Sony’s PlayStation Network experienced a global outage on Wednesday evening that appeared to last for more than an hour. On the PlayStation Network status page, every service except PlayStation Video was marked as experiencing issues.
Tens of thousands of users reported issues with PlayStation Network as shown by DownDetector, where Call of Duty, Apex Legends, and Rocket League and many other games all saw spikes in user reports as well.
We saw reports in a wide variety of languages on Twitter, and PlayStation Japan officially confirmed the outage as well. Multiple publishers, including Bethesda, Fortnite maker Epic Games, Rockstar, and Sega, posted tweets alerting players about the outage while it was happening.
⚠️The PSN is currently experiencing a service interruption. Please check here for status updates: https://t.co/2O1UsSG0YR
— Bethesda Support (@BethesdaSupport) February 11, 2021
PSA: We are aware that PSN is down and players are unable to connect to Rocket League. Please see the PlayStation Network status page for updates.https://t.co/6fsLVVbDcF
— Rocket League (@RocketLeague) February 11, 2021
PlayStation Network is currently experiencing an outage. As PlayStation works to resolve this issue, you can keep up with the status here:https://t.co/rNAFmWENN3
— Fortnite Status (@FortniteStatus) February 11, 2021
PlayStation®Network is experiencing issues. For more information, please refer to: https://t.co/PAlbCbBceR *BK
— Rockstar Support (@RockstarSupport) February 11, 2021
We are aware of the Playstation network error adventurers are currently experiencing, making them unable to log into Black Desert Console. We are looking into the matter and hope to have the issue resolved as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience in the matter. pic.twitter.com/h9zv15Jlg2
— Black Desert Console (@PlayBlackDesert) February 11, 2021
Hello Pilots! We’re aware that the PlayStation Network may not be available at this time. We appreciate your understanding as we tackle this unforeseen issue, and apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for your patience. https://t.co/621ZodthEM
— MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM BATTLE OPERATION 2 (@GBO2EN) February 11, 2021
We are aware that PlayStation Network is experiencing issues and are monitoring the situation. #NWPS4 players may be impacted.
— Neverwinter (@NeverwinterGame) February 11, 2021
【”PSN”障害発生のお知らせ】2/11 10:52頃より、“PSN”にて障害が発生しております。『PSO2』のゲームサーバーに問題は発生しておりません。 https://t.co/akX4Q3IPJ7 #PSO2
— PhantasyStarOnline2 (@sega_pso2) February 11, 2021
— Ask PlayStation JP (@AskPS_JP) February 11, 2021
During the outage, two of us here at The Verge had trouble playing games on PlayStation Now. Oddly, though, I was able to hop into a Fortnite match, a colleague was able to play Destruction AllStars, and my editor was able to download content without issues.
Update February 10th, 9:57PM ET: the PlayStation Network status page shows that services have returned to normal, so we have made changes to this post accordingly.