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

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.

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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 support.xbox.com 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 Xbox.com down, which looks to be the biggest outage in a day for gamers.

Written by Daniel Chubb

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Noah Klima
Noah Klima

Oh and nothing actually works even though it says everything is fine I can’t view anything offline either. It just says “this content isn’t available at the moment”

Guest
Guest

Xbox 1

Noah Klima
Noah Klima

And I’m down in Minnesotait says everything is active but won’t let me sign in or use online features in games such as assassins creed when I was able to log in once over the whole day and then got kicked off again. On Xbox 1

Noah Klima
Noah Klima

Been trying to play since this morning can you not defend yourselfs against some teenagers Microsoft and Sony? I want to play my damn games already I paid for this, this should never happen.

Daito
Daito

Portland Oregon US Down since Early This Morning PS4 And XBOX 1

Bill H
Bill H

Brand spanking new, fresh out of the box PS4, and getting the error trying to sign on for the first time. I’ve been messing with it it for a bit and thought I would Google the error code. Low and behold I find this…. Way to kick this off on the right foot, Sony. ~Rolleyes~

Firefighter3707
Firefighter3707

Des moines ia ps4 down

cory
cory

San diego ca down

Hayden
Hayden

PSN down in Southern Arizona, I got a PS4 for Christmas and couldn’t log in since I hooked it up around 10:00 am

Niko baxter
Niko baxter

Stuttgart, Germany Down

Lady Anne
Lady Anne

Keep trying to log in. I haven’t been able to all day, but I tried a few minutes ago and was able to sign in. There are some features, like the store that are not available yet, but at least now I can log in to skype with family and play Assassins Creed Unity.

I do think services are slowly being restored.

Jamie Wilson
Jamie Wilson

Xbox one is working for me. – Illinois

Romain Audebert
Romain Audebert

Paris, France PSN (PS4) down since 2pm

F.S
F.S

Fife, UK PS4 Down

Bassick Freq
Bassick Freq

You should be thanking them for getting kids off games for one whole day on a family oriented holiday.

kyle
kyle

I’m in East kilbride, scotland, uk. Can’t sign in at all to xbl

Marcus
Marcus

Xbox live down in farnborough hants uk.

smelterguy
smelterguy

Vancouver BC down

Jenn
Jenn

Texas is down but I’m somewhat glad to at least see that it is not a failure of my console but of these idiots. Is it the same if it gives me this error code but says: the connection to the server has been LOST . ???

harley70
harley70

Just think how many children cannot play their new consoles today, because of those idiots.

Bw
Bw

Texas Ps4 down code CE-34861-2

Pissed off gamer
Pissed off gamer

West Iowa….DOWN

Jennifer Cochran
Jennifer Cochran

I have ps4 and I just got it…can’t play the game that came with it cause I have to download it and that isn’t possible. How annoying.

Jon
Jon

Down in Pennsylvania

knotjeff
knotjeff

Xbox live is working in minnesota.

steven
steven

UK ps4 PSN been down since 24/12/15 pm & still not up 24 hours later

Zelia BlackShadow
Zelia BlackShadow

For all those who wish to have fun on a day where you spend time with your family and friends… or don’t have any do to the fact of personal situations… These so called “attacks” are a BS excuse for others to enjoy themselves in a purpose that is nonessential to everyday life. In my saying in order to have them “legally tracked down” and punished for government online safety protocols, they first must be a threat to your “online personal information” if hundreds of thousands of people are in the same situation and are not saying anything then nothing… Read more »

Gg
Gg

Kentucky, United States…. Down

313
313

Wtf is going on, them lizards gotta go back where they beLong. Stealing our connection, what’s next on their wack christmas list?…

RyLe
RyLe

XBL down in Ottawa, Canada

Derek Friedrich
Derek Friedrich

Excuse me but this seems a little ridiculous, I mean this is like the one day of the year Microsoft should prepare for right? Apparently they (Microsoft) fell asleep at the wheel, whether just Christmas day congestion or the virgin squad…. err I mean lizard squad sorry. It still shouldn’t matter, they should’ve been ready…..

Dngs
Dngs

Psn and xbox live down in glasgow

gsekes
gsekes

Swindon (England) down

F.R.L.
F.R.L.

San Luis Potosí,México… Down

V
V

Powell river by Canada still down…

john
john

liverpool down

Back from the dead
Back from the dead

they have a twitter page, why cant they be stopped?

Ryan
Ryan

PSN down in Ireland

Back from the dead
Back from the dead

Atlanta dwn 🙁

itsdownhere
itsdownhere

Staffordshire is down too

MYnameisJEFF55
MYnameisJEFF55

im not being funny but okay lets see PS3 got hacked a few years ago fair enough its free online so low security, i dont pay 40 a month for nothing on PS4 sort it out sony?

WrestlingGod
WrestlingGod

Down in Ireland >:-l

Stephanie Schriver
Stephanie Schriver

Down in Sussex, New Brunswick Canada

Generic name here
Generic name here

It’s down here in LA too! Thousand Oaks to be exact.

t
t

Marketing…

Ronny
Ronny

is anyone trying to download the initial update for Xbox one? hasn’t worked for me

scott
scott

@FinestSquad

Ak515
Ak515

Take this time to spend with your family’s old school but yeah theyre both down in Des Moines iowa as well.

jzlayer
jzlayer

PS store is down in AZ i cant even sign in

hackthehackers
hackthehackers

Unable to access PSN error code mentioned above… Thanks allot jerks!!! Its about time we start to hack the hackers for messing with our free time where we are just trying to have some entertainment. Clearly others lives lack such and their only purpose for existing is to cause problems for others. Best not to wake the sleeping giants… Let us play our games, if we cannot and we have to use our time for other things… We can surely do such and others might not like the outcome… Please leave entertainment alone. You want to go after something target… Read more »

chris
chris

West midlands is down uk I’d love to get my hands on the loosers who did this

chris
chris

What a crock not happy Christmas is meant to be a joyous day but I will never forget this for the rest of my days the lizard squad should never see daylight again

scott stams
scott stams

Let’s first start by NOT calling these buffoons hackers. “Hackers” are far more sophisticated while these kids are vandals. I usually do not side with companies like Sony or Microsoft, but in this case I hope they track down these losers and make examples of them.

Rich
Rich

sheffield uk btw

Rich
Rich

It’s not fair on all us innocent gamers that are paying a lot of money for this pleasure. Whoever s to blame….. just fix it. And Merry Christmas to all at Sony and Microsoft who must be working relentlessly to assist us all right now!!! including doing the honorable thing and offering us all a token gesture as an apology for this blip.! And pigs may fly

lakota
lakota

It says we’re working on it

lakota
lakota

Won’t even let me sign in on xbox 1

YoYoMah
YoYoMah

Down in The Windy City too! Can’t use Netflix

Daniel
Daniel

Will it be back up by tonight

lakota
lakota

Xbox live down in Arkansas us

Tyler Beck
Tyler Beck

Down in STL, Missouri

BS
BS

Down in SLC, UT. Shut off about an hour ago.

Cameron Scott Reicheneker
Cameron Scott Reicheneker

Down in Peoria, IL (Xbox)

Connor
Connor

I been playing online and the only problem I have is not able to download updates is anyone else having this problem. I don’t know why but West Virginia is connected to Xbox live and I have been loving The Crew.

Matt Murdoch
Matt Murdoch

Xbox live down in reading uk

Richard Chapman
Richard Chapman

they were warned about this why did they not take action to stop it.

@Rederizer
@Rederizer

xbox down in vancouver canada… damn dirk koreans

Richard Chapman
Richard Chapman

Down in the UK as well

anonymous
anonymous

PSN down
Hails from Texas

ticky
ticky

Down in Killeen, Tx. You shouldnt mess with a soldiers games.

JGS
JGS

Down in Boston, MA! My kids are pissed and so am I. (Xbox Live)

fred
fred

The lizard squad should be hung for this thousands of peoples Christmas has been ruined just because of some spotty little douche when they catch them they should have to say sorry to every person they spoilt Christmas for

JunioLRamos
JunioLRamos

Down in Fresno California
Xbox status web page and xbox live core services

Jesse
Jesse

Taking down the Xbox Live and PSN servers on Christmas Day deserves a punishment far worse than death! Once the FBI, CIA, NSA, whoever it is that is after them gets them they should wipe anyone associated with the lizard squad and anyone helping them out of existence meaning not only kill them but erase any traces that they even existed in the first place!

djnman
djnman

Trying to set up new Xbox 1 for my son, can’t do an update to get started! Killing us on Christmas! (This is in New Jersey).

Sebastian Gonzalez
Sebastian Gonzalez

I’ve been down since Christmas eve for me, My internet is perfect and my connection is perfect. Why cant me PS4 connect?

Robert Imhoff
Robert Imhoff

Cannot log in to PSN. 1:48 PM EST. Getting the CE-34861-2 and now a NW-31456-9. Damn Sony, fix this!

Kojiro Saitou
Kojiro Saitou

Bergen County, NJ. Like a lot of people I thought something happened to the xbox, and I was ready to wage war in my house. But soon discovered what really happened. Can’t play any of my games since I can’t even sign on under my GT. This seriously blows; “Merry Christmas you Filthy Animals!”

Lady Anne
Lady Anne

Down here in Pensacola, Fl too. I tried logging in and I get a message saying core services are down.
I’ve read lots of scuttle as to what is happening….hacker attack, servers down due to overload. Whatever the reason, this stinks!

Greg
Greg

Down in Ontario too with a new XBox1 – this is why I usually use Apple products but gave in this year hmmmm

confused
confused

Great sony and microsoft have billions of dollars between them. They knew this was coming. They should have hired zerocool and shadowwalker or their real world equivalent to stop this attack. Cheapness on both of them

StayPuft
StayPuft

I’m down, ps4 in Alberta Ca. Started last night night, but was able to connect after tinquering a bit. No access at all today.

chuck
chuck

XBOX ONE simply says core service issues when you try to sign in with an account… can’t play any games without access

Cameron Scott Reicheneker
Cameron Scott Reicheneker

Xbox live out for me having problems on both 360 and One. Can’t connect at all on 360, and and One cannot update my system so I can even play games! Completely locked out of Xbone.

chuck
chuck

nooo more fifa!!!!! no xb1 why

lakota
lakota

When will it be back on I’m in AR

dw
dw

out in Washington, DC. Hacker attack in progress. Potentially North Korean in nature, in light of XBL’s decision to stream the Interview starting last night. Thanks. You make a few pennies and we all lose our access.

WrestlingGod
WrestlingGod

So glad to hear others are having the same problem.I just got my xbox one today and it was playing fine untill a while ago..It says im signed in but on my dash i cant see all the tiles and it says connect to xbox live..Can anyone confirm if there dash screen is the same?

person of interest
person of interest

they were asking for something like this when they decided to make games play’able only online….

random
random

Currently playing unity or at least trying to. Can’t retrieve my latest save data though so I can’t actually play anymore, I thought it was just me :/

anonymous
anonymous

Out in Suffolk long island smithtown

random
random

I thought my internet was crapping on me, but googled CE-34861-2 from trying to log in online on PSN

Hackers shut down services....
Hackers shut down services....

Hackers shut down the services for everyone….

Spencerjaxson
Spencerjaxson

Xbox website is down and can’t even get my new xbox one started.

Bob
Bob

Hack Sony you fucks

Dicky
Dicky

Internet is fine. Having trouble downloading the initial update needed to even access the Xbox One home screen. Strange. Brand new xbox too…

Juan Ramirez
Juan Ramirez

I have packet loss too. Same as you . I log in and am recognized, but when I try to play Halo Masterchief, it says that my last data has been lost. Internet is fine as well

ArchAngel8
ArchAngel8

Xbox live on my console shows 100% packet loss and no connection. While trying to go to Xbox website it doesn’t even load. Xbox is entirely shut down it seems like

jmanz
jmanz

I can’t connect to Xbox live today, on a brand new xbox. It’s strange, because some things work. I was able to log into one of my accounts (I created on 360), and I can see my friends on line, but I can’t add guest accounts, or connect to any of my other accounts. When I test connection, it says I am connected to internet, just fine. However, when I run a multiplayer connection test, it says 100% packet loss. I ran through everything MS web site recommended for packet loss, but nothing has worked. All other devices in my… Read more »

Kllepto
Kllepto

Hackers should be caught and executed!!

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