PlayStation Network is currently experiencing an outage that leaves many players unable to play online games or access other services related to Sony's online network. The PlayStation Network service status page currently indicates that some services experience problems. Account history, games and social networks, PlayStation Video, PlayStation Now, PlayStation Music and the PlayStation Store appear as unavailable in the list of services that are experiencing issues. [Update: PSN appears to be back online. We’ll report back with any further changes.]
"You may have difficulty signing in to PlayStation Network or creating an account," the service page states. "Our engineers are working to solve the problem as quickly as possible, and we appreciate your patience." For gaming and social specifically, the details page states that players "may have difficulty launching games, applications or online features."
It seems the problems are pretty prevalent, as a quick Twitter search shows numerous users in the social network reporting errors. The US PlayStation Support page also states that Sony "knows that some users have trouble signing in to PSN." At the time of writing, the PlayStation support account on Twitter did not recognize the issues.
PSN has had a pretty tough time lately, as this is the second time this month that servers have suffered a blow. On July 13, Sony confirmed that the PlayStation Network was suffering from issues that specifically affected players' online and gaming abilities.
We are investigating a problem involving the sign-on 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 that it is also in the Problems looks. This last round of downtime will not be easy for the many Fortnite players out there trying to tackle challenges as quickly as possible. Or Overwatch players like me who were interrupted in the middle of the push process – that was very annoying.