PlayStation Network is currently experiencing an outage, resulting in many people being unable to play games online or access other services related to Sony’s online network. The PlayStation Network service status page currently states that “some services are experiencing issues.” In the list of services experiencing issues account management, gaming and social, PlayStation Video, PlayStation Now, PlayStation Music, and the PlayStation Store are shown as being unavailable. [Update: PSN appears to be back online. We’ll report back with any further changes.]
“You may have some difficulty signing in or creating an account on PlayStation Network,” reads a message on the services page. “Our engineers are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible, and we thank you for your patience.” For Gaming and Social specifically, the details page states that players “may have some difficulty launching games, applications or online features.”
It seems the issues are fairly widespread, as a quick Twitter search reveals numerous users on the social network are reporting errors. The US PlayStation Support page also states that Sony is “aware that some users are experiencing issues logging into PSN.” At the time of writing, the PlayStation support account on Twitter has not acknowledged the problems.
PSN has had a bit of a rough time lately, as this is the second time this month that servers have taken a hit. On July 13, Sony confirmed that the PlayStation Network was suffering from issues that specifically impacted everyone’s ability to get online and play games.
We are investigating an issue affecting the login process for many PS4 players. Thank you for your patience.
Status page for PSN: https://t.co/cxNPuB5PQy
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) July 28, 2018
On Twitter, the official Fortnite account has said it is also looking into the issues. This latest round of downtime will no doubt will be irksome to the many Fortnite players out there trying to get challenges done as soon as possible. Or Overwatch players like me that got disconnected mid-push–it was very upsetting.