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Update: Xbox Live, Microsoft Teams, Azure issues resolved

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Update:
Microsoft has confirmed that issues affecting Xbox Live, Microsoft Teams (opens in new tab), Azure (opens in new tab) and other services have now been resolved.

The company says it is still investigating the root cause of the DNS (opens in new tab) outage, but early theories suggest the problem came about as a result of a sudden spike in DNS traffic.

Microsoft has issued an apology to affected users, who should now be able to use the company's services as normal.

Original:
Xbox Live and Microsoft Teams (opens in new tab) are down with a major outage across Microsoft services right now, according several of Microsoft's official status pages – and the fact that we can't log in to certain services right now on our Xbox Series X. The online gaming service has been down since around 6pm EDT / 3pm PDT.

In addition to Game Pass being down and Party Chat, we're now seeing an outage to the Microsoft Store, subscriptions, multiplayer gaming and cloud gaming, all of which are listed as major outages by Microsoft's Xbox Live status page.

"You may not be able to sign-in to your Xbox profile," reads the official Xbox Status (opens in new tab) page, which admits the Xbox Live outage. "You may be disconnected while signed in, or have other related problems. Features that require sign-in like most games, apps and social activity won't be available."

It seems like other Microsoft services are also down at the moment, too, including Microsoft Teams, Azure, Minecraft and Office 365 (opens in new tab), so this makes the outage fairly widespread for the company. We'll continue to update this page as the breaking news develops.

We're reaching out to Microsoft to see when Xbox Live will be fixed.


Matt Swider is Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Shortcut.com. Formerly TechRadar's US Editor-in-Chief, he began his tech journalism career all the way back in 1999 at the age of 14. He's tested over 1,000 phones, tablets and wearables and commands a Twitter account of 1m+ followers. Matt received his journalism degree from Penn State University.