PlayStation gamers have been fighting to connect to the PlayStation Network for the past few days, and Sony appears to be having issues quickly fixing whatever is wrong.
Looking to do a bit of gaming this weekend? Perhaps you just got your hands on Monster Hunter: World for the PlayStation 4 and you’re itching to do some pig-petting, pig-outfitting, or pig-carrying. (Yes, Poogie is kind of a big deal.)
Or maybe you’re more into Dragon Ball FighterZ, and you’re looking to launch all sorts of flashy-graphics attacks on your friends (or random online players) now that you finally have a copy of the game.
According to numerous reports, the
“You may have some difficulty launching games, applications, or online features. Our engineers are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible, and we thank you for your patience,” reads Sony’s Sunday morning update.
Even Sony’s official “Ask PlayStation” Twitter account jumped into the fray yesterday, offering gamers a few helpful suggestions that may or may not allow them to get online and game with their friends.
If you’re still having issues accessing PSN, please try these steps:
1. Log out of the account that is having difficulty
2. Power down the PS4
3. Access https://t.co/5QZlIWPW2N and sign in.
4. Confirm signing into the website
5. Turn on the PS4 and log in
— Ask PlayStation (@AskPlayStation) January 27, 2018
On the plus side, the PlayStation Network doesn’t appear to be offline for good, but it’s going to give gamers a bit of a struggle if they’re trying to connect—and might not actually allow them to play with their friends for very long. Sony hasn’t issued any updates to explain what’s actually happening with its service, but Down Detector notes that the PlayStation Network has been giving gamers issues for the past few days.
It’s a slight relief that gamers who picked up either of this week’s big launches—Monster Hunter: World or Dragon Ball FighterZ—can at least play the games’ (offline) single-player modes if they can’t maintain a consistent connection to the PlayStation Network. It’s not ideal, but it’s something to do while you wait for Sony to fix whatever’s broken.