“How often does Xbox Live go down?” is the most common question gamers have been asking all year. In this constantly changing and evolving world of games, it seems that the frequency of “ibles” will vary from day to day. In this article I’m going to be answering the question, “What happens when Xbox Live goes down?”. If you’re wondering what “X” means in the Xbox Live Status Bar, then read on.
Xbox Live is a service that allows you to interact with other players who are within the same region, and it’s free for everyone to use. On any Xbox system, once the console has powered up, it will allow you access to a wide variety of different tools that let you connect with people you may know online. If you are connected to the Internet and logged into your Xbox Live account, then other players can see the messages you post, chat with you, create challenges or join groups. These features are powered by a community application which updates the service as well as being a powerful gaming and networking utility.
However, as soon as you turn on the system and start playing a game – particularly a multiplayer game (for example Halo or Call of Duty), you will probably find that it will go down several times over. This is because the Xbox console system is basically “live” and is always updating itself. However, this problem is not without solution. You can try one of two things:
The first option is to simply restart the game you are playing and re-connect to the network. This often works when there is just a minor issue with the connection. If this does not work, then the second option is to actually have the Xbox reset itself back to an earlier “safe mode”. There’s a very good technical guide on this available on the Microsoft support website.
The other option is to use a third-party program called a “recovery application”. This software tool is designed to load up on your PC and run through a series of complicated steps to fix the most common errors that can occur with your Xbox Live. It’s a very effective way to actually get your system back up and running again but it’s important that you’re able to use this tool properly. In order to make sure you have the best chance of achieving this result, you should download the software from the Internet.
Once you have downloaded the program, it’s time to launch it. This is done by clicking on the “launcher” icon which is located on the main menu of your computer. This will allow the program to begin working immediately – allowing your Xbox Live connection to remain active. If your Xbox Live goes down during this process, you should be able to simply launch the recovery program to fix the problem.