hearthfire no problem.

dood
dood

yea im getting a weird website when i try on the computer but getting the same as kipp in nc too

MeatWood
MeatWood

It’s 7:57am here in north Carolina. Still cannot connect. Says service alert below live status. And yet all the live status, Xbox stores, accounts, and matchmaking, are up.. Strange..

Arvey Jay
Arvey Jay

down in australia as well!

kipp
kipp

I’m in Australia and I just managed to get it before live went down. 🙂

Ryan Schultz

as of 5:57, it is still down in Colorado..

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