Xbox Live Status


  • Social and GamingLimited

    Affected platforms:

    • Xbox One

    • Xbox 360

    Affected services:

    • Accessing or retrieving data stored using cloud storage
    • Joining other Xbox Live members in online games
    • Managing friends lists and tracking what friends are doing
    • Sending text messages to other Xbox Live members
    • Unlocking achievements
    • Viewing achievements

    11/18/2014 7:54:58 PM CST:

    Are you experiencing issues on Live with features such as matchmaking, adding or viewing Friends, Messaging, and Achievements? Our team is engaged and working hard to get everything resolved. Thanks for your patience while we get this worked out. We’ll update you again in 30 minutes.

  • TV, Music and VideoLimited

    Affected platforms:

    Affected services:

    • Browsing the Xbox Video Store and the Xbox Music Store

    11/18/2014 7:59:52 PM CST:

New patch for Advanced Warfare now live on Xbox/PSN/PC; adjusts challenges, fixes prestige reset issues, & more


A new patch for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now live on PC, PS4, Xbox One, PS3, and Xbox 360.

Sledgehammer Games has stated that the patch notes listed below are for two separate updates, with part 1 now live on all platforms, and with the second update still pending 1st party approval for Xbox 360 and PS3. PC, Xbox One, and PS4 players, the entire update is live.

Here’s the official patch notes for the entire update:

  • Adjustment to the in-game chat names notifications placement.
  • Fixed Prestige reset issues, including emblems and challenges.
  • Fixed Marksman and Camo challenges to not reset when you prestige.
  • Connectivity optimizations for game servers.
  • Fixed issues with Ping Bar not updating correctly.
  • Fixed stats not accumulating towards leaderboards after prestiging.
  • Adjustment to challenges to unlock Camos for weapons.
  • Fixed round-based game modes, affecting Win/Loss ratios.
  • Implemented ability to unlock eSports Rule options in Private Match.
  • Fixed weapon reloads counting as speed reloads in certain circumstances.
  • Added description to reload informing that you can double-tap to speed reload.
  • Fixed double xp splash, so it doesn’t show up in private match, combat readiness program, or survival mode.
  • Showing 4x or 2x based on whether a loot double xp item exists
  • Add double XP icon to medal splashes when double xp is active.
  • Fixed rare save game issue affecting playthrough progression
  • KC score limit increased to 85 per match.

Lag issues affecting Advanced Warfare MP, many users experiencing constant server disconnects – UPDATE


UPDATE: Glen Schofield has tweeted out stating ‘the full weight of Activision is on top of the issues.’


Original Story:

It looks the Advanced Warfare has brought an un-wanted issue – the infamous “lag.” Users across social channels are reporting that the lag in Advanced Warfare is effecting their ability to enjoy multiplayer and turning many users away from Advanced Warfare. The issue seems to be effecting mostly PS4 and PC players, as the official forums are populated with users talking about “server disconnects.”

Activision has only issued the following response:

“We’re aware of connectivity issues currently being experienced. They are under investigation. Stay tuned for updates.”

Sledgehammer Games and Activision said before launch that dedicated servers will be part of the game, but the exact status of the dedicated servers are unknown as of now.

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Custom Emblems reset after prestiging in Advanced Warfare

Numerous reports are coming in that player made emblems in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare reset after you prestige each time in the game.

Many fans take a lot of time to design some pretty sweet emblems, but if you plan on prestiging – you may want to hold off on anything special, as the emblem does reset. We’re not sure if this is an accidental glitch or intentional; we’ll keep you updated.

How to report players in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

We’re getting a few tweets about players seeing other users who have hacked with their user names and or prestige hacks, and so we wanted to post on how you can report players in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare MP.

Here’s how to report players, from Activision Support:

To report a player from the Multiplayer lobby:

  1. Press Y (Xbox) or (PlayStation) to open the Friends menu.
  2. Scroll to the right and select Recent Players.
  3. Highlight the player you wish to report and press A (Xbox) or X (PlayStation).
  4. Select Report Player.
  5. Choose one of the five options: Offensive Language, Exploiting, Cheating, Boosting, or Offensive Emblem.

To report a player in a Multiplayer match:

  1. Pause the game (Start on Xbox, Options on PlayStation).
  2. Press Y (Xbox) or (PlayStation) to open the Friends menu.
  3. Scroll to the right and select Recent Players.
  4. Highlight the player you wish to report and press A (Xbox) or X (PlayStation).
  5. Select Report Player.
  6. Choose one of the five options: Offensive Language, Exploiting, Cheating, Boosting, or Offensive Emblem.

Advanced Warfare companion app launches Nov. 3rd; first Clan War starts Nov. 26th

Beachhead Studio and Activision have announced the first details for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s companion app and Clan Wars.

The companion app will be a new and improved app, launching alongside Day Zero on Nov. 3rd for iOS, Android, Windows, and Kindle devices.

We are proud to announce that beginning November 3rd, alongside our Day Zero edition, you will be able to download the new Call of Duty® companion app on select iOS, Android, Windows and Kindle devices.

This year, the app focuses on an enhanced Clan Wars experience, enriched Clan management, and unique content creation.

Beachhead has confirmed that the first Clan War is Nov. 26th and they’ve revealed some new gear for top placing clans:

Players who participated in the final Clan Wars engagement for Call of Duty®: Ghosts and met the criteria to unlock the first piece of Clan Wars gear for Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare will be able to access the Centurion Exo on Day Zero. Congratulations!

They’ve also announced a new War Room feature, which.

Your new Clan Wars experience begins with the War Room, providing a commander’s oversight of the most important Clan Wars activity. Three scrollable panels offer pertinent info on the current Clan War, previous engagements, and Top War Contributors.

Utilize the Battle Report for a quick overview of current Clan Wars activity. Tap and scroll through nodes for a detailed view of capture objectives, Clan wins, and multiplayer XP bonuses. Check the Clan Wars scoreboard to see where your Clan ranks against the competition. Review Top War Contributors to discover your most impactful members during each engagement.

Reach into the Clan Wars Vault for an archived history of past triumphs and defeats. See your final standing, accumulated Clan XP, and any earned rewards.

In addition, Beachhead Studio is also adding new Active Roster feature, which will allow clan leaders to move players who won’t be participating out of the active roster, so their record doesn’t count against the clan during a Clan War. Popular emblem editing features will also be returning, and fans will be able to earn new clan emblem packs by placing highly in Clan Wars.

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