Is Xbox Live down? Users report widespread outage on March 15 - Dexerto

Is Xbox Live down? Users report widespread outage on March 15

Published: 15/Mar/2020 21:08 Updated: 15/Mar/2020 23:39

by Bill Cooney


Xbox Live users and players in games like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Rocket League, Apex Legends and more have all reported a widespread outage preventing them from logging into the network on March 15.

March 15 update (4:37pm): Xbox Support has noted that Xbox Live services should be back online for all users.

“Players should once again be able to sign in and access Xbox Live services normally,” they said in a tweet.

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A simple search of “Xbox Live” on Twitter shows the site filled with tweets of frustration about the service being down or inaccessible for thousands of people.

The official Xbox Support Twitter updated players and said that they were “currently investigating” the issues being reported, but didn’t provide a time frame for any possible fix.

Outage reports for the service spiked in the afternoon of March 15 according to, with over 65,000 users reporting issues of not being able to play their online games.

The official Rocket League Twitter account even warned fans that Xbox Live was “experiencing a service outage” so players would be unable to connect and play the online game.

Fortnite also advised Xbox players that there were issues “affecting player log-ins and purchases,” but they also didn’t seem to have any idea how long the outage could persist for, either.

With a lot of people staying home due to worries about the coronavirus, there might not be a more unfortunate time for the Xbox Live servers to go down like this.

Plenty of people were understandably upset and frustrated about the situation, with some users reporting it was the second time in as many days the servers had been freaking out and they’d been unable to play.

While the service has been down, Xbox players with nothing else to do with their time have kept themselves busy by making jokes poking fun at Microsoft and the situation they’ve found themselves in.

They might not bring services back online any faster, but they do lessen the pain of not being able to grind your favorite game when there’s literally nothing else to do.

At the time of writing, Xbox Live still appears to be down and experiencing problems, but we’ll update this article as more information becomes available on a timeframe and a solution to the issue.

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Glastrier or Spectrier: Which one should you get in Crown Tundra?

Published: 25/Oct/2020 0:21 Updated: 25/Oct/2020 0:22

by Paul Cot


Glastrier and Spectrier are two new Legendary Pokemon added in the Pokemon Sword and Shield Crown Tundra DLC. Unfortunately, you can only get one of them (at least in one save file), so which one is better and why?

First off let’s look at their typings. Glastrier is a pure ice-type and Spectrier is pure ghost.

Of course, this is somewhat down to preference but when it comes to weaknesses, there’s only one winner. Glastrier is weak to fire, fighting, rock and steel. It is immune against no types and only resistant to ice attacks.

Meanwhile, Spectrier is only weak to dark and ghost attacks. It is immune to normal and fighting, and resistant to bug and poison. In short, Spectrier’s typing is much more favorable.

Calyrex Shadow Rider
Calyrex fusing into its Shadow Rider form…

Glastrier vs Spectrier stats

There’s more to Pokemon than just typings, though. Each of their base stats are as follows:

Glastrier Spectrier
HP 100 HP 100
Attack 145 Attack 65
Defense 130 Defense 60
Special Attack 65 Special Attack 145
Special Defense 110 Special Defense 80
Speed 30 Speed 130

To simplify these stats, Spectrier will provide you with a fantastic fast and strong ghost-type Pokemon. However, while its special attack is massive, it doesn’t have the moveset to take full advantage of it.

Glastrier’s abysmal speed is a problem. Along with its undesirable pure ice typing many trainers won’t be interested in it, and we understand why.

Outside of those bad points though, the rest of it is very impressive. Along with great defense, it has a far better move pool than Spectrier which is very reliant on Shadow Ball.

If you’re interested in competitive battling then you can’t really go against Spectrier. If you’re playing for fun instead, then Spectrier may be the better option.

How to separate Glastrier/Spectrier from Calyrex

In the Pokemon Sword and Shield Crown Tundra DLC you actually catch Calyrex with either Glastrier or Spectrier together. Respectively, it is Calyrex’s Ice Rider and Shadow Rider fusions forms.

While they do come together, you can separate them to give yourself two Legendaries for the price of one. To do this make sure either of Calyrex’s fusion forms are in your party.

Following that, head over to your inventory and select the Reins of Unity. Give it to the fused Calyrex to separate them. You can rejoin them while they are both in your party by once again selecting the Reins of Unity.

This is a brilliant option to have, although naturally the fusion forms are stronger. Now, you just have to decide which steed you want!