UPDATE 2: Many users are reporting that Xbox Live is working for them now, and the official status page is reporting that problems have been resolved.
UPDATE: Hacking group Anonymous has claimed responsibility for the outage, stating that they “own 80% of Xbox Live servers”.
Xbox Live has been in a limited state for the last day due to issues with the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Havoc DLC. However, it is now facing tougher problems as the service looks to be completely down for Xbox One. Users currently cannot sign into Xbox Live, causing them to not be able to play multiplayer games, watch YouTube or Netflix, or many other features of the system.
Xbox members, are you having difficulties signing in to Xbox Live? We’re working to get this cleared up as soon as possible!
Microsoft’s statement reads “Xbox members, are you having difficulties signing in to Xbox Live? We’re working to get this cleared up as soon as possible! Thanks for staying patient in the meantime. Check back in in a half hour for an update on this issue.” The problems first appeared around 5pm ET, with both Xbox 360 and Xbox One down. Since then the Xbox 360 seems to have improved, but Xbox One is still having issues.
No official reason has been given for the current outage, with previous problems like this we usually found out early if it was an intentional attack like from the Lizard Squad. Hopefully this is just a temporary problem and Microsoft can get Xbox Live back up and running very soon. Keep checking back here for updates as Microsoft continues to work on the problems.