Xbox Live tweets explain why not working today

If you are wondering why Xbox Live is not working today, then a number of tweets explain the story in more detail that started with our report about gaming services going down this morning. Since then, we have seen updates from both Xbox Live officials about the problems and server tests being performed by the now well known Lizard Squad.

Is Xbox Live down today? You shouldn’t see a total outage on your Xbox One or Xbox 360, but there will be issues with connecting online in certain games. This was confirmed this morning by an Xbox Live status update, although further insight progressed throughout today and social messages detail why things might not be working correctly.

Xbox Live not working today

You can see a screenshot below that was uploaded to Twitter earlier today, and this reveals a connection error report that details issues with “Social and Gaming”. This isn’t anything new, although as you can see in the tweet below officials only responded to this Xbox Live Support request within the last hour. This confirms there’s still problems with Xbox Live not working for thousands and also the link to a status page continues to confirm such issues.

The Lizard Squad Twitter channel has also been updating within the last hour and a tweet below comments on “Patchy coverage” for both PSN and Xbox Live. Below they tweet that message, and also explained more tests were about to be performed with their “new equipment”, as seen in another tweet below.

On Twitter, Lizard Squad’s bio details themselves as a “server status announcement page”. Although it looks like the servers are taken down by their own equipment, so some people support this person as a security checker for online services and others hate what’s being done. It sounds like Lizard Squad is single-handedly responsible for both PSN going down and Xbox Live running into problems with gaming services not working today.

Are you having issues with either Xbox Live or PSN today, or is everything back up for you? Do you think the PlayStation Network outage reveals their hardware/software isn’t as secure as Xbox Live?

We haven’t seen any direct responses about Lizard Squad within Microsoft’s support tweets, but they do keep sending people to an Xbox Live status page with August 25th updates. Again, we’d love to hear from Product Reviews readers about the recent online problems with consoles.

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