Above: PlayStation Network is timing out when it tries to connect people’s PS4s.
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It’s Monday night, and you may run into issues getting online with PlayStation consoles.
PlayStation Network is down for a number of people. Gamers have taken to Twitter and other social networks to complain that they cannot sign into their accounts. This comes little more than a day after Sony was able to get its network back and running after an outage that started on Christmas and lasted for more than three days.
We’ve asked Sony for an update, and we’ll update this post with any new information.
Today’s outage is keeping people from playing online games like Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare or Destiny. It is also causing issues for primarily single-player adventures like Far Cry 4 and Dragon Age: Inquisition because those releases rely on access to a third-party server that they cannot reach.
PSN’s Christmas outage caused headaches for Sony and the people who own its gaming hardware, and it was likely the result of a deliberate assault by the cyberattack group known as Lizard Squad. Sony confirmed over the weekend that its problems were the result of a purposeful disruption caused by a “designed” flow of traffic to its servers.
The same alleged attack also crippled Xbox Live on Thursday, but Microsoft was able to get it up and running on Friday with only a few problems over the following days.
Lizard Squad claims that it stopped barraging Xbox Live and PlayStation Network on Friday after it struck a deal with hacker-turned-entrepreneur Kim Dotcom, who owns file-transfer site Mega. Dotcom gave Lizard Squad 3,000 life-time passes to Mega. The group went on to say that it would never attack Xbox Live or PSN again because of Dotcom.
Even after Sony was able to get PSN operating properly for most people on Sunday, many people were still unable to access their games. With the help of the Internet, we were able to find a workaround that involved going into the PlayStation 4’s network settings and changing its MTU to 1437. It looks like that trick will no longer help.
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