Microsoft has acknowledged that its Xbox Live service has unexpectedly gone down because of server issues and its support team has already taken quick action on Twitter to ensure that subscribers are up to date. It’s currently unknown what is causing tonight’s Xbox issues or how long they might last, but engineers are now working on the problems. You can apparently still log into Xbox Live despite multiplayer features being offline. Read more to see how Microsoft responded on Twitter and for additional information.
If you're running into issues with party chat, joining your friends online & signing in, or trying to view profiles, our teams are aware and on the case. We'll be sure to provide updates here when we have more to share.
— Xbox Support (@XboxSupport) January 12, 2019
Microsoft’s Xbox Support Team Twitter account promised more updates while the official Xbox Live Service Status page currently lists the “Social and Gaming” category as “Limited” and “joining other Xbox Live members in online games, Friends, Party” are also affected.