Xbox One’s Friend List Finally Fixed by Microsoft After 24 Hours

Over the past 24 hours Xbox One units all over the world were affected by a widespread outage that caused the friend list not to be displayed and all related features to be unavailable.

At last Microsoft managed to solve the issue, and Xbox One users can play with their friends again.

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cl19831880d ago

It worked just fine for me all day today, and yesterday.

Abriael1880d ago (Edited 1880d ago )

Not *everyone* was affected, apparently, but a ton of people were.

cl19831880d ago (Edited 1880d ago )

I'm just saying it didn't cause me any issues. Obviously I was one of the "lucky" ones.

nicksetzer11880d ago (Edited 1880d ago )

The issue was fixed for ALL (or very close to all) but the preview members after about 20 minutes. For those that were preview members (myself included) the friends list worked fine most of the time you just had to snap friends or fully open it. Not to mention that is the point of the preview program, to test software, it says specifically that things like this may happen. For me I find it worth it as I get all the great features early.

3 articles from one site about one very minor issue is a bit much, not to mention how inconsistently they cover these types of issues. Haven't seen a single mention of other more severe online game service problems on their site.

4Sh0w1880d ago (Edited 1880d ago )

I didn't have any problem myself, been playing FH2 with friends didn't even know there were issues. Obviously anything that has online connectivity is going to have errors here and there but I haven't seen or heard of any severe service problems affecting most of XBL in a long time.

I guess dualshockers is going to do a story for every minor XBL error if theres one at all, I'll be sure check them first when there are significant problems where users should be legitimately concerned, like say unable to play online or recurring annoyances that don't get fixed in a timely manner?

UltimateMaster1880d ago

Xbox Gold Live is Invincible!

4Sh0w1880d ago (Edited 1880d ago )

Lol, yes it is...or nah, but its pretty darn reliable though.

donthate1880d ago (Edited 1880d ago )


You should pay attention to the site, the wording of the article and the post starting above yours. There is a connection.

Also, there is a ring of people working together emailing each other stories to approve behind scenes so you get a consistent slanted news here. Pay attention to the people with a lot of bubbles.

Stealthy and corrupt are the words I would use here. It is n4ggate!

Angerfist1880d ago

You are a joke. The way you write stuff.

When you gonna drop your next Driveclub Essay?

UltimateMaster1880d ago

It's obviously not invincible like people want to pretend that it is.
In this world, there's no such thing as invincible.
It's weird that it would have friend issues on the Xbox One given how little people there is. Kinda like when it went down during during the week that the PS4 had the Destiny Alpha.
We would expect PSN to receive high demands, but Xbox Gold Live?

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Kingdomcome2471880d ago

Oddly enough my friends list wouldn't load on my console, but it would via smartglass. Others I spoke to were unable to load their friends on either. Either way, I'm glad it's fixed. :)

ElementX1880d ago

"Finally...", "At last..."
They make it sound as though it were out for days.

BX811880d ago

Yeah it sucked for a couple of hrs but no biggie.

HaydenJameSmith1880d ago

yeah exactly, me and my friends had skype to fall back on...

BX811879d ago (Edited 1879d ago )

Good point. I forget about skype. I generally only use it overseas. Never thought about using it when the friends list is down. Thanks. A bub vote for being helpful.

Septic1880d ago

"They make it sound as though it were out for days."

I suspect that was the intention all along. It seems to be in direct response to the negativity surrounding the other platforms online services. Ah well. What can you do eh?

qwerty6761880d ago

thank godddd

the world was headed into utter chaos if this wasn't fixed soon.

Software_Lover1880d ago

OMG, now I can see that all my friends are........... watching Netflix. *unsnaps friends list*

mad at me1880d ago

you can't snap a friends list (big pet peeve for x1 owners) so u must not own an x1

ThatOneRiggaNob1880d ago

You can snap the friends list.... you must not own an Xbox One.

n4rc1880d ago

Uhhh.. Yes you can.. I'm looking at it right now..

Mind you.. Could be a preview feature, I lose track of which features get added for everyone..

But ya.. You can snap a friends list

GodGinrai1880d ago

@Mad at me

See why you shouldnt comment on console you dont own?


mad at me1876d ago (Edited 1876d ago )

woahhhhh I've my gamer tag since 2006:blzblunts

on top of that I've owned every ms and ps system besides ps4 so you fanboys come find me i have a day 1 x1 and can tell you that the snap friends feature has just been implemented AFTER my comment...u boys must check the time so @software_lover 4days ago before the update the friends app was not a snappable app

@n4rc u had to had been in a preview or watched A VIDEO which we all have seen
put your gamer tags up or shut up until then...
back to laughing at you fools including @thatonerigganob @godgirai

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NotAFanboyJustReal1880d ago

I love how when the Xbox One has even the slightest problem it is blown way out of proportion.

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