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Is the PlayStation Network down? PSN users reporting major outage on June 13 [UPDATED]

Published: 13/Jun/2019 20:52 Updated: 13/Jun/2019 23:10

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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UPDATE 4:09 PM PST, June 13

PlayStation Network is back up and running again finally, meaning players can enjoy all of its services once more.


Sony’s PlayStation Network is currently down for players all across the world, with no idea of when normal service will resume.

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PlayStation fans are furious with the company after their PlayStation Network service suddenly ceased to work, meaning players can’t play online multiplayer games, use the PlayStation Store, or access their PlayStation Plus games.

Sony PlayStationAll of PSN’s services are offline.

The official PlayStation support Twitter account acknowledged the downtime, tweeting, “We’re aware that some users are experiencing issues logging into PSN. Thank you for your patience as we investigate.”

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It’s not the first PSN issue this month

PSN users encountered errors with the service earlier this month, after their consoles were telling them that they needed a PlayStation Plus subscription to access online features, even though they already had one.

PlayStation’s official UK support Twitter responded to reports of the fault, advising users to log in and out periodically to see if it resolved the issue.

The service eventually resumed normal service, much to the relief of PSN players. Seems like PlayStation couldn’t go a few more days without any issues, though.

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Issues with the service were already reported across the world earlier in the month.

People are angry

Obviously an outage of this scale is going to be met with anguish from fans, especially if they pay for the PlayStation Plus service.

One fan even punched his system over the downtime, tweeting, “Damn… I just punched my PlayStation because I thought it was fucked up.”

Xbox fans were quick to react to PlayStation’s tweet, finding the entire situation absolutely hilarious.

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“Xbox would never,” one fan said. “I just switched to ps4 and I’m already regretting it. When Xbox has this problem it took no more then an hour or two to fix,” another person complained.

We will let you know as soon as the service is up and running again.

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Apex Legends

Apex Legends Evo shields are being nerfed again in Season 7

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:12 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 1:28

by Alan Bernal

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The Evo Shields in Apex Legends are set for another balance update that could come in Season 7, as Respawn are still fine-tuning how the armor upgrades to its max level.

Respawn brought the Evo Shields in the System Override patch in March, then made them a staple in the battle royale later on. Ever since then, the studio has been trying to find the right balance with the armor and its scaling defense as the game continues.

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As for the studio, the hunt for that equilibrium to the item will continue as Respawn Game Designer Daniel Z. Klein indicated that players could have an increased damage threshold to hit before getting a fully evolved shield.

This change is still in the implementation phases, however, since Respawn need to tinker with the game’s networking to actually bring in the patch.

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The Evo Armor values for max level will change, most likely in Season 7.

“We have a change planned for red Evo Shields for patch 7.0, but it required a little networking work (don’t ask; game dev is dumb) so we couldn’t ship it in 6.1,” Klein responded to a player who noticed there weren’t any changes to the shields in the Aftermarket update. “The plan is to increase the damage required to go to Red.”

At the time of writing, the Evo Shields need 500 damage inflicted to reach max level. That requirement is going to change, although the developer gave no indication for how much.

Complaints about the gear stem from how many people seem to have a fully upgraded Evo early in games.

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Though this could be attributed to the typical gunfight fiestas that happen at any major POI after dropping into the Arena, the problem is going to get a closer look within the studio.

There’s no word if there will also be a change to the armor max Evo Shields provide, but it’s not likely since Respawn tuned that not too long ago when Season 6 started.

In any case, the company is hoping the next round of changes will leave Apex Legends in a healthier state as it concerns the popular Evo Shields in the game.

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