Categories: Gaming

‘Rainbow Six Siege’, ‘GTA 5’ players affected after Xbox Live server went down


Down servers have been a trend lately. One of the most recent is Xbox Live, which affected all other games, including Rainbow Six Siege and Grand Theft Auto 5.

The virtual world has been keeping up with the overwhelming increase in web traffic since the worldwide spread of the pandemic.

With most countries imposing home quarantines, many have turned to online games to entertain themselves at home.

This, however, has caused intermittent server issues in many video game companies.

Xbox recurrent downtime

Xbox has been having a reoccurring problem in the past few days. According to Down Detector, an outage monitoring web site, there has been a server problem since March 31.

Xbox has not released any information or insight as to why the servers have been experiencing recurrent downtime. Players have expressed that they are experiencing lost connection during a party chat.

Nevertheless, they have notified the public through their official Twitter support account that they are working on the issue.

Moreover, the problem with the server has created a domino effect, affecting Halo titles and Gears of War 5. Apparently, players are unable to join matchmaking in the games mentioned.

Xbox also made it known to the public that they are aware of the other game titles’ issues and are currently working on it.

Hours later, Xbox was able to resolve all matchmaking and party chat issues.

Rainbow Six Siege servers finally stable

Rainbow Six Siege servers were fixed within the hour after Ubisoft recognized the issue on Twitter.  Apparently, players of the game have complained about matchmaking issues.

While the server was down, some players were kicked out of the game. Others were banned from Rank matchmaking and some were not able to save their game.

Grand Theft Auto 5 server currently down

As of this writing, GTA 5 which can also be played on Xbox One has been affected with server issues, according to Down Detector.

Players are complaining that they are unable to join sessions with friends. Meanwhile, others are saying that they can’t save the game and that they are unable to connect to their Rockstar accounts.

As of the moment, Rockstar Games have not made any announcement about the issue.

There are a lot of possible reasons behind the servers going down. The most probable one could be due to the massive spike in web traffic that the servers weren’t able to handle.

Others, however, have gone live with their latest patch updates and may have caused some problems with the server.

Images used courtesy of Bruno Henrique/Pexels, IGN/YouTube Screenshot

Justine Uy

Justine Uy is a graphic artist turned content writer. New discoveries in technology and research fascinate her, while the gaming world is her addiction.

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