Microsoft reported worldwide technical issues with many Microsoft services this morning, including Minecraft, Xbox Live, Teams, Outlook and other 365 products. in one Twitter from a Microsoft 365 Status account, they said the problem was caused by a “network configuration issue” and that a recent network change was aborted. We hope this resolves the access issues people were experiencing when trying to use these services this morning, but lingering problems may persist.
Minecraft seems to have been entangled in whatever technical woes are befalling Microsoft earlier today, but only for a short period of time. “We are seeing some issues affecting our service and are looking into it,” Mojang’s service status account tweeted A few hours ago. The outage started to be noticed just before 7am GMT, but by 8am the UK website down detector noted that over 100 people have reported Minecraft experiencing an outage. The majority of reports are now down, but if you’re still having trouble accessing the server, this could be why.
Official Xbox Support Twitter account also admit said that “many Xbox services experienced disruptions” this morning, but said those should be restored by now. Some commenters have reported that services like Game Pass are affected by technical issues Microsoft is experiencing and are unable to sign in. I tested the cloud streaming service through my browser but was able to download Monster Hunter Rise and run with no problems.
We’ll keep an eye on any further issues with Microsoft services today and let you know if there are further outages. In any case, they do not affect Microsoft’s first goal Direct Developer Referral takes place at 8pm GMT/9pm CET/12pm PT today, as this is due to streaming on YouTube and convulsion.