Mysterious bug bricked Xbox One consoles for a few hours on Wednesday

Mysterious bug bricked Xbox One consoles for a few hours on Wednesday

Earlier this week, we reported a new statement from the team over at Microsoft regarding Xbox Live sign-in and download issues. Gadgets 360 encountered the same problem with our Xbox One X launch unit which we were able to resolve by unplugging our LAN cable to prevent us from connecting to Xbox Live - the online multiplayer gaming and digital media delivery service for the console.

We'll keep you updated with the latest information as we learn more.

In what has to be a significant blow for anyone who made a decision to take the day off to avoid the cold, Microsoft is now dealing with a serious Xbox Live issue that is making it impossible for many Xbox One owners to use their consoles at all.

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To make matters even more confusing, after directing people to Microsoft's Service Status page, the official Xbox Support account tweeted that that website was having technical difficulties as well. "We'll have additional updates to provide soon".

But, many users remained unable to play Live for almost an hour after. Microsoft says it's working on it, writing on Twitter that its engineers have identified the cause. "Stay tuned, and thanks for your patience". Others experienced errors when signing in or updating an application.

Xbox Support acknowledged the issue around 1pm EST in a tweet and pointed concerned parties to the Xbox Live Status Page that allows you to see which services are operational in real time.

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