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Is Xbox Live down? – Xbox One players facing login issues yet again *UPDATING*

Published: 30/Jan/2019 18:20 Updated: 6/Oct/2020 16:26

by Wyatt Donigan

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February 1 Update: – Some Xbox Live players have been experiencing problems again. More information on the ongoing issues can be found below.


In a recent trend of video game services going down, Xbox One users are currently experiencing some issues, with many unable to even boot up their consoles.

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Just a day after Fortnite’s servers experienced widespread outages after the release of the newest v7.30 patch, Xbox One started having some issues of its own.

On January 30, Microsoft issued a statement on Twitter saying that they were looking into the widespread issues that had been plaguing users.

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It was unclear at the time what was causing these issues, but a quick look on Twitter showed that the problems were affecting a large number of players.

While some were able to log in, others were unable to do much of anything at all, including starting up their consoles altogether.

According to the Xbox Live Status, most services such as TV, Music, Video, and games themselves are up and running.

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The ‘Xbox Live Core Services’ is currently listed at ‘limited,’ which has surely contributed to the massive outage.

The latest update on the Xbox Live website states that “engineers and developers are actively continuing to work to resolve the issue causing some members to have problems signing in to Xbox Live.”

UPDATE (11:00am PST)

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It appears as though the problems have since intensified, as the Xbox Live Status page itself has now gone down completely.

Things aren’t looking too good in the land of Xbox.

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UPDATE (11:28am PST)

Microsoft has posted another update, saying the issues have been identified and are currently being specifically addressed. This should mean that things should be back up and running fairly soon.

UPDATE (12:25pm PST)

At long last, Microsoft have resolved the issues facing Xbox Live and user should now be able to log in without any issues.

UPDATE February 1 (08:00am PST)

Unfortunately, the issues with Xbox Live appear to have flared up once again, with thousands of users around the world reporting issues with playing downloaded games or even signing in.

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

UPDATE February 1 (08:15am PST)

Microsoft have acknowledged the login problems via the Xbox Support Twitter account: “If you’re running into errors attempting to sign in or access previously purchased content, our teams are aware and working to identify the cause. We’ll update here when we have more to provide.”

UPDATE February 1 (10:16am PST)

Microsoft is making leeway into resolving the issues with their systems, as the sign in issues “should now be resolved.” However Xbox Support is still finding problems with the purchases over Xbox Live and are looking into a fix.

UPDATE February 1 (11:45am PST)

All systems should be operational as Microsoft gave players an update about the issues regarding their purchases. The company says the issues revolving around accessing previously bought content throught Xbox Live or problems with making new purchases have been resolved.

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How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 challenges

Published: 8/Oct/2020 0:31

by Brad Norton

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We’re now in the seventh week of Fortnite’s Marvel-themed season meaning that there’s not long to go until the current battle pass items are locked away for good. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest challenges to help with your experience gains.

As with every other season, XP is vital in Fortnite. Whether you’re trying to unlock one of the 100 base tiers in the Season 4 Battle Pass, or you’re pushing beyond that for ultra-rare skins, there’s always something to pursue.

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Challenges are often the best way to help boost your XP gains. Most can be knocked off in a matter of minutes for some of the biggest XP dumps possible in the battle royale. If you’ve already been ticking objectives off each week, you’ll feel right at home this time around.

From searching chests to tallying eliminations, the Week 7 challenges couldn’t be simpler. Here’s our complete overview of the eight unique tasks on offer.

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Be on the lookout for enemies near Doom’s Domain this week.

You’ll be jumping around the map quite a bit this week as almost every challenge will take you to a new location. Finding eliminations at Craggy Cliffs should be a breeze as this is sure to be a hotspot over the next few days. Just be prepared for an immediate fight every time you drop here in Week 7.

The same can be said for Doom’s Domain as players will be looking to enter the vault for easy XP. Make sure you have a decent loadout before heading in as you’re sure to face some opposition here.

One rather unique challenge this week asks you to deal damage in a very specific way. First, you’ll need to find and equip Storm’s Whirlwind Blast ability. Once you’ve got an enemy in your sights, use this ability to knock them back. Once they’re pushed off course, you’ll then need to swap your weapons and deal 1,000 damage.

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To tick off multiple challenges at once, you could always find Storm’s ability, then head to Craggy Cliffs, or even Coral Castle. The full list of objectives for Week 7 can be found below.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 Challenges:

  • Search Chests at Catty Corner (7)
  • Eliminations at Craggy Cliffs (3)
  • Enter the Vault in Doom’s Domain
  • Destroy Cobwebs at The Authority (3)
  • Discover Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House laboratory
  • Drive a car from Sweaty Sands to Misty Meadows in less than 4 minutes without getting out
  • Deal damage after knocking an opponent back with Storm’s Whirlwind Blast (1,000)
  • Deal damage to opponents at Coral Castle (500)
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Stark Industries will be swarmed by teams looking for the secret Lake House

If you’re struggling with the unique tasks this week, here’s a few quick pointers. Storm’s ability can be used to knock enemies off high ground vantage points. Any fall damage will count towards your weekly objective.

Additionally, Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House can be found just North of the Stark Industries POI. 

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